FlowTrans ITN Early Stage Researcher
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK
The focus of the FlowTrans research at the University of Glasgow is stylolite-fracture systems.
My research aims to understand the genesis of the so called zebra textures in Dolostones.
These structures often occur in MVT-ore deposits and are probably linked to the hydrothermal ore-forming processes. In order to obtain highly diagnostic information on the involved processes, samples from the San Vicente Mine in Peru will be analysed with optical microscope, SEM and X-ray microtomography. By this procedure knowledge is acquired on the processes which occur during the genesis of the zebra textures and the ore-forming processes. These findings will finally be implemented in a numerical model. For this purpose a special microdynamic simulation software (ELLE) is used.
I received my Diploma in Geology in January 2013. My main topics were applied geology, geophysics and tectonophysics. The subjects of applied geophysics and tectonophysics became my main interests. The major aim for my Diploma thesis was to obtain knowledge on the functionality of a commercialy destributed measurement device, which is supposedly able to detect electromagnetic signals generated during the formation of microcracks. For the purpose of understanding this “black box” another very simple device was developed which was, in contrast to the other, able to save the raw data.