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Sep 2010	Beim Schiffbauergasse-Fest wird Wissenschaft zum Anfassen präsentiert

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Apr 2010	Geo- und Klimawissenschaften im Auswärtigen Amt

Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.


Feb 2010	PROGRESS startet mit Kickoff-Meeting

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Professor Dr. Roland Oberhänsli

University of Potsdam
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
Building 27, Room 1.28
D-14476 Potsdam

Website: http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/webpage/mitarbeiterdetails/show/5.html
E-Mail: roob@geo.uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331 977 5808
Fax: +49 331 977 5700


Research Interests

Petrology and Geodynamics

Academic Training

1969 – 1973 Diploma in Geology (ETH-Zürich)
1974 – 1977 Dr. Sc. Nat. (ETH- Zürich)
1986 Habilitation in Mineralogy & Petrology (University of Bern)


Professional Experience

1994 – present Professor of Mineralogy, University of Potsdam
1990 – 1994 Professor of Geochemistry, University of Mainz
1982 – 1990 Senior Assistant, University of Bern
1997 – 1982 Assistant, University of Bern


Cooperation with other institutions / Consultancy in National and International Committees

  • President for metamorphic maps of the Commission of the Geological Maps of the World CGMW (UNESCO)
  • Secretary General of the International Lithosphere Program ILP (IUGG & IUGS)
  • Coordinator of the DFG Priority program ICDP
  • Vice president of the German Scientific Drilling Consortium (GESEP)
  • Member of the Advisory board of TerMeX (French Geoscience Initiative for the Mediterranean, CNRS-INSU)
  • Co-Principal Investigator Scientific drilling in Donghai, Sulu, China


Editorial Activities
Chief Editor European Journal Of Mineralogy
Editorial Boards: Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences; Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration; Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin

Professional Service (University)

  • Director of Institute (1995-1997, 2004-2006, 2009-current)
  • Member of Faculty board (1996-2000)
  • Vice Dean (1998-1999)
  • Dean of the Faculty of science (1999-2001)
  • Senator (2002-2006)
  • Member of the university financial commission EPK (2006-current)


Other Professional Service Activities (national and international)

  • Elected DFG Reviewer (2000-2004)
  • Elected reviewer DAAD (1996-2000, 2001-2004)
  • Member of the Science Advisory board of ICDP (2002-2006)
  • Head of medal committee European Mineralogical society EMU (2000-current)


Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments

1977 Invitation to Penrose conference “ Blueschists”
1988 Stipend of P. Niggli Stiftung
1999 Stipend of JSPS for a 3 month visit to Japan
2005 Gay Lussac – Humbolt prize
2009 Visiting Professor ENS Paris


Selected Invited Lectures (last 12 months)
University Karlsruhe, University Bern, FU-Berlin, Université Pierre & Marie Curie Paris:

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Dietrich, V., Emmermann, R., Oberhänsli, R., and Puchelt, H., 1978. Geochemistry of basaltic and gabbroic rocks from the West Mariana Trench. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 39, p. 127-144.
  • Oberhänsli, R., Hunziker, J.C., Martinotti, G., and Stern, W., 1985. Geochemistry, geochronology and petrology of Monte Mucrone: an example of Eo-Alpine eclogitization of Permian granitoids in the Sesia-Lanzo Zone, Western Alps, Italy. Chemical Geology, v. 52, p. 165-184.
  • Oberhänsli, R., 1994. Subducted and obducted ophiolites of he Central Alps:Paleotectonic implications deduced by their distribution and metamorphic overprint. Lithos, v. 33, p. 109-118.
  • Oberhänsli, R., Goffé, B., and Bousquet, R., 1995. Record of a HP-LT metamorphic evolution in the Valais zone: Geodynamic implications. Bolletino del Museo Regionale delle Scienze naturali Torino, v. 13, p. 221-240.
  • Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., Goffé, B., Jolivet, L., and Vidal, O., 1997. Distribution of HP-LT metamorphism and extensional deformation in the „Bündnerschiefer“ of the Engadine window (eastern Central Alps): Implications for regional evolution. Journal of Metamorphic Geology.
  • Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O., Dora, O., and Dürr, S., 1997. Eclogites within the Menderes Massif/western Turkey. Lithos, v. 41, p. 135-150.
  • Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., Goffé, B., Jolivet, L., and Vidal, O., 1998. High pressure-low temperature metamorphism and deformation in the „Bündnerschiefer“ of the Engadine window: Implications for the regional evolution of the eastern Central Alps. J. Metam. Geology.
  • Jolivet, L., Goffé, B., Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., and Michard, A., 1998. The tectono-metamorphic signature of detachments in high-pressure mountain belts, Tethyan examples. Earth Planet. Sci. Let., v. 160, p. 31-47.
  • Franz, L., Romer, R., Klemd, R., Schmid, R., Oberhänsli, R., Wagner, T., and Dong, S., 2001. Eclogite-facies quartz veins within metabasites of the Dabie Shan (eastern China):pressure-temperature-time deformation path, composition of the fluid phase and fluid flow during exhumation of high-pressure rocks. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v. 141, p. 332-346.
  • Oberhänsli, R., Bousquet, R., Engi, M., Goffé, B., Gosso, G., Handy, M., Koller, F., Lardeaux, J.-M., Polino, R., Rossi, P., Schuster, R., Schwartz, S., Spalla, I.E., of, w.c., Agard, P., Babist, J., Berger, A., Bertle, R., Bucher, S., Burri, T., Heitzmann, P., Hoinkes, G., Jolivet, L., Keller, L., Linner, M., Lombardo, B., Martinotti, G., Michard, A., Pestal, G., Proyer, A., Rantisch, G., Rosenberg, C., Schramm, J., Soelva, H., Thoeni, M., and Zucali, M., 2004. Metamorphic structure of the Alps 1:1'000000: Paris. CGMW.