Petrology and Geodynamics

Dr. Christopher Giehl


Ludewig-Meyn Str. 10, R. 450
Phone: +49(0) 431 880 2895
Telefax: +49(0) 431 880 4457

Research Interests

  • Mineral Stabilities and Thermodynamic Data
  • Fluid- and Melt Inclusions
  • Synthesis of High-Perfomance Ceramics
  • Peralkaline Magmatic Rocks
  • Volcanic Ash in Jet Engines
  • Experimental Corrosion of Natural Stone
  • Core Formation and Silicate Differentiation in Planets



Articles in journals (peer-review)

  • Fusswinkel T, Giehl C, Beermann O, Fredriksson JR, Garbe-Schönberg D, Scholten L, Wagner T (2018) Combined LA-ICP-MS microanalysis of iodine, bromine and chlorine in fluid inclusions. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometrydoi:10.1039/C7JA00415
  • Gaida NA, Nishiyama N, Masuno A, Schürmann U, Giehl C, Beermann O, Ohfuji H, Bednarcik J, Kulik E, Holzheid A, Irifune T, Kienle L (2017) Transparent polycrystalline nanoceramics consisting of triclinic Al2SiO5 kyanite and Al2O3 corundum. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 101: 998-1003. doi:10.1111/jace.15281
  • Giehl C, Brooker RA, Marxer H, Nowak M (2017) An experimental simulation of volcanic ash deposition in gas turbines and implications for jet engine safety. Chemical Geology 461: 160-170. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.11.024
  • Gaida NA, Nishiyama N, Masuno A, Holzheid A, Ohfuji H, Schürmann U, Szillus C, Kulik E, Bednarcik J, Beermann O, Giehl C, Kienle L (2017) Synthesis of Al2O3/SiO2 Nano-Nano Composite Ceramics under High Pressure and Its Inverse Hall-Petch Behavior. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 100: 323-332. 10.1111/jace.14551
  • Giehl C, Marks MAW, Nowak M (2014) An experimental study on the influence of fluorine and chlorine on phase relations in peralkaline phonolitic melts. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 167. doi:10.1007/s00410-014-0977-7
  • Giehl C, Marks M, Nowak M (2013) Phase relations and liquid lines of descent of an iron-rich peralkaline phonolitic melt: an experimental study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 165: 283-304. doi:10.1007/s00410-012-0809-6

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016-today Lecturer in Research group Petrology and Geodynamics, Kiel University, Germany
  • 2014-2016 Lecturer / Head of laboratory in Research group Experimental and Theoretical Petrology, Kiel University, Germany
  • 2011-2014 Postgraduate at project "Experimentelle Untersuchungen an der Kristallisationsdifferentiation Eisen-reicher peralkaliner Magmen" (Supervisors: Michael Marks and Marcus Nowak, DFG Projets MA 2563/4-1 and NO 378/7-1), Tübingen University, Germany
  • 2010-2011 Scientific Assistant in interdisciplinary BMBF project "CO2 large scale enhanced gas recovery in the Altmark natural gas field (CLEAN)", experimantal hydrogeochemistry, Tübingen University, Germany
  • 2008-2010 Student Assistant in research group experimental Mineralogy, Tübingen University, Germany
  • 2006-2010 Studies of Geosciences (Diploma in Mineralogy, Major in Material Sciences) at Tübingen University, Germany