Prof. Dr. Ulrich Riller
Key aspects of activity
- Structural geology
- Exploration geology
Structural geology, impact geology, volcano-tectonics, exploration geology
- Professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and Adjunct Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (since 2012)
- Full Professor of Earth Sciences at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (2008-2012)
- Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada (2007)
- Professor of Impact Geology, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany (2002-2007)
- Research Associate at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany (1999-2002)
- Research Associate at the University of Giessen, Germany (1997-1998)
- Dissertation at the University of Toronto, Canada (1992-1996)
- Study of Geology at the University of Tübingen, Germany (1986 – 1992)
Services for the scientific community
- IODP-ICDP Online-Colloquium at Universität Hamburg, Germany (2021)
- 25th Latin-American Colloquium of Geosciences at Universität Hamburg, Germany (2019)
- ESF workshop on the Drilling Project of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, Berlin, Germany (2007)
Co-organizer of conferences:
- Sedimentary Basins, Jena University, Germany (2015)
- Large Meteorite Impact and Planetary Evolution V, Sudbury, Canada (2013)
- Darwin Conference of the Origins Institute at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (2009)
- Large Meteorite Impact and Planetary Evolution IV, Vredefort, South Africa (2008)
- 19th Latin-American Colloquium at Potsdam/Berlin, Germany (2005)
Convenor of special sessions at conferences:
- “Impact cratering” at the DGGV Annual Conference, Bonn, Germany (2018)
- “Hypervelocity impact cratering: Mechanics and environmental consequences” at the EGU Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria (2018)
- “Continental margin tectonics” at the DGGV Annual Conference, Hamburg, Germany (2012)
- “Deformation and strain localization” at the EGU Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria (2011)
- “Large terrestrial impact structures” at AGU-GAC-MAC Joint Assembly in Toronto (2009)
- Field trip “Geology of the Sudbury area” of the AGU GAC-MAC Joint Assembly in Toronto (2009)
- “Early Earth processes and astrobiology” at the DMG Annual Meeting, Hannover, Germany
- “Comparing modelled and observed quantities in convergent orogenic belts” at the AGU-EGU Joint Assembly in Nice, France (2003)
- Meteoritics and Planetary Science
- International Journal of Earth Science
Referee for funding bodies:
- German Science Foundation (DFG)
- European Science Foundation (ESF)
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH)
- Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
- National Science and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC)
- Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT/FONDECYT)
Riller, U., Poelchau, M.H., Rae, A.S.P., Schulte, F.M., Collins, G.S., Melosh, H.J., Grieve, R.A.F., Morgan, J.V., Gulick, S.P.S., Lofi, J., Diaw, A., McCall, N. Kring, D.A., and IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 Science Party, 2018. Rock fluidisation during peak-ring formation of large impact structures. Nature 562, 511–518.
Riller, U., Clark, M.D., Daxberger, H., Doman, D., Lenauer, I., Plath, S. & Santimano, T., 2017. Fault-slip inversions: Their importance in terms of strain, heterogeneity, and kinematics of brittle deformation. Journal of Structural Geology 101, 80–95.
Riller, U., Cruden, A.R., Boutelier, D., Schrank, C. 2012. The causes of sinuous crustal-scale deformation patterns in hot orogens: Evidence from scaled analogue experiments and the southern Central Andes. Journal of Structural Geology 37, 65-74.
Riller, U., Boutelier, D., Schrank, C., & Cruden, A.R., 2010. Role of kilometer-scale weak circular heterogeneities on upper crustal deformation patterns: evidence from scaled analogue modeling and the Sudbury Basin, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 297, 587-597.
Riller, U., Lieger, D., Gibson, R.L., Grieve, R.A.F., Stöffler, D., 2010. Origin of large-volume pseudotachylite in terrestrial impact structures. Geology 38, 619-622.
Riller, U., 2005. Invited Review: Structural characteristics of the Sudbury Impact Structure, Canada: impact-induced and orogenic deformation – a review. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 40, 1723-1740.
Riller, U., and Oncken, O., 2003. Growth of the central Andean Plateau by tectonic segmentation is controlled by the gradient in crustal shortening. Journal of Geology. Vol. 111, p. 367-384.
Riller, U., Petrinovic, I., Ramelow, J., Strecker, M., & Oncken, O. 2001. Late Cenozoic tectonism, caldera and plateau formation in the central Andes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 188, p. 299-311.