education

::: 2007 - 2008
Certificate of Advanced Studies ETH: "Räumliche Informationssysteme" (GIS), Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

::: 2002 - Ongoing
PhD thesis: "Archaeometric research on the ancient iron production of the Dogon (Mali)", Mineralogy and Petrography, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Fribourg

::: 1996 - 2002
Diploma in Prehistoric Archaeology: "Étude quantitative et technologique des scories d'une forge d'époque romaine è Étagnières (Vaud)", Département d'Anthropologie et d'Ecologie, Université de Genève

::: 2000
"Certificat International en Archéologie Africaine", Programme intensif SOCRATES, Université Libre de Bruxelles

training

::: 2009
Introductory short course "Microscopie des minéraux opaques", Prof. L. Fontbote, University of Geneva

::: 2006
Cours 3ème cycle CUSO "X-ray microtomography", Prof. L. Baumgartner, University of Lausanne

::: 2006
Advanced short course "Pre- and Historic Copper Metallurgy", Prof. A. Hauptmann, University of Fribourg

::: 2005
Cours 3ème cycle CUSO "Geostatistics", Dr. H. Demougeot-Renard, Dr. P. Renard, CHYN, University of Neuchâtel

::: 2004
Advanced short course "Statistics in archaeometry", Prof. M. J. Baxter, University of Fribourg

::: 2003
Advanced short course "Archaeometallurgy of iron", Dr. V. Buchwald, University of Fribourg

Advanced short course "Lead isotopes in archaeometry", Dr. S. Stos, University of Fribourg

Advanced short course "Technology and archaeometry of glass from greco roman times until the early medieval period", Prof. I. Freestone, University of Fribourg

::: 2001
Short course Archaeometry V (Prospection), Prof. D. Chapellier, Dr. P. Gex, University of Fribourg

::: 1998
Short course Archaeometry IV (Metallurgy), Dr. W. Fasnacht, Dr. V. Serneels, University of Fribourg

Short course Archaeometry II (Ceramology), Prof. M. Picon, Prof. M. Maggetti, University of Fribourg

archaeology / archaeometry

::: 2009
Research on smithing slags from the gallo-roman rural settlement of Marsens - En Barras FR, Switzerland (for the Service Cantonal d'Archéologie Fribourg)

::: 2008
Research on smithing slags from the roman villa of Langendorf - Hüslerhofstrasse SO, Switzerland (for the Amt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Solothurn)

Research on smithing slags from the roman villa of Oberbettingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

::: 2007
Research on smithing slags from the roman vicus of Bonn, Germany (for the Rheinisches Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege, Bonn)

::: 2003 - 2005
Conducting archaeological excavations on three archaeometallurgical sites, Mali, in the framework of the multidisciplinary research program "Human population and paleoenvironment in West Africa"

::: 2003
Research on slag finds from the gallo roman villa of Morat-Combette FR and from the iron age farm of Courgevaux-Marais FR, Switzerland (in collab. with Vincent Serneels; for the Service Cantonal d'Archéologie Fribourg)

::: 2002
Research on slag finds from a gallo roman forge in Rodersdorf-Klein Buel SO, Switzerland (for the Amt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Solothurn)

::: 2001 - 2002
Research on smithing slags from the gallo roman site of Etagnières VD, Switzerland (for Archeodunum and the Archéologie Cantonale Vaud)

Prospecting of raw material deposits in the Tarentaise valley, France

::: 1997 - 2001
Various field work on the excavations of the pre- and protohistoric sites of the Grotte de l'Abbaye and the Grotte du Gardon, France, and of Concise-sous-Colachoz and Onnons, Switzerland

languages

::: french/german: mother tongues, english: fluent