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Dr. Michael Brauns

Laboratory Manager


Michael Brauns studied mineralogy at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen from 1984 and received his diploma in 1991. This was followed by his doctorate, which he completed in 1995. After eight years of PostDoc in Giessen and Melbourne, Michael Brauns has been working at CEZA since 2003 and is responsible for the Material Analysis Laboratory. Since 2022, Michael Brauns has been a member of the extended management of CEZA gGmbH.

Academic and professional background

Since 2003

laboratory manager at Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum-Archäometrie gGmbH


post-doctoral fellowship at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen (DFG research program System Earth, Development of the seawater curve for osmium)


post-doctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne “Os Isotopes and the Origin of the Tasmanian Dolerites


post-doctoral fellow at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen (DFG research project, development of the Re-Os method for sulphides and rocks)


PhD, topic: “Isotope investigations on ores of the Siegerland”.


Diploma in Mineralogy Topic: “Geochemical investigations on metabasites of the Damara Orogen, Namibia/South West Africa


Study of mineralogy at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen