IA Gebäude
IGMG - Gebäude IA
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Scientific and support facilities

List of facilities in the Institute

Our laboratory is a central analytical unit at the Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics. The analytical methods we use include:

  • Electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Focused ion beam – Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM)
  • Optical-Cathodoluminescence microscopy and Spectroscopy (CL-OM)
  • Epifluorescence microscopy (EM)

Electron Microprobe

Dr. Niels Jöns

Room: IB 02 / 92
Tel.: +49(0)234/32-24139
Fax : +49(0)234/14286
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Scanning Electron Microscope

Dr. René Hoffmann

Room: IB 02 / 151 
Tel.: +49 (0) 234/32-23203
Fax: +49 (0) 234/32-14179
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XRD | Powder diffraction

Hartmut Mammen

Room: IB 02 / 95
Tel.: +49 (0) 234/32-24378
Fax: +49 (0) 234/32-14179
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Our sample preparation laboratory is equipped for mineral and rock sample treatment, including thin- and thick-section preparation, sample polishing, cutting, rock crushing, etc. For more details please contact:

Matthias Born

Room: IA 02 / 73
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-24136
Opening times:  8am - 3pm
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Our workshop is able to build scientific equipment and parts in support of the research and teaching carried out at the IGMG. For more details please contact:

Markus Brassel

Room: IA 02 / 93
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-28132
Opening hours : 8 am to 3 pm
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Our IT support staff, in addition to general software and hardware development and maintenance, also manages our server systems, in addition to working on our seismic computer arrays in a support capacity. For more details please contact:

Herr Achim Schlieper
Room: IA 4 / 163
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-24579

Our institute as an extensive mineral, rock and fossil sample collection, which is used for teaching, research and outreach purposes. If you wish to learn more, please reach out to:

Mr. Thomas Murad
Room: IA 3/143
Phone number: +49 (0)234-32-23521
E-Mail: thomas.a.murad@rub.de