Priv. Doz. Dr. Philipp Weis

Junior Group Leader
Priv. Doz. Dr. Philipp Weis
Building B, Room 228
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam

Research Interests:

  • Mineral deposits
  • Geothermal energy
  • Magmatic-hydrothermal systems
  • Fluid-rock interaction
  • Multi-phase fluid flow modeling
  • Geochemical analyses
  • Rock mechanics
  • Physical oceanography and geodesy
  • Magmatic and metamorphic petrology and isotope geochemistry
  • Numerical methods
  • Scientific writing

Career:

  • since 4/2015: Senior scientist and group leader, GFZ Potsdam; Privatdozent at University of Potsdam and ETH Zurich
  • 2015: Venia Legendi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2010 – 2015: Senior scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich
  • 2007 – 2010: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich
  • 2006: Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (equ. PhD), University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 2003 – 2006: Doctoral student at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg (Scholar of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling)
  • 2001 – 2003: Scientific writer (freelancer and intern for Nature, Science, Die Welt,Spektrum der Wissenschaften and others)
  • 2000: Geologie-Diplom, University of Freiburg, Germany

Projects:

Within the section, I am leading the research group on numerical modelling of hydrothermal systems and am co-leading the subtopic Magmatic-hydrothermal processes within the topic Geofluids, material transport and element cycling of section 3.1. 
I am involved in the DFG-Priority Program DOME as a committee member and in the research projects "Crossing the magmatic-hydrothermal interface within ore-forming systems with numerical models (CROWN)" and "Melts-Fluids-Models: keys to understanding ore-forming processes at the world-class Neves Corvo massive sulphide deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt" (list of all projects in DOME). I further participate in the StRATEGy graduate school, where we study the role of magmas vs. hydrothermal fluids in metal transport and metallogenesis in the Cenozoic arc and back-arc magmatic province of the Central Andes, NW Argentina (PhD student at University of Potsdam: Malte Stoltnow). In cooperation with the research group of Sarah Gleeson, we also investigate the formation of sediment-hosted base metal deposits with numerical models. The research group started as the Young Investigator group GRAMM, which was funded by the BMBF within the r4-programme and aims at quantifying ore-forming processes in magmatic-hydrothermal systems.

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