Dr. Aierken Yierpan

Universität Tübingen GUZ
Schnarrenbergstrasse 94-96
72076 Tübingen

Office: Room 6U07, GUZ

Phone: +49-(0)7071-29-74991
Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-3060
Mail: aierken.yierpan(at)uni-tuebingen.de

Field of study

  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Igneous petrology

Research interests

  • Selenium isotopes in magmatic systems
  • Link between the redox state of the mantle and surface environments
  • Degassing of moderately volatile elements during terrestrial magmatic evolution and planetary accretion processes
  • Development of new analytical techniques for ultra-trace elements and stable isotopes

Short CV

since 11/2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany
05/2015-11/2019 PhD, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany
08/2014-11/2014 Research Internship, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, USA

MSc in Geology, School of Science and Technology - Geology Division, University of Camerino, Italy


BEng in Geological Engineering, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, China

Publications (-05/2020)

  • Varas-Reus MI, König S, Yierpan A, Lorand JP, Schoenberg R (2019): Selenium isotopes as tracers of a late volatile contribution to Earth from the outer Solar System. Nature Geoscience 12: 779-782, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0414-7.
  • Yierpan A, König S, Labidi J, Schoenberg R (2019): Selenium isotope and S-Se-Te elemental systematics along the Pacific-Antarctic ridge: Role of mantle processes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 249: 199-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.01.028
  • Kurzawa T, König S, Alt JC, Yierpan A, Schoenberg R (2019): The role of subduction recycling on the selenium isotope signature of the mantle: Constraints from Mariana arc lavas. Chemical Geology 513: 239-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.03.011.
  • König S, Eickmann B, Zack T, Yierpan A, Wille M, Taubald H, Schoenberg R (2019): Redox induced sulfur-selenium isotope decoupling recorded in pyrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 244: 24-39.
  • Yierpan A, König S, Labidi J, Kurzawa T, Babechuk MG, Schoenberg R (2018): Chemical Sample Processing for Combined Selenium Isotope and Selenium-Tellurium Elemental Investigation of the Earth's Igneous Reservoirs. G³ Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 19(2): 516-533.
  • Labidi J, König S, Kurzawa T, Yierpan A, Schoenberg R (2018): The selenuim isotopic variation in chondrites are mass-dependant; Implications for sulfide formation in the early solar system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 481: 212-222.
  • Kurzawa T, König S, Labidi J, Yierpan A, Schoenberg R (2017): A method for Se isotope analysis of low ng-level geological samples via double spike and hydride generation MC-ICP-MS. Chemical Geology 466: 219-228.