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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


PhD student

College: King's

Supervisor: Hasok Chang

Advisor: Anna Alexandrova

Thesis topic: How chemicals matter: the ontology of chemical substance

Research interests: philosophy of chemistry, general philosophy of science, feminist philosophy


Marabel Riesmeier, Jennifer Keute, Margaret-Ashley Veall, Daniel Borschneck, Alice Stevenson, Anna Garnett, Alice Williams, Maria Ragan, and Thibaut Deviese. "Recipes of Ancient Egyptian kohl more diverse than previously thought." Scientific Reports 12 (2022): 5932.

Thibaut Devièse, Margaret-Ashley Veall, Richard Allen, Marabel Riesmeier, Jamie Cameron, Dominique Bonjean, and Thomas Higham. "From photogrammetry to radiocarbon dating; investigating hafting adhesives on stone tools using a multi-analytical approach." Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2020): 102664.

Marabel Riesmeier, Marco Mattonai, Szu Shen Wong, Margaret-Ashley Veall, John Betts, Matthew Johnston, Erika Ribechini, and Thibaut Devièse. "Molecular profiling of Peru Balsam reveals active ingredients responsible for its pharmaceutical properties." Natural Product Research (2020): 1-6.

Marabel Riesmeier. "Application of Kuhn's theory of scientific revolution to the theory development of disruptive innovation." Journal of Business Chemistry, no. 2 (2020): 58-68.


Gates Cambridge Scholarship (2021-present)

Popper Prize for best performance on the MSc in Philosophy of Science, LSE (2020)

Graduate Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (2019-2020)

Best Paper Award in Advanced Innovation Management (2019)

Outstanding delegate both individually and as a team at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York (2018)

Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2014-2021)

Marabel Riesmeier

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