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


2009 - 2015:   Magmatism and continental breakup in the South Atlantic (DFG SPP 1375)

2014 - 2018:   Applied Mineralogy for Resource Efficiency of Platinum Metals, South Africa (BMBF)

since 2016:     Magmatic and hydrothermal processes in Andean ore belts of NW Argentina (DFG-IRTG StRATEGy)

since 2020:     Melts-Fluids-Models: Neves Corvo massive suphide deposit (DFG-SPP- 2238 DOME)

since 2020:    Boron isotope fractionation between silicate melts and aqueous fluids (DFG-SPP-2238 DOME)

since 2020:    How was the Bushveld Complex assembled? (DFG-SPP-1006 ICDP)