Dr. Daniel Frick

Daniel Frick
Dr. Daniel Frick
Building E, Room 227
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28963

Function and Responsibilities:

Research Scientist in Isotope Geochemistry 
HELGES lab manager for LA-MC-ICP-MS and LASS-ICP-MS

Research Interests:

  • Stable metal isotope (Si, Mg) fractionation during uptake and relocation in plants.
  • Development of analytical in-situ routines for simultaneous concentration and isotope ratio determination for biosciences, geosciences and forensic applications.
  • Development of non-matrix matched quantification strategies for isotope ratio and concentration measurements.
  • Mass spectrometry and micro-analytical techniques (laser ablation).


since 06.2018: 
Research Scientist in Isotope Geochemistry and lab manager 
11.2016 - 04.2018:
Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (P2EZP2_168836, In situ Ge/Si and δ30Si determination in phytoliths – advancing laser ablation ICP-MS techniques to analyse novel biogeochemical weathering archives).
10.2014 - 09.2016:
Experienced Researcher ('PostDoc') in the IsoNose ITN Project, developing new UV femtosecond laser ablation routines for stable isotope ratio determinations.


03.2010 – 04.2014:
PhD thesis in the Group of Prof. Dr. D. Günther at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Dissertation entitled  Fundamental Studies on Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Improved Quantitative Imaging of BiomaterialsOpen Access
08.2010 - 12.2013:
Teaching assistant for Analytical Chemistry 1/2 (2nd year, BSc Chemistry, Biochemistry and Material Sciences).
09.2008 – 09.2009:
MSc Chemistry at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, with distinction.
10.2005 – 09.2008:
BSc Chemistry at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.


see  ORCID for details.