Thomas Martin

Portrait Thomas Martin
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born in 1960 in Darmstadt, is a German paleontologist and vice-president of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft. He studied geology and paleontology in Mainz and Tübingen, and completed his doctorate in 1991 in Bonn with a thesis on the enamel microstructure of fossil rodents. From 1992 to 1993 he was a postdoctoral researcher in Montpellier, and subsequently qualified as a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. After a series of research stays in the US, Martin was appointed at the chair of paleontology at Bonn University.