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Robert Seidel

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • robert.seidel

Professional biography

2009-2013: Undergraduate degree in geology at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany.

2013-2016: Graduate degree in geology at Christian-Albrechts University and Geomar Kiel, Germany.

​Since 2017: PhD program in space science at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Research interests

Magmatic & metamorphic petrology



Martian fluid systems & habitability


New simulants for martian regolith: Controlling iron variability (2019)
Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Schröder, Christian; Kirnbauer, Thomas; Wood, Deborah; Seidel, Robert G. W.; Miller, Michael A. and Olsson-Francis, Karen
Planetary and Space Science, Article 104722 ((Early Access))
The Frankenstein Gabbro (Odenwald, Germany): A New Analogue for Martian Hydrothermal Systems (2019-03-18)
Seidel, Robert; Bridges, John; Kirnbauer, Thomas; Sherlock, Sarah and Schwenzer, Susanne
In : Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2019 (18-22 Mar 2019, Houston, Texas, USA)
Identification of Primary Tephra Layers on the SW Icelandic Shelf (2018-01-05)
Seidel, Robert G. W.; Bonanati, Christina and Wehrmann, Heidi
In : Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Meeting (VMSG 2018) (3-5 Jan 2018, Leeds)
Fractionated Martian Atmosphere – the Case of the Nakhlites, Revisited with Experiments (2018)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Ott, U.; Hicks, L. J.; Bridges, J. C.; Filiberto, J.; Bart, G. D.; Swindle, T. D.; Miller, M. A.; Treiman, A. H.; Crowther, S. A.; Gilmour, J. D.; Herrmann, S.; Mohapatra, R.; Seidel, R.; Kelley, S. P.; Bullock, M. A.; Chaves, C.; Smith, H. and Moore, J. M.
In : 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (19-23 Mar 2018, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA)