Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anton Eisenhauer

Professor of Marine Environmental Geochemistry

Working Group Marine Isotope Systems

Room Nr. 08D-329
Fon: 0431/600-2282
email: aeisenhauer(at)


Personal Assistent/Office Management:
Room Nr. 08D-103
Fon: 0431/600-2233
Fax: 0431/600-2928
email: cutecht(at)


GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-3, D-24148 Kiel

Research Interests

  • Isotopic geochemistry in general
  • Chemical history of the ocean
  • Development of isotope proxy methods
  • reconstruction of past climatic and environmental conditions
  • Corals and reefs as an archive for marine chemism
  • Marine biomineralisation, especially marine calcification
  • Age dating of marine carbonates (U/Th imbalance methods)
  • Sea level fluctuations in the Holocene and Pleistocene
  • Transdisciplinary application of isotope methods in medicine


Professional career, education and awards

  • 2018 - 2020       EARTO Prize finalist entrepreneur, founder and "chief scientist" of the science-based company osteolabs GmbH
  • 2017                  “Land der Ideen” Award
  • 2007 - 2012       Head of GEOMAR Research Division 2 “Marine Biogeochemistry”
  • seit 2000           Professor (C3) of Environmental Geology, Head of Isotope Geochemistry at GEOMAR
  • 1997                  Goldschmidt Prize
  • 1995 - 2000       Assistant Professorship (C1), Institute for Geochemistry, Univ. Göttingen
  • 1993 - 1995       Scientific employee of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  • 1991 - 1993       Research Fellow, Dpt. of. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Caltech, Pasadena, U.S.A
  • 1991                  DFG scholarship holder
  • 1986 - 1989       PhD student at the Institute for Environmental Physics at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1982 - 1986       Study of mathematics and physics at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1979 - 1982       Military service


Fellowships and Awards

  • 2020                  Nomination for the EARTO Prize of the European Union
  • 2017                 “Land der Ideen” Award
  • 1997                  Goldschmidt Prize, awarded by the German Mineralogical Association
  • 1991                  DFG scholarship holder, awarded by the German Research Foundation


Gremien, Commitments

Member of the "American Geophysical Union, (AGU)", "European Geophysical Union, (EGU)", "International Geochemical Society, (GC)", "Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, (DMG)", "Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft, (DGG)


Lectures and posters at the Goldschmidt Conference: 2000 - 2020