Dr. habil. Hans-Martin Schulz

Group Leader
Dr. habil. Hans-Martin Schulz
Building B, Room 428
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Group leader "Fossil carbon & resources"

Research Interests:

Organic-inorganic rock-fluid-gas-microbial interactions

  • Unravelling by imaging techniques on different scales
  • Characterisation by applying org./inorg. chemical methods
  • Quantification by applying chemical thermodynamics
  • Cooperation with microbiologists


  • since 2022 Member of Akademie für Geowissenschaften und Geotechnologien e.V. (geoakademie.de)
  • since 2021 Visiting professor at Changsha University (China)
  • 2014-2021 Co-founder and CEO of WiPS.consulting GmbH (spin-off from GFZ)
  • since 2007 Senior scientist at GFZ Potsdam, Section 3.2 Organic Geochemistry
  • 2004-2007 Scientific employee for CO2-Storage, BGR Hannover
  • 1997 -2004 Ass. Prof. in Dep. for Petroleum Geology at TU Clausthal
  • 1995-1997 PostDoc at Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde - IOW


  • 2003 Habilitation for Geology, TU Clausthal
  • 1994 Dissertation, RWTH Aachen
  • 1990 Diplom Geology and Paleontology, RWTH Aachen
  • 1986 Vordiplom Geology and Paleontology, University Bonn


  • Processes at oil-water contacts
  • Influence of uranium on organic matter degradation
  • Influence of deglaciation on black shale formation
  • Organic-inorganic interactions during metal accumulation in black shale

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