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Meret Aeppli

RELP Cohort: 2020
School: Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Meret Aeppli is a postdoctoral research scholar in the department of Earth system science at Stanford University. Her goal is to understand the biological, chemical, and hydrological processes that control the turnover of carbon in soils and sediments. Understanding these processes is critical to advance our understanding of global carbon budgets and improve predictions of global carbon cycling in a changing climate. Meret studies soils from the floodplain of the East River in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and sediments of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada on the California/Nevada border. She uses various spectroscopic, electrochemical and wet chemistry approaches to elucidate controls on carbon mineralization in these soils and sediments. Meret obtained her doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2019. In her doctoral research, she investigated the redox properties and reactivities of iron minerals using electrochemical approaches. She was honored with the ETH Silver Medal for her outstanding doctoral thesis. Meret holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from ETH Zurich. Prior to her time at ETH Zurich, Meret obtained a diploma in Music Performance and Production from London Music School. Meret's postdoctoral research at Stanford is funded by a mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.