Dipl.-Geol. Sebastian Viehmann, PhD

Research Interests:

1. Evolution of early Earth's environments
2. Biogeochemistry
3. (Marine) chemical sediments
4. Trace element and isotope geochemistry
5. High field strength and rare earth element geochemistry
6. Geochronology
7. Weathering and erosion processes

Short CV:
2021- today: Post-doctoral researcher within the FWF project "The evolution of the earliest marine habitats on Earth" (P 34238; stand-alone project)

2019 - 2021: Senior research fellow at the Department of Geology at the University of Vienna, Austria.

2017 – 2019: Post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology at the University of Vienna, Austria funded by an individual Marie-Curie fellowship of the European Union Horizon 2020 programme.
Project ELEMIN: How the earliest life on Earth became mineralised.

2016 - 2017: Guest scientist at the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology at the University of Vienna, Austria.

2011 – 2016: PhD student and research associate at the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences at the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.
Thesis topic: “The evolution of Precambrian environments and their impact on the trace element and Hf-Nd isotopic composition of ancient seawater”.

2004 – 2011: Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Geology/Paleontology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany.
Thesis topic: “Seawater-derived REY, trace element and HFSE systematics of Archean Banded Iron Formations (BIFs)”.

Born 1985 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

List of publications: https://publons.com/researcher/2232183/sebastian-viehmann

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Hohl, S. V., Rodler, A., Viehmann, S., Huang, X., Xu, J., Gaucher, C., Germs, G. J. B., Hegenberger, W., Goderis, S., Wei, H., & Frei, R. (2022). C, Sr, Nd isotope chemostratigraphy and zircon provenance of the Witvlei Group (Namibia): Neoproterozoic glaciations and seawater evolution. Precambrian Research, 372(106600), [106600]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2022.106600






Viehmann, S., Hohl, S. V., Tepe, N., Van Kranendonk, M., Reitner, J., Hofmann, T., Koeberl, C., & Meister, P. (2021). Trace metals and Nd isotopes in 3.35 Ga old stromatolites of the Strelley Pool Formation (Australia) unravel the genesis of carbonates and chert. in EGU General Assembly 2021 [EGU21-1984]












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Banded Iron Formations – ancient proxies for the 182W composition of the upper mantle and crust

Andrea Mundl-Petermeier (Vortragende*r), Sebastian Viehmann (Autor*in), Jonas Tusch (Autor*in), Michael Bau (Autor*in) & Carsten Münker (Autor*in)

5 Juli 2021

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science


Ancient mantle heterogeneties recorded in igneous and sedimentary rocks

Vinciane Debaille (Keynote speaker), Ashley Wainwright (Autor*in), J. Elis Hoffmann (Autor*in), Sebastian Viehmann (Autor*in) & Michael Bau (Autor*in)

2021

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science



Stromatolites as archives for novel isotope proxies to reconstruct microbial habitats through deep time.

Simon V. Hohl (Vortragende*r) & Sebastian Viehmann (Autor*in)

2021

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science


Trace metals and Nd isotopes in 3.35 Ga old stromatolites of the Strelley Pool Formation (Australia) unravel the genesis of carbonates and cherts.

Sebastian Viehmann (Vortragende*r), Joachim Reitner (Autor*in), Nathalie Tepe (Autor*in), Simon V. Hohl (Autor*in), Martin Van Kranendonk (Autor*in), Thilo Hofmann (Autor*in), Christian Koeberl (Autor*in) & Patrick Meister (Autor*in)

2021

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science


Die Entwicklung der ersten marinen Habitate auf der Erde

Viehmann, S.

1/08/2131/07/24

Projekt: Forschungsförderung


ELEMIN: How the Earliest Life on Earth became Mineralized

Meister, P. & Viehmann, S.

1/04/1731/03/19

Projekt: Forschungsförderung


Department für Lithosphärenforschung

Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2 (UZA II)
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-53606

sebastian.viehmann@univie.ac.at