Wlady Altermann


Head of Department

Kumba-Exxaro Chair in Geodynamics of Ore Deposits

UP Carbon Capture and Storage Working Group

Vice President (South) Geological Society of Africa (GSAf)

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Formerly Prof. LMU Munich, Germany

Formerly Hon. Prof. Shandong University of Science and Technology (PR China) 2005-2008.

Qualifications and Achievements

Dipl. Geol. (FU Berlin) Dr. rer. nat. (FU Berlin), Dr. rer. nat. habil. (LMU-München)French Ministry of Education qualification for University and MNHN professorship.

UP Exceptional Academic Achiever Award (2010-2014; 2015-2017)

NRF rating


Courses presented at UP

GLY 155, GLY 352, GLY 713.

Postgraduate students

36 MSc’s complete; 7 PhD’s complete and23 current. 4 Alexander von Humboldt Fellows (post-doc., all at LMU).

Research & Consulting interests

Geodynamic Processes in Ore and Basin Formation; Geological Carbon Storage and mineral carbonation Sedimentology and Sedimentary ore deposits; Precambrian Geology; Biogeology & Evolution of Life; Application of Remote Sensing to Geology and Ore Deposits.


c. 250 publications, including over 70 ISI papers, numerous book contributions, 7 edited journal special issues and 4 edited books (Spectrum, 2000; Blackwell, 2002; Elsevier, 2004, 2007).

ISI researcher ID: B-4336-2008

Google Scholar Citatiotns (GSC) Data:

Sum of the Times Cited (GSC): c. 2300

h-Index (Google Scholar): 26

i10-Index: 52 (January 2015)

List of publications available here.

Editorial boards

Astrobiology (2010-2015)

Journal of African Earth Sciences (Assoc. Editor 1999-2014).


Vice-president: Geological Society of Africa

Chairman: South African Committee for Stratigraphy

Member: LOC IGC35

Fellow, Geological Society of Africa; Geological Society of SA; Global Precambrian Sedimentation Syndicate; Geologische Vereinigung; Bund Deutscher Geowissenschaftler; European Geological Union. Senior fellow: Center for the Studies of the Origin of Life (CSEOL), UCLA.

More Information available here.

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