Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Le Heron

Professur für Sedimentologie an der Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie

Curriculum Vitae:

born 1978 in Guernsey, Channel Islands
1997-2000 Bachelor’s degree in Geology at Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom
2000-2003 PhD degree in Geology specialising in Sedimentology also at Aberystwyth University. My studies were spent entirely in the offices of ENI-Lasmo, the former British/Italian oil company that was based in London. Thesis topic: "Development of the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya, during the Late Ordovician". During this I undertook the first 3 of 12 field seasons I have been lucky enough to undertake in the Libyan Sahara.
2004-2005 Postdoc, sponsored by TOTAL, in Strasbourg University, France; Field seasons in Morocco
2006-2006 Geologist at CASP, a geological research organisation in Cambridge, UK, with further fieldwork in Libya and Siberia
2006-2007 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, University of Hanover, Germany
2008-2017 Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, then Reader at Royal Holloway University of London; Conducted and directed field-based geological research in Brazil, Indonesia, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Australia and China
since March 2018 Professor of Sedimentology, Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of Vienna

Research Areas:

* Earth’s ancient glacial record, specialising on the archive of ancient glacial deposits covering the full spectrum of geological time. Post-glacial sedimentary systems following "snowball Earth" events
* Field geology, both as a research direction and for the delivery of Geology as a subject. In many but not all cases the passion for the subject is established on windswept mountains in the rain- a common experience for lecturer and student alike.