2022 InterRidge Steering Committee Members

German Representative (2017 -)

Philipp A. Brandl

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel




Philipp Brandl is a marine geologist with a strong interest in igneous petrology, geochemistry, volcanology and ore forming processes. He obtained his PhD in 2013 from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg before he spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Australian National University in Canberra. In 2016, he returned to Germany and is working since as a research scientist at GEOMAR in Kiel. In his research, Philipp is combining state-of-the-art geochemical and geophysical methods to explore the seafloor, to understand the drivers and functioning of oceanic volcanism and how these link to the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits. Aspects of sustainability, the protection of healthy oceans, and a resilient society play a vital role in Philipp’s research.

Selected Papers

  • Brandl, P. A., Beier, C., Regelous, M., Abouchami, W., Haase, K. M., Garbe-Schönberg, D., et al. (2012). Volcanism on the flanks of the East Pacific Rise: Quantitative constraints on mantle heterogeneity and melting processes. Chemical Geology 298–299, 41–56. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.12.015.
  • Brandl, P. A., Hamada, M., Arculus, R. J., Johnson, K., Marsaglia, K. M., Savov, I. P., et al. (2017). The arc arises: The links between volcanic output, arc evolution and melt composition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 461, 73-84. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.027.
  • Brandl, P. A., Regelous, M., Beier, C., and Haase, K. M. (2013). High mantle temperatures following rifting caused by continental insulation. Nature Geoscience 6, 391–394. doi: 10.1038/ngeo1758.
  • Brandl, P. A., Regelous, M., Beier, C., O’Neill, H. S. C., Nebel, O., and Haase, K. M. (2016). The timescales of magma evolution at mid-ocean ridges. Lithos 240–243, 49–68. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.10.020.
  • Brandl, P. A., Schmid, F., Augustin, N., Grevemeyer, I., Arculus, R. J., Devey, C. W., et al. (2020). The 6–8 Aug 2019 eruption of ‘Volcano F’ in the Tofua Arc, Tonga. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 390, 106695. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106695.

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