University of Heidelberg

Ulrich A. Glasmacher

Curriculum Vitae









University of Heidelberg
Institute of Earth Sciences
Office 408
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234
D-69120 Heidelberg / Germany








1978 - 1985



Diploma - thesis:


apl. Professor

Privatdozent: Venia Legendi for Geology and Mineralogy, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D.), RWTH Aachen, Germany

Diploma Geologist (M.Sc.)

Vordiplom (Bachelor)

Geology, University of Technology Aachen, Germany

Time-temperature-deformation paths of Palaeozoic fold-and-thrust belts 110p.

Petrogenetic and metallogenetic evolution of selected areas in the ´Yukon-Tanana Terrane´ and the ´Stikine Terrane´, (Yukon Territory, Canada) during the Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary. - RWTH Aachen, 351 p.

Geology, petrography and mineralization in the ´Sixty Mile River´ area, Yukon Territory, Canada. - RWTH Aachen, 205 p.

Geological mapping of the Paleozoic strata between Mulartshütte and Dreiläger-bachtalsperre (NE-part of the Stavelot Venn Massif). RWTH Aachen, 180 p.



Since 02.05

04.04 - 01.05

09.97 - 04.04

Since 2004

Since 2002

Since 2002

2000 - 2005


1996 - 1997

1987 - 1996

1982 - 1987

Institute of Earth Sciences (formerly Institute of Geology and Paleontology), Universität of Heidelberg, Research Group Leader: Research Group: Thermochronology and Archaeometry

Max-Planck-Institute of Nuclear Physics

Forschungsstelle Archäometrie der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften am Max-Planck-Institute of Nuclear Physics, (Prof. G. A. Wagner), Heidelberg, Germany

Member of the steering committee of the International fission track community

Member of the executive committee of the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung GSI

Member of the steering committee of the European fission track network EFTAN

Second head of the Forschungsstelle Archaeometry Research: Rift Dynamics, Uplift and Climate Change: Interdisciplinary research linking Astenoshere and Atmosphere, Research part: Thermochronology Ruwenzori Mtn. (Uganda), (DFG Research Group RIFLE, Gl 182/10), Fission-Track-Dating at drill cores from the ICDP/CCSD Donghai drill holes, China Grant: DFG grant Gl 182/8-1, Visualisation of latent ion tracks and dating of geological samples. WTZ MEX 02/004, Quantification of the t-T-D evolution of the north-eastern Rhine valley rift shoulder. Quantification of the t-T-D evolution in the Variscan Kantabrian Mtns., Spain, DFG grant, Graduiertenkolleg, Quantifcation of the structural and thermal Basinevolution in the Rosengarten Southern Tiyrol, Italy, (finished, published).

Quantifcation of the structural and thermal Basinevolution in the Pyreneen, Spain. PhD-student. Tectono-thermal evolution of the western fold-and-thrust belt of the southern Uralides; Russia, Grant: Gl 182/3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, (finhed, published)

Tectono-thermal evolution of the Barrandian; Czech Republic, the western Appalachian, Canada, the Cantabrian Mountains and the Montes de Toledos, Spanien(finished, published)

Influence of pressure and temperature on the formation of ion tracks. In cooperation with the material research group of Prof. R. Neumann, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung-Darmstadt.(published)

Joint development of a new confocal laser luminescence microscope to determine special resolved luminescence signal, Prof. G. A. Wagner, Dipl.-Phys. Steffen Greilich(published)

Further development of the new thermochronologic technique Alpha-Recoil-track dating (ART): Grant ICDP/KTB.(finished, published)

Investigations related to the ion track formation conditions of alpha-recoil-tracks. In cooperation with the material research group of Prof. R. Neumann, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung-Darmstadt.(published)

Department of Earth Sciences, (Prof. M. Zentilli), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Vis. Res. Prof.Research: Quantification of the thermo-tectonic evolution of the external zone of the Taconian orogen along an E-W transect around Quebec City, Canada.(published)

Institute of Geology, (Prof. Dr. R. Walter), RWTH-Aachen, Germany, Ass. Prof.,Research: Quantification of the thermo-tectonic evolution of the external zones of the Variscan Mountain Range (Linksrheinisches Schiefergebirge, Montagne Noire, Southern Ireland) with special emphasis on the Oil and gas potential of Paleozoic reservoir and source rocks.(partly published)

Institute of Mineralogy and Ore deposits, (Prof. Dr. G. Friedrich), RWTH-Aachen, Germany, Stud. Res. Ass., Res. Ass.Formation of Gold-placer deposits, hydrothermal and magmatogene ore deposits and magmatic rocks.(published)



  • Sedimentary-archives, -petrology, -geochemistry, and diagenesis, Thermo-chronology, dating techniques for young processes and archaeochronometry. Supervision of master thesis’s and mapping thesis’s, Co-supervision of Ph.D.-thesis’s. Training of Dr. Jiri Filip (Akademie der Wissenschaften Prag, Czech Republic) and MSc. Arturo Lopez Martinez (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexiko City) in the fission track dating technique. Thermochronology in general, physical dating techniques, numerical modeling. Courses at the University of Heidelberg.


  • grant applications and organisation, field schools, excursions, organisation of field work and drilling program, organisation of research equipment.

Research tech.

  • fission-track dating, (U-Th)/He-dating, 1D-, 2D- and 3D-simulation of basin and landscape evolution (exhumation, uplift, thermal history), microscopy, SEM, AFM, microprobe, raman spectroscopy, CAI‚ Kübler + Árkai Indices, XRD, 40Ar/39Ar- and K/Ar-dating; microthermometry.


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