Dr. Sebastian Viehmann

Dr. Sebastian Viehmann
Callinstraße 1
30167 Hannover
Dr. Sebastian Viehmann
Callinstraße 1
30167 Hannover
Research Staff
Institute of Mineralogy
Research Staff

Author profiles Sebastian Viehmann

Focus in research and teaching

  • Evolution of early Earth’s environments
  • Trace element and isotope geochemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • (Marine) chemical sediments
  • High Field Strength and rare earth element geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Weathering and erosion processes

Curriculum vitae

  • Career

    2022-today: Associate researcher (senior postdoc), Institute of Mineralogy, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

    2017-2022: Postdoc, Department of Geology (EU Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship) and Department of Lithospheric Research (FWF stand-alone projekt), University of Vienna, Austria

    2011-2016: PhD student, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

    2011: Student apprentice, Natural History Museum London, UK

    2007-2010: Student research assistant, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University of Bonn and University of Cologne, Germany

  • Education


    Ph.D. in Geosciences (summa cum laude), Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

    Topic: The evolution of Precambrian environments and their impact on the trace element and Hf-Nd isotopic compositions of ancient seawater

    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Bau


    Diploma (German MSc. Equivalent) in Geology/ Palaeontology (A-level), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany

    Topic: Seawater-derived REY, trace element and HFSE systematics of Archean Banded Iron Formations (BIFs).

    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Carsten Münker and Dr. J. Elis Hoffmann


    Diploma study in Geology/ Palaeontology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany

  • Awards
    • FWF stand-alone project ”The evolution of the earliest marine habitats” (grant no. P-34238)
    • Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (EU Horizon 2020 Programme) for project ELEMIN (grant no. 746033)
    • PhD fellowship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for scientific research at the Institute of Geochronology, University of Brasília, Brazil (D/11/44150)
    • PhD scholarship of the Jacobs University for the duration of the PhD program
  • Memberships

    Since 2011:

    Member of the scientific societies: European Association of Geochemistry (EAG), Austrian Geological Society (ÖGG), German Geological Society (GV), and German Mineralogical Society (DMG)


  • Methoden der Isotopengeochemie
  • Kristalline Gesteine
  • Trace element and isotope geochemistry (extern: Constructor University Bremen, Deutschland)
  • Principles and applications in Geochemistry (extern: Gastvorlesungen an der Tongji University Shanghai, China)