Lucie Tajcmanova

Lucie Tajčmanová is a full Professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Heidelberg University (Germany) since October 2018, leading the ‘Mineralogical and Petrological processes’ group. She implements multidisciplinary approaches to investigate a wide spectrum of coupled chemo-mechanical processes in rocks including field-based studies, deformation experiments and numerical modelling. Her aim is to establish a new perspective to the above mentioned processes and provide new quantitative and physically-based tools for interpreting common structures and microstructures in rocks.

Prior to the Institute of Earth Sciences in Heidelberg, she was at the ETH Zurich (2011-2018) leading the group of Petrology of Lithospheric Processes. She was awarded by prestigious Humboldt fellowship, Marie-Curie fellowship and an ERC starting grant. 

Lucie’s institute profile

Lucie’s short CV:



2007               Ph.D., Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

2005                 RNDr. (Rerum Naturalium Doctoris), Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

2002                 MSc. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.



2013-09/2018   Assistant Professor for Metamorphic Petrology at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2011-2013         Post-doc at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland  (Marie Curie fellowship)

2009- 2011        Post-doc at the Free University, Berlin, Germany (Humboldt fellowship)

2007- 2009        Post-doc at the University of Padova, Italy

2004-2007         Lecturer, Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Faculty of Natural 

                           Sciences, Charles University, Prague                                               

2003-2007         Research and field geologist, Czech Geological Survey, Prague   



2015                Zonta Prix Switzerland and Lichtenstein

2013                 ERC starting grant

2011                 Marie Curie (IEF) fellowship

2009                 Alexander von Humboldt fellowship

2004                 Student Fellowship (two months) at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2003                 Josef Hlávka award, Hlávka foundation


since 2021       Associate editor American Journal of Science

since 2020        Member of the Editorial Board in Geology

since 2015        Member of the Editorial Review Board in Journal of Metamorphic Geology

2015                 Guest editor inJournal of Metamorphic Geology


2020                 International workshop on deformation and mineral reactions II (ZOOM), Heidelberg

2014-2020      Convenor/co-convenor of sessions at the EGU meeting

2019                 Annual DMG meeting: Geochemistry as well as Petrology & Petrophysics, Heidelberg

2019                 EGU pre-conference fieldtrip

2017                 International workshop on deformation and mineral reactions I, ETH Zurich

2017                 Scientific committee for EGU conference series


since 2020        Research Council committee member, Excellence cluster of Heidelberg University, Field of focus II: STRUCTURES




Prof. Dr. Lucie Tajcmanova
Head of Research Group

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54-6080
E-Mail: Lucie.Tajcmanova (at)