Dr. Matthias Haeckel

GEOMAR - Helmholtz-Zentrum für Oseanforschung Kiel

Deutschland

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Academic Degrees
1995 Diploma (Master) in Chemistry, Christian-Albrechts Univ. (CAU) Kiel, Germany
2000 Dr.rer.nat. (PhD), CAU Kiel & GEOMAR Research Center, Kiel, Germany
Academic Positions
2005-present Senior scientist at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre of Ocean Research Kiel
2003-2005 Scientist at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
2001-2003 Feodor-Lynen Postdoc Fellow at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
2000-2001 Postdoc at GEOMAR Research Center Kiel, Germany
1996-2000 PhD student at GEOMAR Research Center Kiel, Germany

Scientific Awards
2001 Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

Research Work
My marine research work comprises the understanding of early diagenetic processes in the marine environment with a focus on the global carbon cycle, cold vent & gas hydrate systems, the determination of fluid & gas sources, and the assessment of the response of the marine environment to anthropogenic activities, such as deep-sea mining, subseafloor CO2 storage, and gas hydrate production. My main research tools are field work and numerical simulations of the data, including the development of transport-reaction and thermodynamic model codes. In recent years this work has been complemented by high-pressure lab experiments and the application of molecular spectroscopic techniques, such as Raman microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The lab work focuses on the study of gas hydrate kinetics and coupled hydro-chemo-geomechanical behaviour of the sediments matrix as well as microplastic particle quantification in marine sediments.

Professional Activities
2018-2022 Coordinator of the European JPI Oceans Project "MiningImpact 2"
2016-2019 PI in the EU-H2020 project "STEMM-CCS"
2016-2018 PI in the European JPI Oceans Pilot Action "Baseman"
2014-2017 Coordinator of the European JPI Oceans Pilot Action "MiningImpact"
2014-2017 Coordinator of the German Gas Hydrate Programme "SUGAR III"
2014-2017 Coordinator of the Helmholtz-CAS Joint Research Group on „Gas Hydrates in the South China Sea"
2013-2016 PI in the EU-FP7 project "MIDAS"
2011-2015 PI in the EU-FP7 project "ECO2"
2008-2014 PI in the German Gas Hydrate Programme "SUGAR I+II"
Since 1996 Participation in 20 research cruises

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