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Christian Tegner


Curriculum Vitae





1994: PhD in Geology, University of Aarhus

1991: MSc in Geology, University of Aarhus

1988/89: Erasmus exchange student at University of Montpellier, France.


Employment history:


2012–              Professor, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University

2001–2011      Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Aarhus University

1996–2001:     Senior Research Geologist, Geological Survey of Norway

1998–1999:     Associate Professor (1 yr replacement), Department of Earth Science, Aarhus University

1996–2004:     Adjunct Research Fellow, Danish Lithosphere Centre, Uni. Copenhagen

1994–1996:     Post-doctoral Research Geologist, Danish Lithosphere Centre, Uni. Copenhagen

1993-1994:      PhD scholar visit at the University of Bergen, Norway

Administrative appointments:

2011–              Group leader, Deep Earth Systems, Department of Geoscience, AU


2001: Skou fellowship from the Danish National Science Research Council.


Research interests:

Petrology, geochemistry, chronology, ores, geodynamics and environmental effects of volcanoes, large igneous provinces, and layered mafic intrusions.


Research activities:

Field work: North Greenland (2008, 2006); Iceland (2011, 2010, 2009, 2004, 2003); East Greenland (2011, 2008, 2000, 1999, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1989); Norwegian mafic intrusions (1992, 1993, 1996-98, 2000–2003, 2005, 2007); Bushveld Complex, South Africa (2012, 1988, 1993,1992); West Greenland (1999). Ocean Drilling: Shipboard Scientist, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 163 to SE Greenland (1995); Danish Lithosphere Centres Cruises to SE Greenland (1998, Shipboard Scientist; 1999, Onshore scientist).


Research funding and management:

Funding mainly from the Danish National Science Research Council (Forskningsrådet for Natur og Univers), the Carlsberg Foundation, and Aarhus University Research Foundation.



46 papers in peer–reviewed journals; 20 other publications including popular science and reports; ~190 conference abstracts; 7 invited keynote talks; 635 citations; Hirsch-index of 13 (Scopus, Sept. 2010)



Guest editor of special volumes of Lithos (2006) and of Geochemistry, Geophysics & Geosystems (2009-11). Associate Editor of Geochemistry, Geophysics & Geosystems (2010-)


Public outreach, recent activities:

Earth Catastrophes: Volcanoes: talks at Foleuniversitetet (2011, 2012) and Orion Planetarium;

Interview Videnskab.dk (2011)

Volcanoes and Mountains in North Greenland; talk at annual meeting, Geol. Soc. DK, Copenhagen (2011)

Volcanoes and Continental Breakup; talk for highschool teachers, Aarhus (2010)

North Greenland and the Arctic Ocean; talk at thematic meeting, Geol. Soc. Denmark, Copenhagen (2010)

Large Igneous Provinces; talk for Ungdommens Naturvidenskabelige Forening, Aarhus (2010)

Interview in Berlingske Tidende (newspaper) concerning the volcanic eruption in Iceland (2010)



Geochemistry (1st yr students); Magma Chamber Processes (4th yr students); Cyprus field course (3rd yr students); Igneous petrology (3rd yr students).


Student supervision:

Active: 3 Ph.D., 1 M.Sc., and 3 B.Sc.; Graduated: 5 Ph.D., 14 M.Sc., and 8 B.Sc.


Other professional activities:

Program Committee for the Nordic Volcanological Center, Iceland (2006-)

Deputy board member of NORDSIM Nordic research facility (2010-)

Secretary of National Committee for Lithosphere Research in DK (2009-; member 2004-2008)

Member of National Committee for Geology in DK (2007-)

Member of Research Committee, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus (2008-)

Advisory Committee for Dept. Earth Sciences, Aarhus University (2004-2008)

Secretary for the corps of geology examiners in Denmark (2008-)

Organizer of PhD summer schools (2001; 2010)

Research Council of Norway expert panel (2005-)

Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, USA (2003-)

Reviewer for the Research Council of South Africa (2004-)

Reviewer for numerous international journals and publishing houses (1996-)

Organizer of the Kent Brooks Symposium (2004)

Co-author of IODP proposal (2007)

Member of scientific board for the 28th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (2008)

Organizer and chair of sessions at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (2008, 2009)

Organizer of session at the 33rd International Geological Congress (2008)

Organizer of session at the 29th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (2010)

Member of selection committee for an associate professorship, University of Iceland (2009)

Chair of evaluation committee for an associate professorship, University of Aarhus (2010)