Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüttge

1985 Diploma
1990 Promotion
1995 Habilitation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingenn

Professor of Earth Science and Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, USA; 1999 – 2012
Adjunct Professor, Babes-Bolyai Univ., Cluj-Napoca, RO, 2012 –
Co-Chair NRC’s Earth & Atmosph. Sci. panel,
2009 – 2012
Core-scientist for CBEN, Rice University
2003 – 2007
Invited researcher RITE, Kyoto, Japan, 2001
Humboldt Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, USA,
1995 – 1997
Wissenschaftlicher Assistent Universität Tübingen,
1985 – 1995

Professor in Bremen since 2012-07-16

Research areas: Mineralogy, kinetics: crystal dissolution, corrosion, early cement hydration, bio-geochemical and bio-medical surface interactions

We study mineral-fluid interaction with a focus on growth, dissolution, and alteration kinetics. This research relates to diverse fields in earth and material sciences, from basin evolution to biogeochemical cycling. Broader applications include cement hydration, steel corrosion, carbon sequestra-tion, engineered bio- and nano-materials, and storage of nuclear waste.

Studied Materials
We are interested in all materials that interact in surface environments, including primary minerals, dissolved and colloidal species, organic matter, and microorganisms.


We combine surface topography data from RAMAN-VSI and AFM with spatially-resolved chemical data to yield a detailed picture of surface reactions. These results are then tied to molecular scale simulations (i.e., DFT parameterized Kinetic Monte Carlo models) in an integrated, cooperative approach to understand the fundamental surface dynamics of minerals and other materials.


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