Mineralogy and Geodynamics

Our research interests focus on quantifying the structure, composition, and processes active within the Earth’s interior and surface. Our goals include a better understanding of:


The previous research themes are investigated through an interdisciplinary cooperation of several work groups in our department. These groups include:

Research tools and techniques used in these groups range of state-of-the-science computer models, remote sensing, geo- and thermochronology, and analytical techniques such as X-ray diffractometry, electron microprobe analyses, IR- and Ramanspectroscopy and gas-, solid- and plasma-source mass spectrometry.