Group Members – present and past


Hauke Marquardt (Dr. rer. nat., Berlin, 2009), group leader: Professor of Earth Sciences at Univerversity of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow Worcester College


Biao Wang (MSc, University of Bayreuth, 2019): Displacive Phase Transitions in the Deep Mantle

Viktoria Trautner

Viktoria Trautner (MSc 2020, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Spin Transitions in Earth’s Lower Mantle Studied by Time-resolved XRD

Britany Kulka

Britany Kulka (MSc 2021, Arizona State University): Time-reolved XRD and Mantle Phase Transitions

Past Members:


Dr Julia Immoor (MSc, Kiel, 2012): Experimental Deformation of Lower Mantle Minerals, now at University of Braunschweig, Germany

Dr Alba San José Méndez (MSc, Madrid, 2014): Dynamic Compression Experiments, now Beamline Scientist at DESY Hamburg, Germany

Egor Koemets

Dr Egor Koemets (MSc, Bayreuth): CH4 and H2O at extreme conditions, now Beamline Scientist at Diamond Light Source, UK

Dr Niccolo Satta (MSc, Rome, 2017): Seismic Signature of Earth’s Deep Water Cycle, now Assistant Prof (Akademischer Rat) at University of Muenster, Germany


Dr Alexander Kurnosov (PhD, Novosibirsk, 2004): Brillouin Scattering and X-ray Diffraction, now at Bayerisches Geoinsitut Bayreuth


Dr Johannes Buchen (MSc, Mainz, 2013): Elasticity of Mantle Minerals. Dr. rer. nat. 2018, now Assistant Professor at BGI Bayreuth, Germany


Dr Kirsten Schulze (MSc, Kiel, 2014): Elasticity of Mantle Minerals. Dr. rer. nat. 2018, now at University of Bayreuth


Dr Vasily Potapkin (Dr. rer. nat., Bayreuth, 2012): Laser Heating