Roland Stalder


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Education and Scientific Career

  • Oct 1989-May 1994 Study of Mineralogy at the University of Göttingen.
    Diploma in Mineralogy: "Nonstoichiometric spinels: an experimental investigation of the systems MgO-Al2O3-Ga2O3 and MgO-Al2O3-TiO2 at high temperature"

  • Jun 1994–Oct 1997 PhD in Mineralogy with Prof. Dr. G.P. Brey and PD Dr. S.F.Foley at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry (Department for Cosmochemistry) in Mainz (Jun 94-Jun 96) and at the Institute of Mineralogy at the University of Frankfurt/Main (Aug 96-Oct 97): "Experimental trace element partitioning between solid and fluid phases under upper mantle conditions"

  • Nov 1997-Dec 2000 Postdoctoral scientist at the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, ETH Zürich/Switzerland.

  • Jan 2001–Feb 2002 Postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Mineralogy at the Swedish Museum for Natural History, Stockholm/Sweden.

  • Mar 2002–May 2008 Juniorprofessor for experimental petrology at the department of Earth Sciences, University of Göttingen/Germany.

  • Since June 2008 Professor for Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Innsbruck

Memberships and Scholarships

1992–1994 Scholarship of the German Merit Foundation

Member of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG)

Member of the Geochemical Society (GS)

Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Member of the Austrian Mineralogical Society (ÖMG)

Refereeing work

American Mineralogist, Chemical Geology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, European Journal of Mineralogy, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, Lithos, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals

Fields of Scientific Interest

  • Behaviour of aqueous fluids under high pressure
  • Water incorporation and diffusion in nominally anhydrious minerals (NAMs)
  • Stability of hydrous phases under crustal and mantle conditions
  • Effect of hydrogen incorporation on physical properties of minerals
  • Cl in the Earth's mantle
  • Quartz as Monitor for Sediment Provenance

recent and current projects

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