Staff

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Mark Schmidt

Forschungsbereich 2: Marine Biogeochemie
FE Marine Geosysteme

Office:
Room: 8-C/113
Phone: +49 431 600-2283
Fax: +49 431 600-2928
E-Mail: mschmidt(at)geomar.de

Address:
Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel

Education and professional experience

Education

  • 1991 Diploma in Chemistry
  • 1995 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD in Physical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemisty)
  • 2005 PD Dr. habil. in Geology and Palaeontology at University Kiel

Research Experience

  • 1995-1999 Postdoc Researcher in different DFG, BMBF funded projects (“Stable isotope chemistry of diatoms",„Hydrothermalism in the Red Sea“, "Cold vent gases and mineralization processes") at GPI, University Kiel
  • 1999-2005 Assistant Professor at IFG, University Kiel
  • 2005-2007 Senior Researcher/Associate Professor at IFG, University Kiel
  • Since 2008 Senior Researcher/Associate Professor at IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel

Scientific Interests

Dr. Mark Schmidt is member of the Marine Biogeochemistry Division of the German research institute GEOMAR and Associate Professor at University Kiel (“Privatdozent”). He started his scientific career in the 90th as an environmental/physical chemist (PhD in atmospheric chemistry), and then changed to earth sciences (habilitation in geosciences in 2006). Over the last decades his research interest covered a wide range of using stable isotopes to reconstruct (bio)geochemical processes in earth sciences. He is specialized on mineral formation at cold and hot marine vent areas. Moreover, he investigated trace gas-formation, ‑degradation, and -transport processes in most of the oceans worldwide. Mark Schmidt participated on more than 40 international research cruises including offshore ROV, AUV, CTD, and Lander operations.
Actually a more applied and industry-related research is in focus (i.e. gas sensor development, under-water mass spectrometry, wave glider applications). In addition to research activities he is leading the gas chromatography and isotope ratio-mass spectrometry group in his department.

Projects (last 10 years)

2018-2021    WP-leader in SMART-Sustainable management of offshore
                     groundwater resources

2016-2020    Senior researcher in “STrategies for Environmental Monitoring
                     of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage” (EU); www.stemm-ccs.eu

2015-2020    Project leader “Submarine Groundwater Discharge: Adaption of an
                     autonomous aquatic vehicle for robotic measurements, sampling, and
                     monitoring” (TRC Oman)

2015-2018    Senior researcher “Baja California Volcanic Intrusion Carbon
                     Release” (BMBF)

2011-2015    Senior researcher “ECO2 - Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Impact on Marine
                     Ecosystems”
(EU) http://www.eco2-project.eu/fluid-and-gas-flux.html

2011-2014    Sub-project leader “Joint German-Turkmen Project Monitoring
                     Geohazards such as the Activity of Mud Volcanoes at the Eastern
                     Margin of the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan (RWE Dea)

2011-2013    Senior scientist “Sub-seabed CO2 Storage - Impact on Marine
                     Ecosystems (ECO2)“ (EU, Large-scale integrating project)

2010-2013    Project leader “High sensitive methane measurement”
                     (BMWi/EU-Martec)

2010-2013    Project leader “Hydrocarbon seepage in the Red Sea” (KAU, Jeddah)

2008-2010    Project coordinator “Fluid and gas seepage in the Southern North Sea”
                     (Wintershall)

2001-2008    Subproject-leader of A3/B5 in SFB574 (DFG)

2005-2009    Researcher in MANGO/SITKAP – Submersible Investigation of Tonga-
                     Kermadec with Pisces” (Germany/New Zealand/USA/Canada-joined
                     project; BMBF)

2004-2006    Leading scientist in “Biogeochemistry in Red Sea brines”
                     (EUROMARGINS, DFG)

Research/Teaching

1995-1999      Postdoc Researcher in different DFG, BMBF funded projects (“Stable
                     Isotope chemistry of diatoms",„Hydrothermalism in the Red Sea“, "Cold vent
                     gases and mineralization processes") at GPI, University Kiel

1999-2005      Assistant Professor for Geochemistry at IFG, University Kiel

2005-2007      Senior Researcher/Privatdozent at IFG, University Kiel

Since 2008     Senior Researcher/Privatdozent at GEOMAR, Kiel

Staff

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Mark Schmidt

Forschungsbereich 2: Marine Biogeochemie
FE Marine Geosysteme

Office:
Room: 8-C/113
Phone: +49 431 600-2283
Fax: +49 431 600-2916
Email: mschmidt(at)geomar.de

Address:
Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel