Biljana Krüger

Assistant Professor

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Academic career

since 2018
Assistant Professor, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck

Erica Cremer fellowship of the University of Innsbruck

maternity leave

Research Assistant (post-doc), Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland

Research Assistant (PhD student), Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck


Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.) Venia docendi for Mineralogy and Crystallography. Habilitation thesis: Examples of Structural Studies in Mineralogical Crystallography

PhD studies (Dr. rer. nat.) University of Innsbruck. Dissertation: Crystal chemistry, phase transitions and high-pressure behaviour of AO-X2O3 phases (A: Ca, Sr, Ba; X: Al, Ga)

Studies of Mineralogy and Crystallography (Dipl. Engineer) at University of Belgrade, Serbia. Thesis: Neutron powder diffraction analysis of H3PW12O40·6D2O in temperature range 259↔1.5 K

Current roles

since 2023
Representative of Mineralogical Association of Austria (ÖMG) by International Mineralogical Association (IMA)

since 2022
Member of The Austrian National Committee for Crystallography (NCK) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

since 2022
Mineralogical Association of Austria (ÖMG), committee member

Research interest

  • crystallography of new minerals
  • applied mineralogy, gemstones
  • disorder phenomena in crystal structures
  • experimental studies of structural phase transitions
  • patents & intellectual property


  • Metals and Alloys (Master Level)
  • Experimental studies of phase transitions (Master Level)
  • Fundamentals of Geoinformatics (Bachelor level)
  • Applied Geoinformatics (Bachelor level)
  • Crystallography: diffraction methods (Master Level)
  • Lab Practice on diffraction methods (Master Level)
  • Exercises: Crystallography I+II (Bachelor level)


  • 4 PhD students (co-mentoring)
  • 4 MSc students (co-mentoring)
  • 22 BSc students
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