Institute Welcomes Jörg Matschullat as Summer 2024 Harris Visiting Professor


Jörg Matschullat

The Irving Institute welcomes Dr. Jörg Matschullat, Chairing Professor for Geochemistry and Geoecology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre and recent Vice-Rector at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany, as the summer 2024 Harris Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Harris Program is designed to bring German scholars and professionals from all fields to teach and/or participate in research at Dartmouth. 

Dr. Matschullat is highly engaged in climate change studies in Brazil and in Europe and engages with biogeochemical work in Brazil since 1998. His work at the interface of environmental geochemistry and the climate system connects with carbon behavior, monitoring, and storage and with diverse other areas of biological sciences, earth sciences, ecology, engineering and more. He has published more than 118 peer-reviewed articles, 20 books, and 57 book contributions and has worked on many collaborative research projects around air, soil and water quality, and human health in Central and Northeastern Brazil as well as in other parts of the world. Recently, his research group has been active with biogeochemical work in the Amazon basin. As the Harris Visiting Professor, Dr. Matschullat will be involved in the Institute's Seed Grant Program, participate in a series of seminars with faculty, postdoc and students, act as a mentor for the Irving Institute's New Energy Summer Summit, and collaborate with researchers and scholars aligned with his area of research across campus. 

Welcome, Jörg!