Dr.Rik Tjallingii

Building C, Room 326
+49 331 288-1438

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientific manager Laboratory for XRF Element Scanning

Research Interests:

  • Late Quaternary climatic and environmental changes
  • Linking geochemical XRF scanning records and sedimentology
  • Calibration and application of XRF core scanning data
  • Multivariate analyses of long geochemical XRF scanning records


  • Since 2014: Scientific manager lab for micro-analytics, GFZ–German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam, Section 5.2 Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution (Potsdam, Germany)
  • 2009-2013: Post-doctoral researcher, NIOZ, Department of Marine Geology (Texel, The Netherlands)
  • 2007-2009: Post-doctoral researcher, Kiel University, Department of Sedimentology and Coastal Geology (Kiel, Germany)


  • 2003-2007: PhD at MARUM, University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
  • 1996-2001: Study geology at Utrecht University, (Utrecht, The Netherlands)


The focus of my scientific work is on the development and application of non-destructive XRF scanning for past climate and environmental reconstructions.I am responsible Laboratory for XRF Element Scanning at GFZ section 5.2 and involved in several projects.
ITRAXecerate software

GFZ projects

External Projects
  • Lake Barombi - Holocene climate change and Archaeology in Central Africa (U Potsdam)
  • DiaMiCT - Diagenetic Analyses and Modelling using Integrated Core scanning Technology (KU Leuven (B), TU Delft (NL))