Carsten received his diploma in Geophysics from the University of Potsdam in 2004. Before he became a research associate at Freie Universität in January 2005 he was a research assistance at GFZ Potsdam supporting the KTB seismological monitoring group during a long-term fluid injection experiment. In 2011, he finished his PhD studies and received a doctoral degree. His work mainly focuses on improved understanding of injection-induced seismicity related phenomena. He is a member of AGU, EAGE and SEG.