Martin Obst: Curriculum Vitae


02/2006 PhD in Natural Sciences at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland

PhD thesis on Mechanisms of Calcite Precipitation by Picocyanobacteria

02/2002-02/2006 PhD studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, in the department “Surface Waters” of Prof. Dr. B. Wehrli, supervised by Prof. Dr. M. Dittrich

10/2001 M.Sc. (Diplom) in Geoecology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany

M.Sc. thesis (Diplomarbeit) on the suitability of surfactant-modified zeolithes for the adsolubilization of organic pollutants

10/1996-20/2001 Geoecology study at University of Bayreuth, Germany


Work experience

08/2017-present DFG Heisenberg-Professor for Experimental Biogeochemistry

01/2016-08/2017 Designated head / head of the Keylab “Experimental Biogeochemistry”, Bayreuth Center for Ecology and Environmental Research, University of Bayreuth, Germany

08/2010-12/2015 DFG Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group Leader of the group Tuebingen Environmental Analytical Microscopy (TEAM), Center for Applied Geoscience, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany

02/2009-07/2010 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. A. Kappler and Prof. Dr. P. Grathwohl, Center for Applied Geoscience, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen; microbial Fe(II)-oxidation, organic contaminants & metals.

06/2006-12/2008 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. A.P. Hitchcock at the spectro-microscopy beamline 10ID-1, Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, Canada. Commissioning and improvement of STXM, user support and own research program on biomineralization