Francois Holtz - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1983 DEA Geology, Université de Nancy I, France
  • 1987 Dr. rer. nat., Université de Nancy I, France

Professional Experience:
  • 1987-1989 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hannover (Inst. for Mineralogy); grant from the EC
  • 1989-1991 Research position at the University of Hannover (Inst. for Mineralogy); position supported by the German Science Foundation
  • 1991-1996 Research position (Chargé de Recherche) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Orléans (CRSCM); speciality geochemistry and high pressure - high temperature experimental investigations
  • Since 1996 Professor (Petrology) at the Leibniz University of Hannover

Responsibilities in scientific Societies:
  • President of the German Mineralogical Society, DMG (2015 - 2016)
  • Vice-president of the German Mineralogical Society, DMG (2014 and 2017)
  • Vice-president of the German Association of Earth Science Societies, Dachverband-Geo (since 2016)

Scientific responsibilities at the German Science Foundation:
  • Member of the Senat of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG (2010-2016)
  • Member of the DFG review panel “Fachkollegium 316” (German Science Foundation) (geochemistry/mineralogy/crystallography), 2004-2010

Scientific responsibilities at the Leibniz Universität Hannover:
  • Graduate schools and research programs at the Leibniz Universität Hannover:
    • Responsible of the Graduate School „Geofluxes“ (2012-2016)
    • Responsible of the „Forschungsinitiative Geoprozessforschung” (2008-2013)
    • Responsible of the „Forschungsinitiative „FI:Geo” with Prof. M. Sester (since 2013)

Scientific evaluations:
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch-Dienst (DAAD): - Member of the DAAD panel for evaluation of Procope projects (2005-2013)
  • Scientific reviews for NSF (USA), NERC (U.K.), CNRS (France), FNS (Switzerland)
  • Reviews for publications in international journals

Administrative responsabilities at the Leibniz University of Hannover:
  • Chair of several committees for the recruitment of professors (Geochemie, Geophysik, Geologie)
  • Head of the „Institut für Mineralogie” (2009-2011 and 2015-2016)
  • Member of several committees organising student affairs (Studienkommission Geowissenschaften, Prüfungsauschuß, Erasmus program for Earth Sciences)

  • Abraham Gottlob Werner medal in 2013 (from the DMG, Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft)
  • Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America in 2013 (MSA)

Expertise of the research team:

1. Experimental determination of phase relationships in natural silicate systems systems
2. Formation of continental and oceanic crust: Partial melting, differentiation, crystallization processes

3. Volatiles in silicate melts and glasses

4. Physical properties of partially melted silicate systems, viscosity and diffusivity of volatiles and cations in melts

5. Participation to projects involving combined petrological, geochemical and experimental investigation of natural rocks with particular attention to magmatic and volcanic systems

6. Improvement of high-pressure high-temperature experimental techniques

7. Applied research topics: metal and PGE distribution between minerals, melts and fluids at high pressure and temperature

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