Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez

Alejandro Rodríguez
Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez
Gebäude B, Raum 458
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28614

Funktion und Aufgaben:

I am currently working on numerical modelling of SHSM (shale hosted sulphide massive) deposits. A little is still known about the physical and chemical properties of the fluids that generated these sulphide-rich (Pb, Cu, Zn, Fe,) mineralizations. With the aid of numerical models we will better visualise and constrain the movement of such fluids within the Earth's crust.

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Water-rock interaction.
  • Geochemistry of volcanic and geothermal systems.
  • Geochemical modelling. 
  • Halogens in volcanic systems.
  • Earth analogues of Mars sulphate-rich terrains.


Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (2002-2009, Costa Rica): Chemical treatments and evaluation of changes in chemistry of deep fluids of Miravalles geothermal field in response to production. Exploration of geothermal resources in Las Pailas and Borinquen geothermal areas.

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

Utrecht University (2011-2016). PhD in Geology. Thesis: Volcanic lake systems as terrestrial analogues for sulphate-rich terrains on Mars.

University of Iceland (2009-2011). MSc. in Geology. Thesis: Water-rock interaction of silicic rocks, an experimental and geochemical modelling study.

Universidad de Costa Rica (2001-2002). Licenciate in Geology. Thesis: Natural hazards and geomorphology for land management of the Jabonal river basin, Esparza, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.(In Spanish).

Universidad de Costa Rica (1995-2000). BSc. in Geology. Thesis: Geo-environmental study of La Unión, Lepando district, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. (In Spanish).