Geochemistry and Mineral Resources

The group's research is focused on using the geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology of rocks to understand the origin and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere, how and why these reservoirs have changed, and which geological and tectonic processes have shaped our planet over geological time.

In addition, the interface to material science is also of interest and a part of research is directed towards the mineral-related materials used in industry.


The research is heavily focused on geochemical and mineralogical analytical work, in laboratories based at IGN (Microprobe, XRD, TIMS, ICPMS) and also carried out in collaboration with laboratories and facilities hosted by external international partners. The group also contributes a broad range of petrological, mineralogical and geochemical courses in the Department, ranging from introductory level to advanced Master’s levels courses.

















Name Title Phone E-mail
Jesper Allan Frederiksen PhD fellow +45 50 43 81 16 E-mail
Katrine Baden PhD student   E-mail
Kristoffer Szilas Assistant professor +45 353-26547 E-mail
Majken Djurhuus Poulsen PhD student +45 299361262 E-mail
Marie Katrine Traun PhD fellow +45 353-36695 E-mail
Nina Søager Assistant professor +45 353-32975 E-mail
Paul Martin Holm Associate professor, research and development +45 353-22426 E-mail
Pedro Waterton Postdoc +45 353-26223 E-mail
Robert Frei Professor +45 353-22450 E-mail
Simon Hansen Serre PhD fellow +45 353-37681 E-mail
Tod Earle Waight Professor +45 353-22482 E-mail
Tonci Balic Zunic Associate professor +45 353-22337 E-mail
Trygvi Bech Árting PhD student +45 353-34341 E-mail

Head of Research Group

Kristoffer Szilas
Assistant professor

Phone: +45 35 32 65 47
Mobile: +45 20 81 66 20

Denmark's oldest rocks

A new look at Bornholm's undergroun
A new look at Bornholm's undergroun