Sie sind hier: Krustendynamik / Mitarbeiter / Akademische Mitarbeiter / Klemd

Prof. Dr. Reiner Klemd

Professur für Geochemie und Lagerstättenkunde

Vorsitzender der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft (DMG)

Fachgutachter für Geowissenschaften der Alexander v. Humbold Stiftung (Georg Forster Programm)

Tel: +49 (0)9131 8522699
Fax: +49 (0)9131 8529295

Opens window for sending

Curriculum vitae

Full Professor, GeoZentrum,
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schloßgarten 5a, 91054 Erlangen,

Scientific Career:

 In 1978 I started undergraduate studies at the Mineralogical Institute of the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). After passing the candidate's examination in January 1982 I was selected for a Deutscher Akademischen Auslandsdienst (DAAD)-scholarship to study one year at the Geology-Department of the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg/South Africa). The renewal of this scholarship made it possible to do my MSc- thesis on the geochemistry and petrology of the metamorphosed massive sulphide deposit, Matchless Mine (Namibia) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Okrusch (Universität Würzburg) and Prof. Dr. K.J. Maiden (University of Witwatersrand). 

 In June 1984, I joined the Department of Geology of the Rand Afrikaans University (Johannesburg, South Africa) in order to undertake a PhD project. My PhD "A mineralogical and mineralchemical investigation of Archaean granites bordering the Witwatersrand Basin" (Internal Examiner: Prof. Dr. J.M. Barton (Jr); external Examiner: Prof. Dr. B.J. Skinner (Yale University); Prof. Dr. J.P.R. de Villiers (then Arizona State University) was completed in 1987. 

 From November 1987 to August 1989 I have been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Mineralogy of the Universität Würzburg (Germany). Since September 1989 I was a member of the Universität Bremen, first as a Junior lecturer and then from 1993 as a Senior Lecturer. In March 1999 I was appointed as Full Professor for for Ore Petrology and Geochemistry at the University of Würzburg. In April 2007 I changed to the University of Erlangen- Nürnberg where I was appointed as Full Professor for Geochemistry and Economic Geology.


 Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa 


National/International Services:

 Review panel for the A.G. Werner Medaille (2004 - );
IMA-Commission -Inclusions in minerals - (1994- 2001);
Chairman of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Namibia (1999-2003). 
DFG-review panel (Fachkollegiatengutachter) (2008- )

Editorial board:



  2005 -


  European Journal of Mineralogy


  2003 -


  Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie


  2001 -


  South African Journal of Geology



Courses currently being taught:

 Senior and Graduate: Ore Petrology, Geochemistry, Application of Geochemistry Applied to Ore Deposits, Analytical Instruments in Geochemistry. 


Research interests:

 My present research interest is mainly concerned with the geology, geochemistry, fluid chemistry and exploration of ore deposits as well as fluid/rock interaction in metamorphic rocks. 





  Chamber of Mines of SA




  Goldfields SA




  Wintershall Oil. C.




  Casmyn Min. Corp. (Zimbabwe)




  Francis Prosp. Ltd (Gallery Gold NL)




  Edelmetall Ghana Ltd.






Other activities:

 Consultantships for the Geological Survey of Germany (BGR, Hannover): Petrological investigation and exploration of major gold deposits in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Conakry).