PortfolioPaul Bons

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Academic title:
Prof. Dr.
Paul Bons
Organizational units:
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Mineralogy and Geodynamics Research Area
Department of Geoscience

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Research in the structural geology group in Tübingen covers a wide range of topics, from the formation of folds and boudins, veins and other tectonic structures to, for example, microstructural development in mussel shells or zeolite membranes. Numerical modelling and field studies form the base of the research. The work is strongly process oriented, with numerical modelling an important tool to test and quantify the processes and mechanisms by which structures form. For the modelling, Tübingen is an active member of the Elle numerical modelling consortium.

The formation of veins and their microstructures

Numerical modelling of microstructures

Melt segregation, accumulation, ascent & SOC (Self-Organised Criticality)

Cap de Creus (Spain) and apparent boudinage


2023 - 2025
Reinhard Florian Drews
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2018 - 2019
Todd Ehlers
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)


University of Johannesburg (UJ)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Macquarie University
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión - CIEMAT
Madrid, Spain



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