Volker Kahlenberg


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Education and career

since 2003
Full professor of Applied Mineralogy and Crystallography at the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria

Habilitation in Mineralogy/Crystallography  at the University of Bremen: Crystal chemistry and structural investigations of alkaline earth (Ca, Sr, Ba) aluminates, gallates and ferrates

Visiting scientist in the group of Prof. John Parise at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

Assistant professor with Prof. R.X. Fischer at the Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, Germany

Research associate at the mineralogical institute of the Technical University Berlin, Germany

PhD in Mineralogy/Crystallography with Prof. Dr. H. Böhm at the University of Mainz, Germany: Phase transitions and pseudo-symmetry in bismuth titanates stannates

Diploma in Mineralogy/Crystallography with Prof. Dr. H. Böhm at the University of Mainz, Germany: Structural investigations on synthetic pure sodium nephelines

Study of Mineralogy at the University of Mainz, Germany

Honours, awards and fellowships

Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation

Dissertation award of the Johannes Gutenberg University

Member of the Austrian Mineralogical Society (ÖMG)

Refereeing work

American Mineralogist, Canadian Mineralogist, Chemical Engineering Science, Chemistry of Materials, Crystal Growth and Design, European Journal of Mineralogy, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Applied Crystallography, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Mineralogical Magazine, Mineralogy and Petrology, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Powder Diffraction, Solid State Sciences, Structural Chemistry, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, Zeitschrift für Kristallographi, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

Fields of scientific interest

  • Experimental and theoretical studies on structural phase transitions
  • Polymorphism of small molecule and pharmaceutical compounds
  • Crystal chemistry of silicates and oxides
  • Twinning and disorder phenomena in crystal structures
  • X-ray powder diffraction for quantitative phase analysis
  • Structure determination from powder diffraction data

Current roles

Member of the Commission on Inorganic and Mineral Structures of the International Union of Crystallography

Associate Editor of the European Journal of Mineralogy

Member of the Proposal Review Panel of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) in Brookhaven (USA)

Vice President of the Austrian Mineralogical Society (ÖMG)

Associate Editor of Mineralogy and Petrology

President of the Austrian Mineralogical Society (ÖMG)

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