Rebekka Reich, M.Sc.

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften
    Professur für Geochemie und Lagerstättenkunde

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Campus Süd

    Adenauerring 20b, Gebäude 50.40
    76131 Karlsruhe

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2021: Scientific employee, PhD student, Geochemistry & Economic Geology, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe.
  • 2020 – 2022: Geoscientist at EMX Royalty Corporation, Eurasian Minerals Sweden AB.
  • 2019 – 2020: Research fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Department of Geoscience, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen.
  • 2017 – 2019: Studies in Geosciences (M.Sc.), specialized in mineralogy at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen. Thesis: “The early rock suite of the Loch Borralan pluton, NW Highlands, Scotland: Petrological implications for the formation of pseudoleucite.”
  • 2014 – 2017: Studies in Geosciences (B.Sc.), at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen. Thesis: „Die Klassifikation der alkalisilikatischen Ganggesteine des Kaiserstuhl-Komplexes“.

Research area

  • Selective lithium extraction by sorption using different mineral sorbents from geothermal brines of the Upper Rhine Graben and the North German Basin
  • Analytical methods for mineralogical and geochemical characterization: X-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray fluorescence analysis (RFA), optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), electron microprobe analysis (EMPA), Raman spectroscopy, microthermometry, polarization microscopy
  • Petrological investigation of igneous rocks and hydrothermal systems (alkali magmatites, five-element veins, Hg mineralizations).


Journal Articles
Lithium recovery from geothermal brines: An investigation into radioactive nuclide uptake on lithium‑manganese-oxide (LMO) granules
Kölbel, L.; Slunitschek, K.; Kaymakci, E.; Kölbel, T.; Reich, R.; Schneider, J.
2024. Hydrometallurgy, 224, Art.-Nr.: 106266. doi:10.1016/j.hydromet.2024.106266
Journal Articles
Structural and compositional variation of zeolite 13X in lithium sorption experiments using synthetic solutions and geothermal brine
Reich, R.; Danisi, R. M.; Kluge, T.; Eiche, E.; Kolb, J.
2023. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 359, Article no: 112623. doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2023.112623
Journal Articles
Lithium Extraction Techniques and the Application Potential of Different Sorbents for Lithium Recovery from Brines
Reich, R.; Slunitschek, K.; Danisi, R. M.; Eiche, E.; Kolb, J.
2022. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 44 (4), 261–280. doi:10.1080/08827508.2022.2047041
Lithium in Europa
Steiger, K.; Reich, R.; Slunitschek, K.; Steinmüller, K.; Bergemann, C.; Hilgers, C.; Kolb, J.
2022. (THINKTANK industrielle Ressourcenstrategien, Ed.), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000154047Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document

Publications until 2020

Rebekka Reich, Michael A. W. Marks, Thomas Wenzel, Gregor Markl; Pseudoleucite syenites at Loch Borralan, Scotland: Petrology and a genetic model. The Canadian Mineralogist 2020;; 58 (5): 597–623. doi:

S Braunger, M A W Marks, B F Walter, R Neubauer, R Reich, T Wenzel, A Parsapoor, G Markl, The Petrology of the Kaiserstuhl Volcanic Complex, SW Germany: The Importance of Metasomatized and Oxidized Lithospheric Mantle for Carbonatite Generation, Journal of Petrology, Volume 59, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 1731–1762,