Research interests

Mautia Hill whiteschist

The focus of my research lies in the field of metamorphic petrology. I apply microanalytical tools to unravel the formation conditions and metamorphic evolution of rocks. Major aspects of my research are ultra-high temperature metamorphism, phase relations in metasomatic rocks, and serpentinization of abyssal peridotites.


My teaching activities intend to convey the basic principles of petrology as well as microanalytical methods to undergraduate students. Previously taught lectures include:

  • Lecture & practicals: Metamorphic petrology
  • Lecture & practicals: Microanalysis with the electron microprobe
  • Lecture: Metamorphism and orogenesis
  • Lecture & practicals: Model calculations in petrology
  • Lecture & practicals: Physico-chemical mineralogy
  • Microscopy course: Petrology of metamorphic rocks
  • Geoscientific seminar
  • Tutorials: Mineral optics
  • Tutorial: Petrology of magmatic and metamorphic rocks

Curriculum vitae breve

  • since April 2014: Laboratory supervisor, Microanalytical Lab, Electron microprobe, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • January 2007 - April 2014: Research assistant, University of Bremen
  • November 2006: Dr. rer. nat. in Mineralogy
  • July 2003 - November 2006: Doctorate student in mineralogy, University of Kiel
  • January 2003: Diploma in Geology/Palaeontology
  • 2001 - 2003: Student of mineralogy, University of Kiel
  • 1997 - 2003: Student of Geology and Palaeontology, University of Kiel

Doctorate thesis:
Title: Metamorphic events during the formation of the East African Orogen: case studies from Madagascar and Tanzania
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Schenk (University of Kiel)
Description: The thesis investigates metamorphic rocks from Madagascar and Tanzania by means of petrography, mineral chemistry, whole-rock geochemistry, and geochronology. It is aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the geodynamic evolution of the East African Orogen.



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