Dr. Thomas Steuber
Dr. Thomas Steuber Professor & Associate Dean, Research
Technical Areas
Research Interests

Professor, Department of Earth Science & Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Thomas Steuber is currently Professor in the Earth Science Department of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. Previously, he joined the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, in 2005 from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, where he served as Hochschuldozent (Associate Professor) and Acting Chair of Sedimentology and Isotope Geology from 1999 – 2005. From 1996 – 1999, while at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, he was holding the prestigious Heisenberg-Fellowship of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), after an appointment as Hochschulassistent (Assistant Professor) at the University of Cologne, Germany. He earned his PhD from the University of Cologne in 1989 with a thesis on the biostratigraphy, sedimentology, and isotope geochemistry of Triassic sedimentary rocks in Beotia, Greece.

His research interests are in the sedimentology and paleontology of Cretaceous carbonate platforms, the chemostratigraphy of carbonate sedimentary systems, and in the application of geochemistry, specifically isotope geochemistry, to Earth system science.

Dr. Thomas Steuber has published more than 65 papers in refereed journals and more than 190 conference abstracts and proceedings. His current h-index (in 2019) is 26 (Web of Science) and 32 (Google Scholar), respectively. He serves as a reviewer for numerous highly-ranked journals in his area of expertise, and as a reviewer for various national research funding agencies.
He was the main supervisor of four PhD students, served on 16 PhD committees as external or internal examiner, and supervised nine MSc theses.


1989 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geology, University of Cologne, Germany

Technical Areas
  • PGEG220 Geology of the Middle East
  • PGEG221 Introduction to Geology and Geophysics
  • PGEG311 Sedimentary Petrology
  • PGEG397 Field Petroleum Geology
  • PGEG451 Environmental Geology
  • PGEG490/491 Petroleum Systems Project
  • PGEG611 Carbonate Reservoir Petrology
  • PGEG701 Petroleum Systems
Research Interests
  • Sedimentology and paleontology of carbonate depositional environments;
  • Chemostratigraphy, geochemical diagenesis of carbonates;
  • Environmental isotope geochemistry;
  • Earth systems