Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science – University of Copenhagen

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Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science

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.

Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science


Major research projects


Members of the research group

PhD students

Collaboration and Networks

  • GEUS
  • DTU
  • Kanazawa University
  • University of Alberta
  • Cologne University
  • University of Iceland
  • University of La Pampa, Argentina
  • Geomar, Kield, Germany
  • University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • CONICET-CENPAT, Argentina
  • Geomar, Kiel, Germany
  • University of Kiel, Germany
  • University of Münster, Germany
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Aarhus Universitet
  • Icelandic Institute of Natural History
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand.
  • University of Perugia, Italy
  • University of Genova, Italy
  • University of Bari, Italy
  • Natural History Museum of Norway
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Haldor Topsøe A/S

Major field sites

  • South Greenland
  • Nuuk-Maniitsoq region, SW Greenland
  • Otavi Group, Namibia
  • Province of Misiones, Argentina
  • Province of Catamarca, Argentina
  • Province of Jujui, Argentina
  • Province of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Province of Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Yangtse Platform, China
  • Bahamas, USA
  • Iceland: Katla volcano, Central Iceland, The West Fjords
  • Iceland: Holuhraun volcanic field
  • Iceland: Eldfell volcano, Heimaey Island
  • Argentina-Chile: Maipo volcano, Payenia in Mendoza
  • Chile: Southern Volcanic Zone of the Andes
  • Cape Verdes: Fogo, Santo Antão
  • Italy: Sabatini district, Roman Province around Lago di Bracciano.
  • Italy: Vulcano Island Greece: Aegean arc volcanic islands: Milos, Santorini and Nisyros

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.