Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Francois Holtz

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Francois Holtz
Address
Callinstraße 3-9
30167 Hannover
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Room
152
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Francois Holtz
Address
Callinstraße 3-9
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
152

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


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  • 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"(German Science Foundation)

    Scientific responsibilities at the Leibniz Universität Hannover

    Graduate schools and research programs at the Leibniz Universität Hannover:

    Responsible of the Graduate School "Geofluxes" (2012-2015)

    Responsible of the "Forschungsinitiative "FI:Geo" with Prof. M. Sester (since 2013)

    Administrative responsibilities at the Leibniz Universität Hannover

    Head of the Institute of Mineralogy (2009-2011 and 2015-2017)

    Member of several committees organising student affairs (Studienkommission Geowissenschaften, Prüfungsauschuß, Erasmus program for Earth Sciences)

  • 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” (German Science Foundation)