Dr. Thomas Steuber
Prof. thomas steuber Professor Earth Sciences

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Prof. 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. Steuber has published more than 80 papers in refereed journals and more than 190 conference abstracts and proceedings. 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 18 PhD committees as external or internal examiner, and supervised 10 MSc theses.

  • 1989, Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geology, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1987, Diplom (M.Sc.) in Geology/Paleontology, University of Cologne, Germany

  • Carbonate Reservoir Petrology (ERTH711)
  • Environmental Geology (PGEG451)
  • Field Petroleum Geology (PGEG397)
  • Geology of the Middle East (PGEG220)
  • Sedimentary Petrology (PGEG311)
  • The Evolving Earth (EPSS215)


Research Interests
  • Sedimentology, paleontology, and geochemistry of carbonate depositional environments
  • Chemostratigraphy, geochemical diagenesis of carbonates
  • Environmental isotope geochemistry
  • Earth systems

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Margherita Denaro PhD student
Ikfi Hanif MSc student