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Dr. Kai Mangelsdorf

Head of Section 3.2: Organic Geochemistry

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building B, room 425
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1785
Fax: +49 331 288-1782
e-mail: kai.mangelsdorf(at)gfz-potsdam.de

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About the person

Research Interests:

  • Biogeochemistry: Present and past microbial life in deep sedimentary systems (Deep Biosphere) and in other extreme environments: Identification, quantification, feedstock, processes, interaction with life habitat and adaptation mechanisms.
  • Organic Geochemistry: Biomolecules in natural systems providing information to the research field fossil energies, (paleo-) environment and (paleo-) climate.
  • Component-specific Isotope Analysis: microbial processes and carbon sources
  • Instrumental Analytical Chemistry: GC-MS, HPLC-MS, FT-ICR-MS and Carbon and Hydrogen-Isotope-MS

Career:

  • May 2017: Acting head of GFZ-Section 3.2 Organic Geochemistry
  • August 2007: Senior Scientist of the GFZ-Section Organic Geochemistry
  • Juli 2006: Laboratory head of GFZ-Section Organic Geochemistry
  • Juni 2001: Scientist (PostDoc) at the GFZ-Section Organic Geochemistry
  • 1996-2000: Scientist in the Organic Geochemistry laboratories of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg

Education:

  • 1996-2000: PhD in Organic Geochemistry at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg
  • 1993-1996: Diploma in Chemistry (University of Oldenburg)
  • 1991-1993: Prediploma in Chemistry (University of Oldenburg)
  • 1989: High school diploma at the Ubbo Emmius Gymnasium Leer