IA Gebäude
IGMG - Gebäude IA
About us

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
EmailDr. Niels Jöns

Learn more

Scanning Electron Microscope

Dr. René Hoffmann

Room: IB 02 / 151 
Tel.: +49 (0) 234/32-23203
Fax: +49 (0) 234/32-14179
EmailDr. René Hoffmann

Learn More

XRD | Powder diffraction

Hartmut Mammen

Room: IB 02 / 95
Tel.: +49 (0) 234/32-24378
Fax: +49 (0) 234/32-14179
EmailH. Mammen

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
E-MailM. Born


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
E-MailM. Brassel

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