Staff Profile

Elmar Albers

Preferred Name: Elmar Albers




Phone: 508 289 3712

Office: CLARK 241A 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 23
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Statement

Trained in marine geosciences, I am a metamorphic petrologist interested in fluid–seafloor interactions and their physical, chemical, and biologic consequences.  My research includes work on elemental cycling, redox changes, and bioenergy production associated with the hydrothermal alteration of mafic & ultramafic rocks during their journey from mid-ocean ridge to shallow subduction settings.

I was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which brought me to WHOI to work on the Aurora and Polaris hydrothermal systems in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean together with Chris German, Jeff Seewald, and Frieder Klein.

See my personal blog, google scholar, and researchgate for updates on my work and my publication record.