Dr Sebastian Kreutzer State examination for teaching, University of Bayreuth, 2008; Diplom Geography, University of Bayreuth, 2009; Dr. rer. nat., University of Bayreuth, 2013


I am a trained geographer working in the field of geochronology and Data Science. I spent my undergraduates at the University of Bayreuth (Germany), where I obtained degrees in geography and economics. I continued in Bayreuth and completed my PhD in natural sciences in 2013. For my first postdoc, I moved at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen (Germany), before I joined the luminescence group at the IRAMAT-CRP2A (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France) in 2014. I arrived at Aberystwyth University on the first day of 2020 to start my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. 

With a strong background in geography and geomorphology, my research aims at the recognition of rapid environmental changes and their impact on ancient and modern societies. To temporally constrain events and phases, I apply luminescence dating techniques, which I try to push beyond accepted limits by developing new approaches and methods. More recently, my focus shifted towards data science in geoscience context of analysing and modelling of chronological data. 

At Aberystwyth University, my research will be dedicated to chronological reference datasets and sites to improve the accuracy and precision of luminescence-based chronologies. 


Murari, MK, Kreutzer, S, King, G, Frouin, M, Tsukamoto, S, Schmidt, C, Lauer, T, Klasen, N, Richter, D, Friedrich, J, Mercier, N & Fuchs, M 2021, 'Infrared radiofluorescence (IR-RF) dating: A review', Quaternary Geochronology, vol. 64, 101155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101155
Pagonis, V, Schmidt, C & Kreutzer, S 2021, 'Simulating feldspar luminescence phenomena using R', Journal of Luminescence, vol. 235, 117999. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2021.117999
Kreutzer, S, Valladas, H, Texier, P-J, Moineau, V, Mologni, C & Mercier, N 2021, 'The Mousterian loess sequence La Combette (France) and its chronological framework: A re-investigation', Comptes Rendus Palevol, vol. 20, no. 14, pp. 225-252. https://doi.org/10.5852/cr-palevol2021v20a14
Bosq, M, Kreutzer, S, Bertran, P, Degeai, J, Dugas, P, Kadereit, A, Lanos, P, Moine, O, Pfaffner, N, Queffelec, A & Sauer, D 2020, 'Chronostratigraphy of two Late Pleistocene loess-palaeosol sequences in the Rhône Valley (southeast France)', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 245, 106473, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106473
Heydari, M, Guérin, G, Kreutzer, S, Jamet, G, Kharazian, MA, Hashemi, M, Nasab, HV & Berillon, G 2020, 'Do Bayesian methods lead to more precise chronologies? ‘BayLum’ and a first OSL-based chronology for the Palaeolithic open-air site of Mirak (Iran)', Quaternary Geochronology, vol. 59, 101082. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2020.101082
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