Laura M. Otter

PhD in biomineralization and geochemistry
Postdoctoral Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: 02 6125 2069

Areas of expertise

  • Geochemistry 0402
  • Marine Geoscience 040305
  • Mineralogy And Crystallography 040306
  • Evolutionary Impacts Of Climate Change 060306
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials 091202
  • Aquaculture 070401
  • Biomaterials 400302

Research interests

I use a range of novel and traditional micro to nanoanalytical techniques to solve problems related to biomineralization processes of e.g. mollusk shells and pearls. My research is interdisciplinary and brings together aspects from aquaculture, biology, geochemistry, gemmology, and material sciences.

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April 2020: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Macquarie University, Australia

July 2015: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University and Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany

September 2012: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany


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