Dr. Daniel Frick

Dr. Daniel Frick
Building E, Room 227
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior 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).


06.2018 - 10.2022: 
Senior Research Scientist in Isotope Geochemistry and HELGES lab manager for LA-MC-ICP-MS and LASS-ICP-MS.
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.

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