SNSF Ambizione Fellowship approved

Since November 2022, I joined the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich as an SNF Ambizione fellow to kick-off my project on: Ecological fluid dynamics for habitat creation in river systems

9th Gerhard Jirka Summer School of Environmental Fluid Mechanics (GJSS)

I am excited to be involved as a Lecturer during this years’ GJSS. The GJSS will be held in Dresden (Germany) from August 28th to September 1st 2023, i.e., the week right after the IAHR World Congress in Vienna. All relevant information can be found on the website and applications can now be submitted to

IAHR Coffee Chats

You can find a summary and videos of all the previous Coffee Chats here.

I am moderating the 5th IAHR coffee chat for young professionals on tips and tricks for networking at conferences! It will take place on the occasion of the International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2023, from 4-5 pm CET.

Register here and join us so you are well-prepared for the upcoming IAHR World Congress in Vienna.

KIT International Excellence Fellowship

From May to July 2022, I had the pleasure to visit the Institute of Water and River Basin Management – Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at KIT in the frame of an International Excellence Fellowship with Prof. Mário Franca has the faculty host. Find out more about my research collaboration with KIT and my view on women in science in the two videos:

Video on research collaboration with KIT
Video on women in science (KIT)

Special Issue on Benefits and Challenges of Large Wood in Fluvial Ecosystems

Engineered logjam at the Trinity River (California, USA; photo: I. Schalko)

Together with Elizabeth Follett (Cardiff University) and Brian Crookston (Utah State University), I serve as a guest editor for the Special Issue on the benefits and challenges of large wood in fluvial ecosystems in the Journal of Coastal and Hydraulic Structures . You can find out more about the Special Issue here.

IAHR Interview

Dr. David Ferras (vice-chair of the IAHR technical committee on Education and Professional Development) interviewed me for the IAHR Newsflash on my career, women in science, and the IAHR coffee chats I founded with the support of the IAHR task force on Strengthening Diversity and Gender Equity. You can read the full interview here.