photograph David Werner to become a Humboldtian

David Werner has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Stipend for Experienced Scientists to carry out long-term research cooperation with the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany. The mission of the Humboldt Foundation is promoting academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.

“I’m absolutely thrilled by this international recognition of my academic track record,” says David “and particularly excited about the life-long opportunities presented by the Humboldt Foundation’s alumni network which consists of more than 25,000 scientists and scholars from all disciplines in over 130 countries. As a Humboldtian, I will for example become eligible to host future German postdoctoral research visits at our School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.”

But first, the aim of the research collaboration with Germany is to proof the feasibility of restoring important soil functions such as water cleansing and carbon storage where they have been impaired by anthropogenic activities. David’s German partner is Professor Peter Grathwohl, Vice Dean of Tübingen’s Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, and a Member of the Commission for Soil Protection at the German Environment Agency. David’s Humboldt Research Stipend enables three flexible research visits at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen over a period of three years.

Dr David Werner
Reader, Environmental Systems Modelling

published on: 1st June 2012