Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anton Eisenhauer

Professor of Marine Environmental Geochemistry

Working Group Marine Isotope Systems


Room Nr. 08D-104
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

  • 03/2024             Dr. Winfried Demary Price / German Osteology Association
  • 06/2023             Innovation Award City of Kiel
  • 10/2020             EARTO Award, 1. Prize in the category "impact delivered"
  • 09/2020             Innovation-Transfer-Prize / Prof. Dr. Werner-Petersen-Foundation
  • 2018                  Entrepreneur, founder and "chief scientist" osteolabs GmbH
  • 2017                  “Land der Ideen” Award
  • 2007 - 2012       Head of GEOMAR Research Division 2 “Marine Biogeochemistry”
  • since 2000         Professor (C3), 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 & Planet. Scien., Caltech, Pasadena, U.S.A
  • 1991                  DFG scholarship holder
  • 1986 - 1989       PhD student 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


Gremien, Commitments

Member of the Selection Committee for the Humboldt Research Award Programme of the "Alexander von Humboldt Foundation" (AvH), Member of the "American Geophysical Union, (AGU)", "European Geophysical Union, (EGU)", "International Geochemical Society, (GC)", "Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, (DMG)", "Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft, (DGG).



WO2020/043771 A1 Diagnostic Method for diseases accompanied by reduced bone density (Kidney dysfunction).

DE 200 10 381 U1 Sample evaporation container (utility model)

WO2013/034143 A2 Method for Verifying Age-Depth Relationships of Rock in Sedimentary Basins.

EP 3 617 709 A1 Method for the diagnosis of diseases associated with a reduced bone density.



Lectures and posters: 2000 - 2020