Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Francois Holtz

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Francois Holtz
Address
Callinstraße 3-9
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
152
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Francois Holtz
Address
Callinstraße 3-9
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
152
Positions
Spokesperson
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Geosciences (BSc) / (MSc)
Executive Director
Executive Board
Exchange Coordinator
Exchange Coordination, Geosciences
Accreditation Officers
Geosciences
Representatives for professors
Coordination Board, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Representatives for professors
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Geosciences (BSc) / (MSc)
Representatives for professors
Admissions Board for MSc Geosciences
Professors
Professors
Petrology

FOCAL POINTS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING

  • Experimental determination of phase relationships in  natural silicate systems systems
  • Formation of continental and oceanic crust: Partial melting, differentiation, crystallization processes
  • Volatiles in silicate melts and glasses
  • Physical properties of partially melted silicate systems, viscosity and diffusivity of volatiles and cations in melts
  • Participation to projects involving combined petrological, geochemical and experimental investigation of natural rocks with particular attention to magmatic and volcanic systems
  • Improvement of high-pressure high-temperature experimental techniques
  • Formation of ore deposits: metal and PGE distribution  between minerals, melts and fluids at high pressure and temperature


CV

  • Career
    1987-1989 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hannover (Inst. for Mineralogy);  grant  from the EC
    1989-1991 Research position at the University of Hannover (Inst. for Mineralogy); position supported by the German Science Foundation
    1991-1996 Research position (Chargé de Recherche) at the Centre National de la  Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Orléans (CRSCM); speciality geochemistry and high pressure - high temperature experimental investigations
    Since 1996 Professor (Petrology) at the Leibniz University of Hannover

     

     

  • Memberships and positions

     

    Responsibilities in scientific societies

    • President of the German Mineralogical Society, DMG (2015 - 2016)
    • Vice-president of the German Mineralogical Society, DMG (2014 and 2017)
    • Vice-president of the German Association of Earth Science Societies, Dachverband-Geo (since 2016)
    • Scientific responsibilities at the German Science Foundation
    • Member of the Senat of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG (2010-2016)
    • Member of the DFG review panel Fachkollegium 316

    Scientific responsibilities at the Leibniz University Hannover

    • Responsible of the Graduate School Geofluxes (2012-2015)
    • Responsible of the "Forschungsinitiative FZ:Geo with Prof. M. Sester (since 2013)

    Administrative responsibilities at the Leibniz University Hannover

    • Head of the Institute of Mineralogy (2009-2011, 2015-2017, since 2021)
    • Member of several committees organising student affairs
Research projects
Publications