Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1988
    Research assistant at the Geochemical Institute, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1988 – 1989
    Visiting research fellow and Fulbright scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

  • 1993 – 1997
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Institute of Geology and Dynamics of the Lithosphere, University of Göttingen

  • 1996 – 1998
    Women's representative for the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Göttingen

  • 1998 – 2001
    Research associate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

  • Since 2000
    Private lecturer at the University of Göttingen

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research associate at the University of Göttingen Geoscience Centre

  • 2003 – 2006
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the DFG at the University of Göttingen

  • Since 2006
    Research associate at the IPN

  • Since 2008
    Executive director of the German selections process for the International Junior Science Olympics (IJSO)

Selected publications

  • Horita, J., Zimmermann, H., Holland, H.D.: Chemical evolution of seawater during the Phanerozoic: Implications from the record of marine evaporites. In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66, 2002. pp. 3733-3756.

  • Timofeeff, M.N. et al.: Evaluating seawater chemistry from fluid inclusions in halite: Examples from modern marine and non-marine environments. In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65, 2001. pp. 2293-2300.

  • Holland, H.D., Zimmermann, H.: The Dolomite Problem Revisited. In: International Geology Review 42, 2000. pp. 481-490.

  • Zimmermann, H.: Tertiary seawater composition – implications from fluid inclusion analysis in primary marine halite. In: American Journal of Science 300, 2000. pp. 723-767.

Selected projects

  • International Junior Science Olympics (IJSO)

Additional qualifications

  • Experience abroad: USA, Sicily, Great Inagua (Bahamas), Australia


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