Prof. Dr. habil. Harald G. Dill

Associated Member of the Geomaterial and Gemstone Research Group

Main Affiliation: BGR Hannover

1949: born in Marlesreuth/ Naila (Germany-Northern Bavaria)

1955 - 1960: elementary school in Marlesreuth/ Naila

1960 - 1969: grammar school/ mathematical branch/ A level exams ("Schillergymnasium") in Hof/Saale

1969 - 1971: military service

1971 - 1978: studies at Würzburg, Aachen, Erlangen Universities

  • major: geology, minors: mineralogy, geography, economic geology

1974 - 1978: German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

1975: Diplomgeologe (= M.Sc)

1978: Dr.rer.nat. (= Ph.D)/ thesis

1985: Dr.rer.nat.habil. - geology / Mainz University/ abstract thesis

1988: Dr.rer.nat.habil. - applied geology / Hannover University

1982 - 1988: Giving lectures and lecture courses at Mainz University

  • since 2006: (permanent basis)

since 1988: Giving lectures and lecture courses at Hannover University (permanent basis)

1991: Außerplanmässiger Professor (Associate Professor) at Hannover University (Mineralogy)

1978 - 1979: Bayreuth University - Department of Soil Siences and Soil Geography (geophysics, soil geography, heavy mineral analysis)

1979 - 1985: Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover (ore mineralogy, radiometric age dating, uranium metallogenesis)

1986 - 1991: Project Management Group of the Continental Deep Drilling Project of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hannover (coordination and research in mineralogy, economic geology, geochemistry, foreland mapping)

since 1991: Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover (basic research and training in economic geology (mainly non-metallic deposits), sedimentology and mineralogy for projects of the German Technical Cooperation Scheme, projects of international cooperation)

Awards and Honours

2004: Q.Sella Prize awarded at the 32 nd Geological Congress, Florence

2005: Silver Medal awarded by VFMG (Mineralogical and Geological Association)

2008: Honorary Professor -Mainz University

2010: Profesor Invitado de la Universidad Nacional del Sur - Bahia Blanca, Argentina


You will find an up-to-date list of publications at: