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I am a chemist and science communicator,
with experience in SIMS imaging.
(NanoSIMS and ToF-SIMS)

My academic journey has been somewhat eclectic. I received a PhD in Chemical Oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle with a Certificate in Climate Science. At UW, I studied how the shells of foraminifera, a type of marine plankton, can be used to understand past climate conditions. I still love earth science and try to keep updated in the field, but right now, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Göttingen, in the Department of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology. In this vein, I primarily work with NanoSIMS, a surface-imaging technique with a resolution of close to 50nm.

I would be interested in collaboration on a project focused on earth science, NanoSIMS, or both. Although I am not currently on the job market, please feel free to contact me if you know of any positions that may suit me. I am interested in both academic and non-academic positions. Please also feel free to contact me with questions about my research.
My work email address is: elisa.bonnin(at)

(Please note: any emails sent to this address that are NOT science or research related will be deleted unread. For all other subjects, please use my contact page.)

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Last updated: July 27, 2020

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