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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.
 

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News

  • Dr. Tao Hong has received the CSC-DAAD postdoctoral fellowship. He is joining our team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and will concentrate on geochemical reworking of crustal rocks leading to the formation of porphyry Cu-Mo deposits (04.05.2018)
  • Dr. Katerina Schlöglova has received the Come & Stay postdoctoral fellowship. Arriving from the ETH Zürich, where she obtained her Ph.D. in economic geology in 2017, she will work on the origin of hydrothermal ore-forming systems (01.05.2018)
  • Professor Jorge Molina Escobar is visiting our department in 2018. He is permanently based at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Medellin and is interested in geochemical aspects of acid mine drainage and its remediation (20.04.2018)
  • Dr. Lennart Fischer is our new assistant for geochemistry. He has received his Ph.D. from the University of Hannover in 2018 and is interested in dynamics of mafic magmatic systems and their experimental simulation. See his personal profile (01.04.2018)
  • DMG-SGA short course Exploration Geology. For the first time our group organizes a new graduate short course on Exploration Geology. With the support from the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft and the Society for Geology Applied to Ore Deposits and with help of the Helvetica Exploration Services, we have welcome 27 participants from six different countries (19.03.2018)
  • Jonas Kämpf receives the Mineralogical Society of America undergraduate prize 2018. The MSA undergraduate prize recognizes excellent academic achievements of our B.Sc. graduate, Jonas Kämpf. The award will be conferred during the fall faculty convocation. More information on the MSA web site (02.2018)
  • Black Forest-Alpine SGA student chapter founded. The Society of Geology Applied to Ore Deposits has founded a new student chapter and will be supporting activities of students in mineral deposits at the universities of Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Bern (11.2017)
  • Scandinavian excursion 2017 goes live. Matthias Dörfler has produced a brief video featuring the petrological and ore-deposit excursion to Norway and Sweden. Watch it on youtube (10.2017)
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