Dr. Matthias Barth

Education and positions

1990 - 1993: B.Sc., Mineralogy, Julius Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany

1993 – 1996: M.Sc., Mineralogy, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany

1996 – 2001: Ph.D., Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

2000 – 2004: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2004 – present: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Mainz, Germany

Research interests

  • Genesis and emplacement of ophiolites
  • Partial melting and melt transport processes at mid-ocean ridges
  • Formation, evolution, and recycling of continental crust
  • Tectonic processes in the Archean
  • Development of in situ trace element analysis by LA-ICP-MS