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Dr. Patrick Frings

Dr. Patrick Frings
Building E, Room 322 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Research Interests:

  • Geochemistry of 'non-traditional' metal/loid stable isotopes
  • Silicon geochemistry and biogeochemistry, with a focus on global cycle
  • Silicate weathering and the planetary 'thermostat'
  • Development of isotope geochemical proxies for geomicrobiological processes


  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University, Department of Geology
  • 2016-2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, GFZ-Potsdam, Section 3.3 Earth Surface Geochemistry (funded by the Swedish Research Council)
  • 2019-present: Postdoctoral Researcher, GFZ-Potsdam, Section 3.3 Earth Surface Geochemistry, in collaboration with Section 3.7 Geomicrobiology (funded by the GFZ Discovery Fellowship scheme)


  • BSc. Environmental Geography, University College London, United Kingdom, 2009
  • MSc. Quaternary Science, University College London and Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London, United Kingdom, 2010
  • PhD. Geobiosphere Science, Lund University, Sweden, 2014

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