About me

During the summer 2015, I made the decision to start my own (manufacturer-independent) business as a consultant for microanalysis and electron microscopy. I have more than 10 years experience with EDS & WDS and I am looking forward to sharing some of my knowledge with you! 



Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jana Bergholtz (maiden name: Berlin)



since 11/2015 



Business Owner & Consultant

WDS & EDS Coaching


05/2010 - 05/2015



Application Scientist 

at a well-known EDS/WDS manufacturer company


11/2009 - 04/2010



Research Scientist (DAAD stipend for returning scientists)

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany


08/2003 - 08/2009







Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Dissertation: Mineralogy and bulk chemistry of chondrules and matrix in petrologic type 3 chondrites: Implications for early solar system processes.

Advisors: A.J. Brearley and R.H. Jones



01/2004 - 07/2006








Laboratory Assistant, Electron Microbeam Facility

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Operation of a JEOL 8200 electron microprobe and a JEOL 5800LV SEM including sample preparation, optimizing analytical conditions, conducting analyses, training new users, and assisting with the evaluation and interpretation of data

Lab Manager: M.N.Spilde


10/1997 - 06/2003






Diplom, Mineralogy

Free University, Berlin, Germany

Thesis: Mineralogical and petrographic examination of the chondritic breccia Rumuruti.

Advisors: D. Stöffler and J. Arndt


06/2002 - 08/2002






Summer Intern, Lunar and Planetary Institute & 
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, USA

Project: Phosphorus partitioning in planetary materials (high-pressure experiments)

Advisors: D. Xirouchakis, D.S. Draper and C.B. Agee


09/2000 - 09/2002






Teaching Assistant

Institute of Geological Sciences, FU Berlin, Germany

Classes: "Introduction to Mineralogy" and "Advanced Mineralogy",

Assistant curator FU Mineral Collection

Advisor: C.M. Wallfass


02/1999 - 06/2003








Research Assistant

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

Work on projects funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG): “Systematic study of Martian meteorites” and “Oxidation processes in the solar nebula and on parent asteroidal bodies: Mineralogical and petrographic study of Rumuruti chondrites”

Advisors: H. Schulze, C. Lingemann, J. Fritz, D.Stöffler 








Gymnasium Wittstock/Dosse, Germany

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