Dr. Regina Mertz

Research interests

 

 

Work experience

Aug 12 – present
 
Laboratory manager Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
 
  • Quadrupole ICP-MS Agilent 7500ce
  • UP 213 and NWR 193 Excimer laser ablation system ESI/New Wave
  • Trace element concentrations and isotope ratios of geological, biogenetic, archeological, and synthetic materials
Mar 11 – July 12 Post-doctoral research fellowship Berkeley Geochronology Center, USA
 
  • Developing analytical methods for U-Th-Pb and U-series dating using multi-collector ICP-MS and laser ablation facilities (Thermo Neptune Plus and PhotonMachines 193 nm laser system)
  • Application to palaeoenvironmental, geological, tectonic and archaeological studies
  • Clean lab analytical work
May 09 – Feb 11 Post-doctoral research fellowship Biogeochemie, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany
 
  • Development of new instrumental methods for in-situ determination of Th-U isotope ratios using laser ablation ICP mass spectrometry
  • Multi-element analyses on carbonates
  • Elemental and isotopic characterization of reference materials using laser ablation techniques
Jan 08 – Apr 09
 
Member of research staff (German Research Foundation grant) Institut für Geophysik und Geologie, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  PhD Project (continued)
Oct – Dec 07 /
Feb – Apr 09
Visiting researcher Berkeley Geochronology Center, USA
Jan 06 – Dec 07  
 
Member of research staff (German Research Foundation grant)
Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
  PhD Project: Seasonality and interannual climate variability during the Late Miocene: Testing and tuning climate models using oxygen isotope stratigraphy, growth increment analysis and new ground data
   
 Education  
Jan 06 – Mar 09
     
PhD thesis
Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
  "Mediterranean-type climate in the South Aegean (Eastern Mediterranean) during the Late Miocene: Evidence from isotope and element proxies"
  Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Brachert
June 96
 
Diploma in Geology and Palaeontology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
June 92 Vordiplom, Universität Stuttgart, Germany