Stefanie Lode has started as a Senior Engineer at the Electron Optical Laboratory at the Department. She has studied geology at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany and finished with a Diplom (~equivalent to MSc) degree (thesis and mapping) in 2007. Afterwards, she worked on a temporary position at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) in the Mineral Processing laboratory on the scanning electron microscope on a variety of projects. In 2011 Stefanie moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and obtained her PhD in Economic Geology at Memorial University in 2016. She continued at Memorial as postdoctoral researcher applying an integrated field and laboratory approach using automated mineralogy (MLA) to investigate onshore reservoir sandstones. From 2018 to 2021 she worked as postdoctoral researcher in the Scanning Electron Microscope laboratory of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) on lower Cretaceous marly chalks and chalks, but also a variety of economic geological and industrial projects using automated mineralogy (ZEISS Mineralogic) and participated on a mapping campaign in NE Greenland.
She has a broad geological and mineralogical background ranging from research related to mineral resources (VMS, Ni-PGE et al.) and related hydrothermal processes, as well as clastic and carbonate rocks, to lithogeochemicy and S-Pb-Nd isotope systems. All research involved various analytical methodologies, especially optical and electron microscopy (manual and automated).