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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 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 the development of software to quantify complex rock structures, quartz and ice microstructures, and structural geology and tectonic evolution of 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 and FROST

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, tectonics and rheology and, field courses in structural geology.

ADDRESS:

Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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

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

Fax: +49(0)6131-39-23863

Email: peternel@uni-mainz.de

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