|Name Hans-Ulrich Schmincke|
|Born October 21, 1937 (age 78)Detmold (1937-10-21) |
Institutions Ruhr University Bochum (1969–90),Helmholtz-Zentrum fur Ozeanforschung Kiel (1990–2003)
Notable awards Hans-Stille-Medaille (2001)Gustav-Steinmann-Medaille (2012)
Books Nejapa Tephra: the Youngest (c. 1 Ka BP) Highly Explosive Hydroclastic Basaltic Eruption in Western Managua (Nicaragua)
Institution Ruhr University Bochum
Hans-Ulrich Schmincke (born 21 October 1937) is a notable German volcanologist.
Hans-Ulrich Schmincke studied between 1957 and 1964 geology and petrology at different universities in Germany and the USA: Universität Göttingen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, RWTH Aachen as well as University of Baltimore and University of Santa Barbara in California.
He was a research fellow at University of Tübingen in 1964-65 and at University of Heidelberg 1965-1969.
He worked at the Ruhr University Bochum (1969–90), before being the chief of the department of volcanology and petrology (1990–2003) of the "GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel" (former "Leibniz-Instituts für Meereswissenschaften", IFM-Geomar), University of Kiel.
Hans-Ulrich Schmincke was secretary general of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI, 1983–91).
His book Volcanism, first edition in 1986 (under the German title “Vulkanismus”), is still one of the most important books regarding this subject. The first edition was published in 1986; its second edition appeared 2000 with translations into English (2004) and Japanese (2009, with considerable additions); the third edition appeared 2010.
He is also the founder of the well-known volcanologist magazine Bulletin of Volcanology of which he was the editor in chief from 1985-95.
Additionally, he published over 300 articles re. volcanology and petrology.
He did a lot of research on German volcanoes, esp. the Eifel volcanoes.
The Canary Islands are also among his favorite subjects of research.
And in 1993, he did field work in China at the Paektusan volcano and was the first to make this big caldera known to the western world.
He was honoured e.g. with the Leibniz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (1991), with the Thorarinsson Medal of the IAVCEI (1993), with the Hans-Stille Medal (2001) and with the Gustav-Steinmann Medal (2012).