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Postdoctoral Scholar
• Stable isotope analysis • Greenhouse gases • Nitrogen cycle

Advisors: Cajetan Neubauer and Sebastian Kopf (GEOL)

Kristýna is a postdoctoral fellow at University of Colorado Boulder with Sebastian Kopf (Geological Sciences) and Cajetan Neubauer (INSTAAR). Her project focuses on a method development of isotope analysis of the oxyanions nitrate, phosphate, and sulfate by electrospray ionization-Orbitrap mass spectrometry (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation).

Her research interests include the development of new methods for stable isotope analysis and applied studies on greenhouse gases and their biogeochemical cycles, mainly nitrous oxide and the related nitrogen cycle. Apart from lab work, she enjoys reading, proofreading, and typesetting. When there is still some brain activity left after work, she practices coordination and her love of rock music during drumming lessons. In free time during weekends, she prefers to give her brain some rest and likes to be immersed in manual work like crocheting, sewing, or baking; or in physical activities like hiking, running, or yoga.

  • 2022-present - Postdoctoral fellow, Geological Sciences & INSTAAR, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • 2022 - R&D scientist/short-term postdoc, inorganic mass spectrometry, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bremen) GmbH, Germany
  • 2020-2021 - Postdoctoral researcher, Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2019 - JSPS fellow (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 2016-2020 - Dr. sc. ETH Zürich (equivalent to PhD), ETH Zürich, Department of Earth Sciences & Empa, Laboratory for Air Pollution & Environmental Technology, Switzerland 
  • 2014-2016 - Master studies, Analytical and Physical Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2011-2014 - Bachelor studies, Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic