Reto Gieré

Reto Gieré

Professor

215-898-6907

156 Hayden Hall

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Education
  • Habilitation in Earth Sciences, Universität Basel, Switzerland
  • PhD in Mineralogy and Petrology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Diploma in Earth Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Research Foci
Biogeochemistry and Global Environmental Change
Dynamics and Structure of Earth Materials
Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate Sciences
Research Interests
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Energy and Waste
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Health Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution
Courses Taught

GEOL317     Petrology

GEOL418     Geochemistry

ENVS644     Energy, Waste, and the Environment

GEOL319     Penn in the Alps

Selected Publications

Gieré R., Smith W., Bandemehr A., Pepino R., Howarth M., Wyman M. (2020): The need to eliminate lead paint globally. UNEP World Environment Situation Room, Foresight Brief 021 

Maschowski C., Kruspan P., Arif A.T., Garra, P., Trouvé G., Gieré R. (2020): Biomass ash in cement systems: Influence of biomass type and processing technology on mortar quality. Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials

Vigliaturo R., Pollastri S., Gieré R., Gualtieri A.F., Dražić G. (2019): Experimental quantification of the Fe-valence state at amosite-asbestos boundaries using acSTEM dual-electron energy-loss spectroscopy. American Mineralogist 104, 1820-1828

Nabukalu C., Gieré R. (2019): Charcoal as an energy resource: global trade, production and socioeconomic practices observed in Uganda. Resources 8, 183

Sommer F., Dietze V., Baum A., Sauer J., Gilge S., Maschowski C., Gieré R. (2018): Tire abrasion as a major source of microplastics in the environment. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 18, 2014-2028

Gieré R. (2016): Magnetite in the human body: biogenic vs. anthropogenic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States 113, 11986-11987

Könczöl M., Goldenberg E., Ebeling S., Schäfer B., Garcia-Käufer M., Gminski R., Grobéty B., Rothen-Rutishauser B., Merfort I., Gieré R., Mersch-Sundermann V. (2012): Cellular uptake and toxic effects of fine and ultrafine metal-sulfate particles in human A549 lung epithelial cells. Chemical Research in Toxicology 25, 2687-2703

Gieré R., Rumble D., Günther D., Connolly J., Caddick M.J. (2011): Correlation of growth and breakdown of major and accessory minerals in metapelites from Campolungo, Central Alps. Journal of Petrology 52, 2293-2334

Books: Gieré R., Stille P. (2004): Energy, Waste, and the Environment: a Geochemical Perspective. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 236, pp. 670


Affiliations

Fellowships and Honors
Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
Fellow of the Geological Society, London
Honorary Member of the Mineralogical Society of Slovakia

Editorial Work
Editor, Journal of Petrology
Chief Editor, European Journal of Mineralogy

International Projects
http://www.biocombust.eu/

CV (file)