Prof. Dr. Marion Tichomirowa

Prof. Dr. Marion Tichomirowa

Prof. Dr. Marion Tichomirowa

Head of Isotopic Geochemistry & Geochronology Labs

Institute of Mineralogy, Brennhausgasse 14, Room 75

Ph. 03731-393528
tichomiratmineral [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Geochemistry, Isotopic Geochemistry, Geochronology

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  • 1977–1982: Diploma (M.Sc.) in Geology/Geochemistry, University of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1982–1984: Scientific researcher at the GFE (Geological Research and Exploration) of the Ministry of Geology, Freiberg, Germany
  • 1984–1991: Doctoral researcher at the Institute of „Precambrian Geology and Geochronology“, St. Petersburg Academy of Science, Russia
  • 1991: Doctoral degree at the St. Petersburg Academy of Science, Russia. Thesis title: O- and C-isotopes of sedimentary and igneous carbonates

Professional Experience

  • Since 1992: Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Since 1993: Head of the isotope laboratory (C, O, S, Rb-Sr, U-Pb), Institute of Mineralogy, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • 2002: Postdoctorate lecturing qualification "Habilitation" granted in Geochemistry (Dr. habil) (Genesis of Gneisses from the Erzgebirge and comparison to other Saxothuringian units), TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Since 2009: Appointed associate professor “apl. Professor” at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
  • 2014–2015 Guest professor at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Scientific Interests

  • Geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including carbonatites)
  • Geochronology (Rb/Sr, Pb/Pb, U/Pb)
  • Stable isotope geochemistry (S, O, C) including stable isotopes as tracers in oxidation processes (e.g. sulphide oxidation in acid mine drainage)

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