Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54-8206
Fax: +49 6221 54-4805


Isotope Geology and Petrology

Dr. Michael Hanel


Institute of Earth Sciences

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236

D-69120 Heidelberg

Room: 403
+49 (0) 6221 54-4651
+49 (0) 6221 54-4805 (secretariat)



Research interests and projects


  • Petrology and geochronology of HP-rocks from the Schwarzwald (SW-Germany)



Academic career and professional employment

Since 10/1997 Research scientist, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg
1988-1997 Research scientist at the Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut of the University of Freiburg i. Br. and at the former Mineralogisches Institut of the University of Heidelberg
1988 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) University of Heidelberg
1982 Diploma in Geology/Palaeontology University of Heidelberg



Current teaching


  • Optical microscopy I and II
  • Geological field mapping course in the southern Schwarzwald
  • Volcanological field course in the Eifel volcanic field
  • Geological excursion to the upper Rhinegraben region (Schwarzwald, Vosges, Kaiserstuhl volcano)



Selected publications




Harlov D, Marschall HR, Hanel M (2007) Fluorapatite-monazite relationships in granulite-facies metapelites, Schwarzwald, southwest Germany. - Mineralogical Magazine 71: 223-234




Marschall HR, Kalt A, Hanel M (2003) P-T evolution of a Variscan lower crustal segment: a study of granulites from the Schwarzwald, Germany. Journal of Petrology 44: 227–253




Hanel M, Montenari M, Kalt A (1999) Determining sedimentation ages of high-grade metamorphic gneisses by their palynological record: a case study in the northern Schwarzwald (Variscan Belt, Germany). International Journal of Earth Sciences 88: 49–59




Kalt A, Hanel M, Schleicher H, Kramm U (1994) Petrology and geochronology of eclogites from the Variscan Schwarzwald (F.R.G.). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 115: 287–302




Hanel M, Lippolt HJ, Kober B, Wimmenauer W (1993) Lower Carboniferous granulites in the Schwarzwald basement near Hohengeroldseck (SW-Germany). Naturwissenschaften 80: 25-28




Hanel M, Gurbanov G, Lippolt HJ (1992) Age and genesis of granitoids from the Main-Range and Bechasyn Zones of the western Great Caucasus. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte 1992: 529–544


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