Dr. Robert Trumbull

Robert Trumbull
Dr. Robert Trumbull
Building B, Room 125
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1495
+49 331 288-1474

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior Scientist

Research Interests:

  • Field and laboratory study of igneous rocks
  • Granites, pegmatites und magmatic-hydrothermal processes
  • The role of magmas in ore formation
  • Magmatism and geodynamics  at plate boundaries
  • The use of boron isotopes to study fluid-rock interaction


  • since 1995: Senior scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam GFZ
  • 1993-1995: Research scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam GFZ
  • 1990-1993: Assistant, Technical University of Munich
  • 1990:          Dr. rer. nat. (Geochemistry), Technical University of Munich
  • 1979 / 1984: BSc geology, Stanford University / MSc geology, University of New Mexico


1985-1988:  Age and origin of tin pegmatites and their parental granites in Swaziland (DFG)
1987-1990:  Metallogeny of mesothermal gold deposits related to granites, NE China (EU)
1993-1995:   Origin of Ta-mineralization in leucogranites in eastern Egypt (DAAD-DFG)
1998 - 2005: Petrology and origin of Neogene ignimbrites in the Central Andes (DFG: SFB-267)
2009 - 2015: Magmatism and continental breakup in the South Atlantic (DFG SPP 1375)
since 2015:   Applied Mineralogy for Resource Efficiency of Platinum Metals, South Africa (BMBF)
since 2016:   Felsic magmatism and ore formation in the Central Andes, Argentina (DFG)