Dr. Andreas Möller

Andreas Möller
  • Chair of Graduate Admission for Geology
  • Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Department Phone:
Slawson Hall, room #170G


Undergraduate and graduate education in geology/paleontology and mineralogy at the universities of Hamburg and Kiel (Germany). Post-doctoral research and teaching fellow positions in Sydney, Mainz and Potsdam. Native of northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein, the home state of Eutin, the sister city of Lawrence, KS).


Dr. Möller and his students use geochronology and thermobarometry to study the history of ancient mountain belts, and the source regions and deposition ages of sediments. Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=PCgPcVsAAAAJ&hl=en

Research interests:

  • Geochronology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Chronostratigraphy
  • Isotope Geochemistry


I teach introductory geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochronology, several lab-based graduate level classes for the laser-ablation ICP-MS laboratory I direct, and independent studies for undergraduate research. I co-teach the geochemistry and tectonics seminar and the KU Geology Field Camp.

Teaching interests:

  • Petrology
  • Geochronology
  • The Way the Earth Works
  • Earth History
  • Field Camp

Selected Publications

Moeller, A. (2019). Moeller, Andreas. Chronostratigraphy and Terrestrial Palaeoclimatology of Berriasian-Hauterivian Strata of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA. Cretaceous Climate Events and Short-Term Sea-Level Changes (eds.: M. Wagreich, M. B. Hart, B. Sames and I. O. Yilmaz). Geological Society London Special Publications.
Moeller, A. (2007). Zircon behaviour and the thermal histories of mountain chains. Elements - Volume 3. https://doi.org/10.2113/gselements.3.1.25.

Selected Presentations

A new approach to date paleosols in terrestrial strata: a case study using U-Pb zircon ages for the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation of eastern Utah - GSA Annual Meeting. Location: Baltimore, USA. (11-01-2015).
A major Proterozoic terrane boundary in North America: combined O2 - Lu/Hf - U/Pb analyses on magmatic zircon - GSA Annual Meeting. Location: Seattle, WA (USA). (10-22-2017).


Dr. Möller is Associate Editor for MINERALOGY and PETROLOGY, he has been providing peer-reviews for more than 20 scientific journals and more than 10 different funding and scholarship agencies.