Welcome to marcelfrehner.ch

Here you find some information about myself and my research. Also, most of my publications, conference abstracts, posters and talks can be downloaded from this homepage.




July 25 2016

I'm back at the ETH after the annual Heart Camp, where I spent one week as a leader. The Heart Camp is a dedicated summer camp for kids with congenital heart deseases. We followed the adventures of Harry Potter, learned some magic tricks, and of course played Quidditch. It was again a really great week with lots of happy faces. I'm very glad to be a part of this exciting kids camp.

July 04 2016

I'm back in the office after three busy weeks. First, I was teaching our BSc students in a geological field course in Maniva (Italy). Then I went to the International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP) in Potsdam (Germany) and presented our latest results on rockglacier deformation. Immediately after the conference, I went to the post-conference field trip through the German, Austrian, and Swiss Alps to learn more about alpine permafrost. It was great three weeks, but now I should finally catch up with my office work.

April 06 2016

This week, a bunch of good news reached me. It started with the acceptance of my Habilitation Treatise, which will award me with the Venia Legendi at the ETH Zurich. So, I will soon be allowed to call myself a "Privatdozent". Then, the Journal of Structural Geology accepted the manuscript that I co-authored with my former BSc student Timi Schmid. This is only the second publication that originates from a BSc Thesis that I supervised. So, congrats to Timi.

August 05 2015

Now it is official: I receive the 2015 Paul Niggli Medal! Thanks a lot to all my supporters and collaborators on my career path, who always pushed my ideas; and thanks a lot to all my past and current students, who constantly stimulated my work. I will receive the medal on Friday, November 20 2015, at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Basel. Read the citation in the Swiss Journal of Geosciences.

Upcoming events

November 18-19 2016

Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland

December 16 2016

Geosynklinale, Zurich, Switzerland

February 09-11 2017

AK Permafrost, Einsiedeln, Switzerland