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Florian's Academic Experience

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Learning and Living

Ph.D. Sustainability,
College of Global Futures,
Arizona State University

August 2018 - 
Anticipated May 2023

Ph.D. candidate in Sustainability at the School of Sustainability; research focuses on heat mitigation as well as communication and co-creation of usable science between academics, city officials, and the general public in the context of urban heat. The goal is to advance the creation and application of usable, policy-relevant knowledge.

MS Meteorology, Leipzig University

August 2013 - 
December 2015

Arctic Climate Change, Physical Climate Feedbacks, Theoretical Meteorology.

Master thesis is published.

BS Meteorology, Leipzig University

October 2010 - 
July 2013

Anthropogenic Impact on Local Weather and Climate

Academic Experience: Education

Professional Experience

My Qualifications

Research Assistant, ASU

August 2018 -
August 2022

Teaching Assistant, ASU

August 2021 -
December 2021

Recitation management/lead for two student groups (40 students) during Fall 2021. SOS 111: Sustainable Cities (2021 Fall) Polytechnic Campus, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University.

Scientific Programmer, TROPOS

January 2017 -
July 2018

Working Group Satellite Remote Sensing, Department Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

European Space Agency Affiliate – Project EarthCARE

EarthCARE Cloud Layer and Aerosol Products

Research Assistant, University Leipzig

January 2016 - 
April 2016

Research Group Clouds and Global Climate, Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University

Master thesis is published.

Academic Experience: Experience
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Selected Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

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Graduate College Completion Fellowship


Awarded for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 to focus on Dissertation.

Award to support degree completion of outstanding graduate students for their last semester or year. Competitive fellowship award of $10,940 per semester plus tuition for 1 credit hour and health insurance coverage.

GPSA Outstanding Research Award 


Awarded Spring 2022 for my research on Cool Pavement.

The Outstanding Research Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Association recognizes graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence in research at Arizona State University.

GPSA and EOSS Leadership Scholarships & Awards

Multiple (11) - Total: $26,900.00

Scholarships and Awards for Leadership and Outstanding Commitment in the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) between April 2019 and May 2023. Serving in different positions from Assembly Member over Director of Travel to President of the Student Government.

CAP LTER Graduate Research Grant


Awarded Summer 2020 to initiate Project MaRTiny.

The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER) Graduate Grants help support graduate student research in urban ecology and urban systems conducted within the CAP LTER study area. Competitive and reviewed grant.

Walton Global Sustainability Studies Scholarship


Awarded for my Study Abroad during the Summer 2019 in Hong Kong.

The Walton Global Sustainability Studies Scholarship supports students who want to participate in a special learning experience about sustainability issues in other countries.

Other Awards/Grants

Multiple (10) - Total: $6,729.00

Awarded between Fall 2019 and now for conference travel, registration, and attendance & dissertation research efforts.

Received at ASU from GPSA and the Graduate College. Outside of ASU from the Arizona Pavements/Materials Conference.

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