Liane G. Benning#


Liane G. Benning
Email:benning 'at' gfz-potsdam.de
Membership Number:4506
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:lbenning
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/section/interface-geochemistry/staff/profil/liane-g-benning




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016, 04 – present Professor in Interface Geochemistry, GFZ Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (joint appointment)
  • 2014, 10 – present Head of Interface Geochemistry Section 4.4, German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam, Germany
  • 2007, 08 – present Professor in Experimental Biogeochemistry, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2006, 03 – 2006, 07 Visiting Scientist, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC, USA
  • 2005, 08 – 2007, 07 Reader in Geobiology, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2004, 05 – 2005, 07 University Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK
  • 1999, 05 – 2004, 04 University Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
  • 1999, 05 - 2003 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 1996, 07 - 1999, 04 Research Associate, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biogeochemistry, Mineralogy, extremophile Microbiology
  • Nucleation, growth and crystallization mechanisms and kinetics of environmentally relevant mineral phases
  • Develop, test and apply new state-of-the-art techniques for in situ and time resolved quantification of mineral-fluid-microbe interface reactions;
  • Microbial and particulate interactions in cryogenic extreme environments to unravel effects on global scale processes;

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Schlumberger Award, The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, UK
  • 2016 Bigsby Medal, Geological Society of London, UK
  • 2015 – 2017 President of the European Geochemical Society
  • 2009 - 2014 Wolfson Research Merit Award, UK Royal Society
  • 1996 - 1997 Swiss National Science Foundation Personal International Fellowship for the USA

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