Curriculum Vitae

Anja Dufresne



09/2016 - present



09/2017 - 10/2017

05/2016 - 08/2016

Senior Researcher, Lecturer, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Visiting Scientist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, British Columbia, Canada

02/2013 - 04/2016

Prinicpal Investigator, Lecturer, Geology, Universität Freiburg, Germany. DFG-Project: Long-runout landslides: the effect of lithology on comminution, (micro-) structures, morphology, and runout

04/2010 - 01/2013

Research Associate, Lecturer, Geology, Universität Freiburg, Germany

02/2006 - 05/2009

PhD Geosciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Influence of runout path material on rock and debris avalanche mobiliy: field evidence and analogue modelling. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tim Davies

02/2007 - 06/2008

Teaching Assistant, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

01/2003 - 09/2005

MSc Geosciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. The Hapaimamo Flow: a young pre-historic picritic lava flow on Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mike Rhodes


Field Methods in Volcanology, Centre for the Study of Active Volcanoes

University of Hawai’i in Hilo, USA

02/2003 - 09/2005

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

01/2001 - 11/2002

Research Assistant, Mineralogy, Universität Göttingen, Germany


Internship Volcanology, Ekra Geological Consulting, Nordic Volcanological Institute, Reykjavík, Iceland

10/1999 - 11/2002

BSc Geosciences, Mineralogy, Universität Göttingen, Germany. Viscosity and vesicularity of Laacher See pumice. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Sharon Webb

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