Dr. Elizaveta Kovaleva

Elizaveta Kovaleva
Dr. Elizaveta Kovaleva
Gebäude C, Raum 227
14473 Potsdam

Funktion und Aufgaben:

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow
GFZ, Section 3.5 "Interface Geochemistry"

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Metamorphic petrology and structural geology with the emphasis on microstructures
  • Shock-induced deformation in accessory minerals
  • Shock-induced melting


  • Completed Ph.D at the University of Vienna
  • Completed 2 Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of the Free State
  • Seniour Lecturer and the University of the Free State
  • Currently: Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Petrology, under the supervision of Prof. L.L. Perchuk.


  • Meteorite impact geothermobarometers and geochronometers derived from nano-structures in shocked accessory minerals
  • Study of shock micro-deformation in accessory minerals and its application in geothermobarometry of impactites
  • Geophysical, geochemical, petrological and remote sensing study of the Vredefort granophyre dikes 

Wissenschaftliche Gremien:

  • Guest Editor of Special Issue “Geochronology, Crystallography and Phase Transition in Shocked Minerals,” Minerals (MDPI)
  • Topic Editor of Minerals (MDPI)
  • Guest Editor of the Geobulletin GSSA, Geoheritage Division


  • Russian Science Foundation, the President program “Scientific research conducted by a team under the leadership of young scientists”
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
  • National Research Foundation rating Y2 
  • Invited Lecturer scholarship, University of Lille
  • DSI-NRF CIMERA funding for the MSc student supervision