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I'm a structural geologist and lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. I'm interested in all types of rock structures  and their relation to small- and large-scale tectonic processes.


MY CV

Since 2019

Senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences, Sweden

Since 2011

Lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

2008 – 2011

Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia

2007

Dr.rer.nat. (summa cum laude)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My recent research activities are related to all aspects of quantitative rock structural analysis from micro to macro scale. I work with all type of rocks including natural and artifical ice. I work also on various regional structural geology and tectonic projects such as in Western Australia, Portugal and Macedonia

ARCHIVE

Here you can download supplementary material related to my research, and the latest releases of our software for rock-structure quantification,

FAME

A short summary of my research and teaching experience

 Research

 

My main research interests are in all aspects of quantitative rock structural analysis from micro to macro scale. Mineral crystallography and complex rock fabrics such as mineral distribution patterns and pattern anisotropy are used to obtain quantitative kinematic data on the progress of deformation in metamorphic and magmatic rocks and, in ice. To obtain these data, microstructural studies and laboratory experiments using rock analogues such as norcamphor and ice are combined with image analysis techniques and GIS applications and, new methods to determine rock structures were developed. Results from these quantitative studies are tested in field-based projects in Australia, Brazil, Portugal and Macedonia.

 

Teaching

 

Courses in structural geology and, field and mapping courses in structural geology.

Contact

 
 
 
 

ADDRESS

 

UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG

 

Department of Earth Sciences

 

Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

 

PO Box 460, SE-405 30 Gothenburg,

 

Sweden

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EMAIL

mark.peternell@gu.se


Phone: +49(0)6131-39-24531

Fax:       +49(0)6131-39-23863

Email: peternel@uni-mainz.de

ADDRESS:

Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21, D-55128 Mainz, Germany 

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