Onno Oncken#

Onno Oncken
Email:oncken 'at' gfz-potsdam.de
Membership Number:2381
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:ooncken
Elected:2006
Homepage: http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/section/lithosphere-dynamics/staff/profil/onno-oncken



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007-2008 Guest professor at Caltech/Pasadena
  • Since 2003 Director of department 'Geodynamics' at GFZ
  • Since 1994 Full professor for 'Dynamics of the Earth's Crust' at the Earth Sciences Department of the Free University of Berlin in conjunction with the position at the GFZ
  • 1992 Head of section at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
  • 1989 Associate professor for Structural Geology at the Institute for Geology in Würzburg
  • 1983 Assistant professor for Structural Geology at the Geological-Paleontological Institute in Frankfurt
  • 1980-1981 PhD student at Earth Sciences Department, Cologne University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Tectonics of plate margins and orogens
  • Deformation analysis
  • Analogue modelling

Honours and Awards
  • PhD-fellowship of the 'Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes'
  • Postdoc Fellowship of the Thyssen Foundation
  • Hermann Credner-Price of the German Geological Society
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Price of the German Science Foundation
  • Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  • Member of Leopoldina Academy
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • Moore Scholar at Caltech, Pasadena, USA

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