Volker Kahlenberg

Phone: +43 512 507-54603


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Scientific education and career

1984-1990: Study of Mineralogy at the University of Mainz, Germany

1990: Diploma in Mineralogy/Crystallography with Prof. Dr. H. Böhm at the University of Mainz, Germany: Structural investigations on synthetic pure sodium nephelines

1994: PhD in Mineralogy/Crystallography with Prof. Dr. H. Böhm at the University of Mainz, Germany: Phase transitions and pseudo-symmetry in bismuth titanates stannates

1994-1996: Research associate at the mineralogical institute of the Technical University in Berlin, Germany

1996 - 2003 Assistant professor with Prof. R.X. Fischer at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Bremen, Germany

2000: Visiting scientist in the group of Prof. John Parise at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, USA

2002: Habilitation in Mineralogy/Crystallography  at the University of Bremen: Crystal chemistry and structural investigations of alkaline earth (Ca, Sr, Ba) aluminates, gallates and ferrates

From 01.03.2003: Full professor of Applied Mineralogy and Crystallography at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria

Honours, awards and fellowships

1987–1990: Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation

1995: 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

Since 2017 Member of the Commission on Inorganic and Mineral Structures of the International Union of Crystallography

2003–2011 Associate Editor of the European Journal of Mineralogy

2008–2010 Member of the Proposal Review Panel of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) in Brookhaven (USA)

2010–2011 Vice President of the Austrian Mineralogical Society (ÖMG)

2011–2012 Associate Editor of Mineralogy and Petrology

2011–2013 President of the Austrian Mineralogical Society (ÖMG)