Prof. em. Dr. Roland Oberhänsli

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University of  Potsdam,
Institute of Earth and Environmental Science

Prof. em. Dr. Roland Oberhänsli
Building 29, Room 1.52

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm
E-mail:
roob@geo.uni-potsdam.de
Phone:
+49 331 977 5808
Fax:
+49 331 977 5700
Prof. em. Dr. Roland Oberhänsli

 

  • Biography
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Publications

Biography

2012-2016
President of the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences)
Since 1994
Professor of mineralogy (C4), Potsdam University
1989-1994
Professor of geochemistry (C3), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
1982-1989
Senior assistant, laboratory of micro X-ray spectroscopy, University of Bern
1977-1982
Assistant, laboratory of micro X-ray spectroscopy, University of Bern
1986
PD: Venia docendi in petrology and mineralogy, University of Bern, “ Mineralogy and geochemistry of meta-lamprophyres from the Central Swiss Alps”
1977
Dr. sc. nat., ETH Zürich, “Natriumamphibol-führende metamorphe basische Gesteine aus den Bündnerschiefern Graubündens” – Supervisors: Prof. V. Trommsdorff, Prof. V. Dietrich
1973
Dipl. sc. nat. (geology), ETH Zürich, “Geologische und petrographische Untersuchungen der Karbonatzüge und der umliegenden Gesteine zwischen Val Pontirone und Val Cresciano, Tessin” - Superviser: Prof. V. Trommsdorff

Research

Metamorphic and magmatic petrology (see more)

Influence of bulk chemistry, blueschists, HP in acid rocks, high and low strain domains,
Fe oxidation state, carpholite, multiequilibria

Orogenic evolution

Alps and Middle East Tethyan Realm

Instrumental analytics (see more)

Installation of labs development of techniques

Mapping projects (see more)

Teaching

Some recent courses

  •  Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • Earth Materials
  • Magmatic and metamorphic petrology
  • Alpine Geology
  • Field mapping

Publications

Selected publications (full list of publications – pdf)

  1. Duesterhoeft, E., Bousquet, R., Wichura, H. & Oberhänsli, R., 2012 Anorogenic plateau formation: The importance of density changes in the lithosphere. JGR, 117, B07204, doi:10.1029/2011JB009007.
  2. Oberhänsli, R., Bousquet, R., Candan, O. & Okay, A. I., 2012, Dating Subduction Events in East Anatolia. Turkish J. Earth Sci. , 21, 1-17.
  3. Wichura, H., Bousquet, R. , Oberhänsli, R., Strecker, M. & Trauth, M., 2011, The Mid-Miocene East African Plateau: a pre-rift topographic model inferred from the emplacement of the phonolitic Yatta lava flow, Kenya. In: The Formationvand Evolution of Africa: A Synopsis of 3.8 Ga of Earth History.  Van Hinsbergen, D. J. J., Buiter, S. J. H., Torsvik, T. H., Gaina, C. &Webb, S. J. (eds), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 357, 285–300.357, 285–300.
  4. Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O., Bousquet, R., Rimmele, G.,  Okay, A. & Goff, J., 2010, Alpine HP Evolution of the eastern Bitlis complex, SE Turkey, IN: Sedimentary basins, tectonics from Black Sea an Caucasus to the Arabian plateform (Eds) Sosson M., Kaymakci N., Stephenson R., Strarostenko V. & Bergerat F., Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 340, 461-483.
  5. Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O. & Wilke, F. 2010. Geochronological Evidence of Pan-African Eclogites from the Central Menderes Massif, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Earthsciences, 19, 431-447. doi: 10.3906/yer-1001-20.
  6. Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., Goffé, B., Wiederkehr, M., Koller, F., Schmid, S., Schuster, R., Engi, M., Berger, A. & Martinotti, G. (2008) Metamorphism of metasediments at the scale of an orogen: a key to the Tertiary geodynamic evolution of the Alps* IN: Siegesmund, S., Fügenschuh, B. & Froitzheim, N. (eds) Tectonic Aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 298, 393–411Çetinkaplan, M., Candan, O., Oberhänsli, R. & Bousquet, R. (2008): Pressure-Temperature evolution of lawsonite eclogite in Sivrihisar, Tavsanli Zone – Turkey, Lithos, 104, 17-32
  7. Oberhänsli, R., Bousquet R., Moinzadeh, H., Moazzen M., Arvin, M., 2007, Stability field and colour of blue jades: a case study from a new occurrence (Sorkhan, Iran), Canadian Mineralogist, 45/6, December
  8. Bousquet R., Oberhänsli R., Goffé B., Wiederkehr M., Koller F., Schmid S. M., Schuster R., Engi M., Berger A. & Martinotti G.,2007, Metamorphism of metasediments in the scale of an orogen: A key to the Tertiary geodynamic evolution of the Alps. Geological Society Special Publications “A tribute to S. M Schmid” edited by Siegesmund, S & Froitzheim, N. in press
  9. Candan, O., Çetinkaplan, M., Oberhänsli, R., Rimmelé, G. and Akal, C. (2005) Alpine high-P/low-T metamorphism of the Afyon Zone and implications for the metamorphic evolution of Western Anatolia, Turkey. Lithos, 84, 102-124.
  10. Oberhänsli, R., R. Bousque and B. Goffé (2003). "Comment to "chloritoid composition an deformatiion in the eastern Cenral Alps: a comparison between Penninic and Helvetic occurrences" by M. Rahn, M. Steinmann and M. Frey." Schweiz Mineral Petrogr. Mitt. 83: 341-344.
  11. Rimmelé, G., Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O., Goffé, b: & Jolivet, L. (2005): The Wide Distribution of HP-LT rocks in the Lycian Belt (Western Turkey). Implications for the Accretionary Wedge Geometry. - Geological Society of London
  12. Rimmelé, G., T. Parra, B. Goffé, R. Oberhänsli, L. Jolivet & O. Candan (2005). "Exhumation Paths of High-Pressure-Low-Temperature Metamorphic Rocks from the Lycian Nappes and the Menderes Massif (SW Turkey): a Multi-Equilibrium Approach." J. Petrol. 46(3): 641-669.
  13. Rötzler, J., R. Romer, J. Budzinski & R. Oberhänsli (2004). "Ultrahigh-temperature high-pressure granulites from Tierschheim, Saxon Granulite Massif, Germany: P-T-t-path and geotectonic implicatiions. - Eur. J. Mineral., 6, 917-938." Eur. J. Mineral. 16(6): 917-937.

Biography

2012-2016
President of the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences)
Since 1994
Professor of mineralogy (C4), Potsdam University
1989-1994
Professor of geochemistry (C3), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
1982-1989
Senior assistant, laboratory of micro X-ray spectroscopy, University of Bern
1977-1982
Assistant, laboratory of micro X-ray spectroscopy, University of Bern
1986
PD: Venia docendi in petrology and mineralogy, University of Bern, “ Mineralogy and geochemistry of meta-lamprophyres from the Central Swiss Alps”
1977
Dr. sc. nat., ETH Zürich, “Natriumamphibol-führende metamorphe basische Gesteine aus den Bündnerschiefern Graubündens” – Supervisors: Prof. V. Trommsdorff, Prof. V. Dietrich
1973
Dipl. sc. nat. (geology), ETH Zürich, “Geologische und petrographische Untersuchungen der Karbonatzüge und der umliegenden Gesteine zwischen Val Pontirone und Val Cresciano, Tessin” - Superviser: Prof. V. Trommsdorff

Research

Metamorphic and magmatic petrology (see more)

Influence of bulk chemistry, blueschists, HP in acid rocks, high and low strain domains,
Fe oxidation state, carpholite, multiequilibria

Orogenic evolution

Alps and Middle East Tethyan Realm

Instrumental analytics (see more)

Installation of labs development of techniques

Mapping projects (see more)

Teaching

Some recent courses

  •  Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • Earth Materials
  • Magmatic and metamorphic petrology
  • Alpine Geology
  • Field mapping

Publications

Selected publications (full list of publications – pdf)

  1. Duesterhoeft, E., Bousquet, R., Wichura, H. & Oberhänsli, R., 2012 Anorogenic plateau formation: The importance of density changes in the lithosphere. JGR, 117, B07204, doi:10.1029/2011JB009007.
  2. Oberhänsli, R., Bousquet, R., Candan, O. & Okay, A. I., 2012, Dating Subduction Events in East Anatolia. Turkish J. Earth Sci. , 21, 1-17.
  3. Wichura, H., Bousquet, R. , Oberhänsli, R., Strecker, M. & Trauth, M., 2011, The Mid-Miocene East African Plateau: a pre-rift topographic model inferred from the emplacement of the phonolitic Yatta lava flow, Kenya. In: The Formationvand Evolution of Africa: A Synopsis of 3.8 Ga of Earth History.  Van Hinsbergen, D. J. J., Buiter, S. J. H., Torsvik, T. H., Gaina, C. &Webb, S. J. (eds), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 357, 285–300.357, 285–300.
  4. Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O., Bousquet, R., Rimmele, G.,  Okay, A. & Goff, J., 2010, Alpine HP Evolution of the eastern Bitlis complex, SE Turkey, IN: Sedimentary basins, tectonics from Black Sea an Caucasus to the Arabian plateform (Eds) Sosson M., Kaymakci N., Stephenson R., Strarostenko V. & Bergerat F., Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 340, 461-483.
  5. Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O. & Wilke, F. 2010. Geochronological Evidence of Pan-African Eclogites from the Central Menderes Massif, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Earthsciences, 19, 431-447. doi: 10.3906/yer-1001-20.
  6. Bousquet, R., Oberhänsli, R., Goffé, B., Wiederkehr, M., Koller, F., Schmid, S., Schuster, R., Engi, M., Berger, A. & Martinotti, G. (2008) Metamorphism of metasediments at the scale of an orogen: a key to the Tertiary geodynamic evolution of the Alps* IN: Siegesmund, S., Fügenschuh, B. & Froitzheim, N. (eds) Tectonic Aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 298, 393–411Çetinkaplan, M., Candan, O., Oberhänsli, R. & Bousquet, R. (2008): Pressure-Temperature evolution of lawsonite eclogite in Sivrihisar, Tavsanli Zone – Turkey, Lithos, 104, 17-32
  7. Oberhänsli, R., Bousquet R., Moinzadeh, H., Moazzen M., Arvin, M., 2007, Stability field and colour of blue jades: a case study from a new occurrence (Sorkhan, Iran), Canadian Mineralogist, 45/6, December
  8. Bousquet R., Oberhänsli R., Goffé B., Wiederkehr M., Koller F., Schmid S. M., Schuster R., Engi M., Berger A. & Martinotti G.,2007, Metamorphism of metasediments in the scale of an orogen: A key to the Tertiary geodynamic evolution of the Alps. Geological Society Special Publications “A tribute to S. M Schmid” edited by Siegesmund, S & Froitzheim, N. in press
  9. Candan, O., Çetinkaplan, M., Oberhänsli, R., Rimmelé, G. and Akal, C. (2005) Alpine high-P/low-T metamorphism of the Afyon Zone and implications for the metamorphic evolution of Western Anatolia, Turkey. Lithos, 84, 102-124.
  10. Oberhänsli, R., R. Bousque and B. Goffé (2003). "Comment to "chloritoid composition an deformatiion in the eastern Cenral Alps: a comparison between Penninic and Helvetic occurrences" by M. Rahn, M. Steinmann and M. Frey." Schweiz Mineral Petrogr. Mitt. 83: 341-344.
  11. Rimmelé, G., Oberhänsli, R., Candan, O., Goffé, b: & Jolivet, L. (2005): The Wide Distribution of HP-LT rocks in the Lycian Belt (Western Turkey). Implications for the Accretionary Wedge Geometry. - Geological Society of London
  12. Rimmelé, G., T. Parra, B. Goffé, R. Oberhänsli, L. Jolivet & O. Candan (2005). "Exhumation Paths of High-Pressure-Low-Temperature Metamorphic Rocks from the Lycian Nappes and the Menderes Massif (SW Turkey): a Multi-Equilibrium Approach." J. Petrol. 46(3): 641-669.
  13. Rötzler, J., R. Romer, J. Budzinski & R. Oberhänsli (2004). "Ultrahigh-temperature high-pressure granulites from Tierschheim, Saxon Granulite Massif, Germany: P-T-t-path and geotectonic implicatiions. - Eur. J. Mineral., 6, 917-938." Eur. J. Mineral. 16(6): 917-937.