Moritz Liesegang

Moritz

Arbeitsbereich Mineralogie-Petrologie

Adresse Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus N
Raum N 19
12249 Berlin
Telefon 030 838 703 23
Fax 030 838 470 323
E-Mail limo@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Analytical methods

  • Electron Microprobe Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Petrographic Microscopy
  • X-ray Diffraction (Powder, Grazing Incidence)
  • basic Raman Spectroscopy

Education

since 03/2015             Ph.D. student, Freie Universität Berlin,Germany.

                                 Thesis: Microstructure and microchemistry of Australian opals.

08/2009 - 06/2012       M.Sc. in Geological Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin,Germany.

                                 Thesis: Relation between nanostructure and chemical composition of

                                 Australian opals. Supervisor: PD Dr. R. Milke

10/2005 - 03/2009       B.Sc. in Geological Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

                                 Thesis: Texture investigation on forsterite-enstatite thin films.

                                 Supervisor: Prof. Dr. S. Schorr

10/2004 - 10/2005       Student of Geotechnical Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin,

                                 Germany.

Employment

02/2014 - 08/2014     Independent contractor, Mineralogy-Petrology Group, Freie Universität

                               Berlin. Modernization and characterization of the thin section collection

07/2013 - 08/2013     Archäologischer Service Roeder, Berlin, Germany.

                               Archeological excavation (Teupitz, Germany)

05/2013 - 07/2013     Archäologie-Agentur Dr. Dittrich & Geßner, Berlin, Germany.

                               Geoarcheological reports and archeological excavation, Project:

                               Settlement of pre-Roman Iron Age (Fürth, Germany)

10/2009 - 12/2011     Student assistant, Mineralogy-Petrology Group, Freie Universität Berlin.

                               Electron Microprobe lab, independent analysis and assistance to

                               external users

06/2008 - 12/2009     Student assistant, Geochemistry Group, Freie Universität Berlin,

                               Germany. Mineral separation for radiometric dating

Teaching

since 04/2014              Lecturer - Petrographic Microscopy

10/2009 - 04/2014        Lecturer - Rock and mineral identification

 

Awards

2014      

Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship of the state of Berlin for ˈˈMicrostructure and -chemistry of amorphous silica and associated minerals as indicators for solution compositions on Earth and Mars, and chemical replacement processesˈˈ.

2013      

1st place - GV Student Poster Award for ˈˈAustralian sedimentary opal-A: Indicators for nanocolloidal silica sphere formationˈˈ. DMG Annual Meeting (Tübingen, Germany).

Professional affiliation

  • European Geosciences Union
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • Geologische Vereinigung

 

Publications

Liesegang, M. and Milke, R. (2014) Australian sedimentary opal-A and its associated minerals: Implications for natural silica sphere formation. American Mineralogist, 99(7), 1488-1499.

 

Abstracts

Liesegang, M. and Milke, R. (2015) Interface-coupled dissolution-precipitation processes allow a photonic crystal to replace an ionic crystal along lattice planes. EGU General Assembly (Vienna, Austria).

Liesegang, M. and Milke, R. (2013) Microstructure and microchemistry of Australian opals and associated minerals as indicators for nanocolloidal silica sphere formation. Joint Meeting DMG and GV (Tübingen, Germany).

Milke, R. and Liesegang, M. (2012) A relation between sphere size and chemical composition of Australian opal. AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, USA).

Liesegang, M. and Milke, R. (2011) New views on Australian opal and opalized objects. DMG Annual Meeting (Salzburg, Austria).