People

Dr. Alfredo Martínez García

Group Leader

  • Group Leader, Organic Isotope Geochemistry group, Climate Geochemistry Department, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, tenured (W2) since 2015.

  • Research associate (SNF Ambizione fellow) at ETH Zürich (2012-2015)

  • Visiting Scholar at Princeton University (2014).
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at ETH Zürich (2009-2012)

  • PhD, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009). Thesis: On the role of the Southern Ocean in Plio-Pleistocene Climate Evolution.

  • Diploma (Licenciatura) in Environmental Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2004)

Barbara Hinnenberg

Laboratory Technical Staff

Tasks:

  • Bacteria cultures (Pseudomonas chlororaphis and Pseudomonas aureofaciens)

  • Bacteria growth media preparation  

  • Isotopic Standards

  • N isotope protocols and sample analysis

  • Lab Organization

Mareike Schmitt

Laboratory Technical Staff

  • MSc Geoscience, Johannes Gutenberg Universität (2018)

  • BSc Geoscience, Johannes Gutenberg Universität (2015)

Tasks:

  • Gas Chromatography Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC-IRMS)

  • Gas Chromatography (GC)

  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

  • Biomarker protocols and sample analysis

  • Lab Organization

Dr. Nic Duprey

Post-Doc, Paul Crutzen Nobel Prize Fellow

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2013/2016) Coral Biogeochemistry  Laboratory, The SWIRE Institute of Marine Science, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

  • PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (2012), Paris, France.​

  • MSc Ecology of Littoral Ecosystems, Department of Biology, Université de La Rochelle (2009), La Rochelle, France / Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.​

  • BSc Biology, Department of Biology, Université de La Rochelle (2007), La Rochelle, France.

*Visit Nic's website for more details about his research

Dr. Florian Rubach

Mass-Spectrometer Manager

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (2016), Germany.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (2013-2016)

  • PhD Environmental Chemistry, Bergische Universität Wuppertal and Forschungszentrum Jülich (2013)

  • Diploma Chemistry​, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (2010)

Tasks:

  • Instrument operation and maintenance

  • Developement and refinement of analythical methods

  • Design and construction of new analythical devices

Dr. Alan Foreman

Post-Doc

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2017)

  • MSc Geology, University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

  • BSc Chemistry and Earth Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BSc Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Tina Lüdecke

Post-Doc

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (2019-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-current), Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Centre, Frankfurt, Germany. Funded through DFG Project: Early Hominin Adaptation in the Southern East African Rift.

  • Research associate (2017-current), University of Oxford, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford, England

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2017), New York University (NYU), Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, New York, USA

  • PhD Geosciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (2016)

  • MSc Geosciences, Leibnitz University Hannover, Germany (2010)

*Visit Tina's website for more details about her research

Dr. Jennifer Leichliter

Post-Doc

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (2019-Present) Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-Present) Department of Applied and Analytical Paleontology, Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-Present) Human Evolution Department, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

  • PhD Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA (2018)

  • MA Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA (2011)

  • BSc Biological Anthropology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA (2008)

Dr. Thomas Jan Leutert

Post-Doc

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2020-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • PhD, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen (2019)

  • MSc, Environmental Sciences Department, ETH Zurich (2014)

  • BSc, Environmental Sciences Department, ETH Zurich (2012)

Dr. Maayan Yehudai

Post-Doc

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2020-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.

  • PhD, Columbia University, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (2020)

  • MSc Oceanography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2014)

  • BSc Geology, BenGurion University of the Negev, Israel (2011)

*Visit Maayan's website for more details about her research

Alexandra Auderset

PhD Student

  • PhD Student (2016-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • MSc (2015), Earth Science Department, ETH Zurich

  • BSc (2013), Earth Science Department, ETH Zurich

Simone Moretti

PhD Student

  • PhD Student (2017-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • MSc (2016), Earth Science Department, ETH Zurich

  • BSc (2014), University of Bologna, Italy

Tanja Wald

PhD Student

  • PhD Student (2019-current), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • MSc Geoscience, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg Universität (2018), Mainz

  • BSc Geoscience, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg Universität (2016), 

Former Lab Members

Dr. François Fripiat

Former Post-Doc

  • Since 2019 tenured Assistant Professor at the Laboratoire de Glaciologie of the  Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2019), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • Postdoctoral fellow (2013-2016), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium 

  • Postdoctoral research associate (2010-2013), Princeton University, Princeton, USA

  • PhD (2010), Université Libre de Bruxelles

*Visit François's website for more details about his current research and collaborations with the AMG lab

Dr. Anja Studer

Former Post-Doc

  • Since 2018 Research Associate, Department of Environmental Sciences, Biogeochemistry Group, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2015-2018), Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.​

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geosciences Department, Princeton University (2013-2015)

  • PhD, Geological Institute, ETH Zurich (2013)

*Visit Anja's website for more details about her current research 

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