Applied Geochemistry

Dipl.-Ing. Ferdinand Jakob Hampl


  • Scientific associate
  • Doctoral researcher


  • mineralogical and geochemical consequences of weathering processes
  • interactions between the bio- and geosphere
  • microbial mineral weathering
  • Mineral deposits formed by weathering and sedimentary processes

Academic Career

  • Since 2019: Scientific associate and doctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Geochemistry (TU Berlin)
  • 2016 – 2018: Student in the master program Economic Geology, Chair of Geology and Economic Geology, University of Leoben, Austria
  • 2012 – 2016: Student in the bachelor program Applied Geosciences, Chair of Geology and Economic Geology, University of Leoben, Austria

Current Project

Deep EarthShape Geomicrobiology: Iron-metabolizing bacteria as a driving force in the weathering of silicate minerals


Hampl, F., Schiperski, F., Byrne, J. M., Schwerdhelm, C., Kappler, A., Bryce, C., von Blanckenburg, F. & Neumann, T. (2022). The role of iron-bearing minerals for the deep weathering of a hydrothermally altered plutonic rock in semi-arid climate (Chilean Coastal Cordillera). Chemical Geology, 120922.

Hampl, Ferdinand J.; Schiperski, Ferry; Byrne, James M.; Schwerdhelm, Christopher; Kappler, Andreas; Bryce, Casey; von Blanckenburg, Friedhelm; Neumann, Thomas (2021): Mineralogical, geochemical and magnetic susceptibility data from a deep hydrothermally altered profile in a semi-arid region (Chilean Coastal Cordillera). GFZ Data Services.