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Ralf-Thomas Schmitt

 

Professional experience

Staff scientist at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (scince 01/1994)

  • Curator of the mineral and rock and ore collections and head of the X-ray fluorescent (XRF) analysis and rock preparation labs (since 01/2014)
  • Leader of the section "Mineralogy-Petrography" in the Department of Collections, curator of the mineral and rock and ore collections, head of the geochemistry and rock preparation labs (09/2010 - 12/2013)
  • Head of the section "Mineralogy-Petrography" in the Department of Collections, curator of the mineral collection, head of geochemistry and rock preparation labs (07/2006 - 08/2010)
  • Chief curator of the scientific collections of the Institute of Mineralogy, curator of the mineral collection, head of geochemistry lab in the Institute of Mineralogy (09/2000 - 06/2006)
  • Chief curator of the scientific collections of the Institute of Mineralogy, curator of the rock and ore collection, head of geochemistry lab in the Institute of Mineralogy (01/1997 - 08/2000)
  • Curator of the rock and ore collection, head of geochemistry lab in the Institute of Mineralogy (11/1995 - 12/1996)
  • Head of geochemistry and X-ray diffraction labs in the Institute of Mineralogy (01/1994 - 10/1995)

Scholarship holder in the postgraduate programme "Entstehung und Entwicklung des Sonnensystems" [Genesis and development of the solar system] at the Institute of Planetology, University of Münster, Germany (02/1992 - 12/1993)

Student assistent at the Institute of Mineralogy, University Würzburg, Germany (03/1988 - 02/1991)

 

Education

  • Doctoral study of Planetology at the University of Münster, Germany (1992 - 1995), Dr. rer. nat. thesis (Planetology) 1995: "Experimentelle und theoretische Untersuchungen zur Stoßwellenmetamorphose von gewöhnlichen Chondriten" [Experimental and theoretical investigation of shock metamorphism in ordinary chondrites] (Advisors: Priv.-Doz. Dr. A. Deutsch, Prof. Dr. D. Stöffler)
  • Study of Mineralogy, specialization  petrology - geochemistry - geology of mineral deposits, at the University of Würzburg, Germany (1982 - 1995), Diploma thesis 1991: "Buntmetallmineralisationen im Zechstein 1 (Werra-Folge) des nordwestlichen Vorspessarts (Großkahl - Huckelheim - Altenmittlau)" [Copper, lead, zinc and silver mineralisation in the Zechstein 1 (Werra subgroup, Perminan) in the northwest Spessart mountains (region Großkahl - Huckelheim - Altenmittlau), Germany] (Advisor: Prof. Dr. P. Richter)