Wladyslaw Altermann

Prof. Dr. Dr. Habil. Wladyslaw Altermann (HoD)

Head of the Department of  Geology, University of Pretoria
Exxaro Chair in Geodynamics of Ore Deposits
Vice-President (South): Geological Society of Africa
Chairman: South African Committee for Stratigraphy

Research Interest

Geodynamic processes in Ore & Basin Formation; Sedimentology & Sedimentary Ore Deposits; Precambrian Sedimentology and Geology; Biogeology & Evolution of Life; Geological Remote Sensing; CO2 Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods. Geology of Mars.


Qualifications: MSc (FU-Berlin); Dr rer. nat. (FU-Berlin); Dr rer. nat. Habil. (LMU-Munich, Germany)

Memberships: Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), Geological Society of Africa, South African Committee for Stratigraphy (SACCS)

Editorial Board: South African Journal of Geology; Springer Nature Applied Sciences


Research Output

ISI researcher ID: B-4336-2008;

ISI publications: c. 80

Google Scholar Citations (GSC) Data

Total number of publications: c. 300;

Sum of times cited (GSC): c. 3050;

h-Index (GSC): 32;

i10-Index: 66 (August 2017)

Edited books and special issues: 11

Awards: 2010 -2017  Exceptional Academic Achiever  Award

Contact Details:

+27 12 420 2454 (secretary)

Mineral Sciences Building, Room 3–52

Email: altermannw@gmail.com