Welcome to the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg
We are interested in properties and behavior of natural materials – minerals and rocks – during geological processes, interaction with hydrosphere and atmosphere, and their practical utility as resources and construction materials for modern society. Our group hosts a variety of analytical facilities including sample preparation, electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, and we share access to additional analytics with the geochemistry group. Our graduates have numerous job opportunities in geology, mineral resources, applied environmental science, geotechnics, as well as inorganic chemistry or material science.