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156 Hayden Hall

Reto Gieré

Department Chair & Professor


  • Habilitation in Earth Sciences, Universität Basel, Switzerland
  • PhD in Mineralogy and Petrology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Diploma in Earth Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Research Interests

  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Energy and Waste
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Health Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution

Selected Publications

  • Bergheim M., Gminski R., Spangenberg B. Debiak M., Bürkle A., Mersch-Sundermann V., Kümmerer K., Gieré R. (2014): Recalcitrant pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment: A comparative screening study on their occurrence, formation of phototransformation products and their in-vitro toxicity. Environmental Chemistry 11, 431-444
  • 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
  • Gieré R., Querol X. (2010): Solid particulate matter in the atmosphere. Elements 6, 215-222
  • Gieré R., Blackford M., Smith K. (2006): TEM study of PM2.5 emitted from coal and tire combustion in a thermal power station. Environmental Science & Technology 40, 6235-6240
  • Gieré R., Sorensen S.S. (2004): Allanite and other REE-rich epidote-group minerals. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 56, 431-493
  • Books: Gieré R., Stille P. (2004): Energy, Waste, and the Environment: a Geochemical Perspective. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 236, pp. 670
  • Editorships
    Editor, Journal of Petrology
    Chief Editor, European Journal of Mineralogy
  • Fellowships
    Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
    Fellow of the Geological Society, London
  • International Projects



Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316