This Friday (April 19th, 2013) Frank Wendler
) will give a talk about Phase-Field modeling of Polycrystal Growth in Fractures
. Room 408, 13:30, Haus A, Lochnerstraße 4-20. Flyer: here!
's paper on 'Pore morphology and distribution in the Shaly facies of Opalinus Clay (Mont Terri, Switzerland): Insights from representative 2D BIB–SEM investigations on mm to nm scale' is now published in 'Applied Clay Sciences
's paper 'Meshless numerical modeling of brittle–viscous deformation: first results on boudinage and hydrofracturing using a coupling of discrete element method (DEM) and smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)' is now published in Computational Geosciences
's paper 'Argon broad ion beam tomography in a cryogenic scanning electron microscope: a novel tool for the investigation of representative microstructures in sedimentary rocks containing pore fluid' is now published in 'Journal of Microscopy
We are currently seeking a motivated Master student to investigate and characterize the pore space in Ypresian Clay samples, using BIB cross-sectioning and SEM imaging methods! The advertisement
of the project can as well be found here
Todays Seminar held by Jop
on "Permeability estimates based on 2D pore size distributions obtained by BIB-SEM in shales" will take place at 12h00 in Room 408.
Everybody is kindly invited!
The Paper by Steffen and Michael on 3D modelling of boudinage has been accepted for publication in JGR! Download the preprint here!
Tomorrow (06.02.2013) Prokop Zavada invites for a seminar discussion on his preliminary results on the "impact of solid second phases on deformation mechanisms of naturally deformed rock salt (Kuh-e-Namak, Dashti, Iran)" at our Institute (Lochnerstraße 4-20, room 408) at 12:30
Today, 12:30, 4th floor Lochnerstraße 4-20 (room 412), Andrea
will give a Seminar talk on 'DEM boudinage'. Everybody is warmly invited!
Next Tuesday (15th of January) Prof. Dr. Martyn R. Drury (from Utrecht University) will give a talk on the "Structure, Strenght and Anisotropy of Lithosphere Shear Zones." Hereby we would like to invite you to the talk held at 13:30 in room 4.08 (Lochnerstrasse 4-20, 'Haus A').
Next Monday, Dec. 17th 2012, Dr. Prokop Zavada will give a 30 min. presentation on the "Structural framework of the Iranian salt glaciers". Faculty members and students are cordially invited!
13:30-14:00, Room 408, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, Haus A
Simon's, Max's and Zoe's paper on the "Development of fault and vein networks in a carbonate sequence near Hayl al Shaz, Oman Mountains" is in press (GeoArabia). Download a preprint here!
Andrea's paper "Meshless Numerical Modeling of Brittle-Viscous Deformation: First Results on Boudinage and Hydrofracturing Using a Coupling of Discrete Element Method (DEM) and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)" has been accepted for publication in Computational Geosciences.
Next Friday, 09.11.2012, Dr. Sam Haines will give a 20 min talk about his JSG paper on "Mineral transformations in clay gouge". Faculty members and students are cordially invited.
12:45 - 13:30, Room 4.08, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, Haus A.
for winning this year's Heitfeld prize for excellent MSc Theses
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Next Monday (September 17th) at 14:30h Prof. Stephan Matthai (Montan University of Leoben) will give a talk entitled
"What field-data based numerical simulations can teach us about fluid flow in Naturally Fractured Hydrocarbon Reservoirs"
at GED Room 4.08 (Lochnerstrasse 4-20, haus A).
Everybody interested is kindly invited.
Today (September 10, 2012) Dr. Stanislav Burliga will give a talk about the "Interpretation of microstructures from bedded salt in SW-Poland". 3pm. Lecture room 408. Lochnerstraße 4-20. Building A.
This Wednesday (22nd of August), Jan Norbisrath (univeristy of Miami) will give a talk at 13:00, room 4.08, Lochnerstrasse 4-20.
Jop's manuscript on the nanoporosity of Posidonia Shale has been accepted!! Congratulations Jop! The paper is available online
in the Journal of Coal Geology!
Dr. Joachim Amthor will give a talk (today, 15:00, Room Be 318, Wulnerstrasse 2). Title of the talk will be: Deposition and diagenesis of a chert reservoir at the Precambrian/Cambrian boundary, Sultanate of Oman.
Today, June 28th, Prof. Dr. Eric van Oort will give a talk on Elimination of lost circulation through active wellbore strengthening. 12:30 - 13:30, Room 4.08, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, Haus A.
This Friday - June 29th, 12am @ Lecture room 408
- Prof. Paul Bons
) will give a talk titled: "Hydrothermal fluid flow and exhumation
". Faculty members and students are cordially invited. Bring your own lunch!
Shiyuan's Paper 'A method to evaluate long-term rheology of Zechstein salt in the Tertiary' is now published in the book 'Mechanical Behavior of Salt VII' by Berest, Ghoreychi, Hadj-Hassen & Tijani.
Great news! Adam the baby boy of our team mates Andrea
was born last Wednesday! Congratulations!
Prof. Gioacchino Viggiani (Laboratoire 3SR
) will give a talk March 16th, 9:30, room 4.08, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, haus A. Topic of the talk will be: Advanced laboratory experimental techniques for measuring deformation of clays at the micro and macro scale.
Arnd Wilhelms (SVP Petroleum Technology, Statoil) will give a talk tomorrow at 10:30, Lochnerstrasse, Haus B, room 1.09
This week, the 23rd of February Andre Vollmert
will give a NUGGED seminar
. Title of the talk will be: 'Floating university' MSM 20-1 from Cape Town to Walvis Bay on research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
This week, the 16th of February Steffen Abe
will give a NUGGED seminar
. Title of the talk will be: 3D DEM Models of boudinage - strain ratios and fracture patterns. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
This week, the 9th of February Sofie Nollet
will give a NUGGED seminar
. Title of the talk will be: Importance of fault zone geometry in hydrocabon exploration & production
. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstrasse 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
This week, the 26th of January Francesco Dati will give a NUGGED seminar
. Title of the talk will be: Mode and timing of fractured network development in poly-deformed carbonate reservoir analogues, Mt. Chianello (southern Italy). 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
This week, the 12th of January Andreas Rudersdorf will give a NUGGED seminar
. Title of the talk will be: Remote sensing and geophysics in arid areas - Gaxun Nur Basin, Inner Mongolia (China). First results. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
Germany's Federal President Christian Wulff
has visited the construction site of Gutech
's new Campus at Halban near Muscat, Oman. Have a look at a public Facebook Gallery
And there is a third session hosted by one of our group members: "TS9.3/GD8.8 - Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulations in geoscience - Methods and Applications
". Convener: Steffen Abe
(Aachen, Germany), Dion Weatherley (Queensland, Australia) and Einat Aharonov (Jerusalem, Israel). Shortlink: http://bit.ly/EGU-DEM
: We also would like to drag your attention to session "Faults, fractures and fluid flow"
. Please consider your abstract submission! The session is organized by Nicola De Paola (Durham), Irfan Ghani (Mainz) , Daniel Koehn (Glasgow) , Max Arndt
(Aachen) , Fabrizio Balsamo (Parma).
You are kindly asked to re-share this announcement! Shortlink: http://bit.ly/EGU-Faults-Fracture-Fluidflow
We are currently
seeking motivated students to fill in vacancies for MSc. and BSc. projects in various fields of our research. Have a look here
of Heijn's talk last week at PGK
on 'The dynamics of the Dutch subsurface: Paleostress and the internal geometry of the Zechstein' is now available online!
We welcome our new students! This Friday people of our staff (Simon
) will guide short field trips to introduce the geology of Aachen and it's surroundings.
The upcoming 2 days short course on 'geologic trapping of buoyant fluids' at our institute - planned for the 13th-14th of October - has to be postponed! New dates will be announced as soon as they are known!
We welcome this year's batch of GUtech's
2nd year students (applied geosciences
) for their two weeks laboratory course at your university! See also GUtech's last flyer
We are more than happy to announce that Prof. Stephen Cox
from the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES
) at the Australian National University (ANU
) in Canberra will spend a six month sabbatical with us. Stephen plans to start in early August. He'll be working on the FRACs
-project and veins in general. Welcome Stephen!
's first report on the porosity in Boom Clay is now available online
We congratulate our students Alexander Raith
, Patrick Wüstefeld and Sebastian Thronberens for receiving the 1st poster price of the 2011 Geotag
at RWTH-Aachen. They presented a poster on their BSc thesis with the title "How to take an outcrop home?
". Have a look at their theses here
During the annual general assembly of the VAG
Alexander and Patrick were honored for their outstanding BSc. graduate during the VAG's annual general assembly last Friday.
What a successful Geotag for our research group this year! Michael Kettermann
has won the second poster price at the Geotag 2011
with the title "Interaction between joints and normal faults in a graben setting - a field study at Canyonlands National Park, Utah/USA"
Our Hiwis Jochen Hürtgen
and Andy Rudersdorf
complete the range of awardees by receiving the third poster price (Neotectonic activity of the Granada Basin – new evidence from the Padul-Nigüelas Fault Zone
Next Monday, June 27th, Eva de Boever (RPR) will give the talk: Approach for the quantification and prediction of 3D pore network evolution in carbonates. Start at 16:00h, in Raum 318 Wullnerstrasse 2, Aachen.
) will give a talk at our institute on Friday, June-17 at 10:30 am. Title of his talk is: "Share your desk! Knowledge distribution and presentation in a post-GIS environment
". All NUGGED
staff members and interested students are welcome.
The program for the Geotag
The June 16th Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(Barcelona, Spain) is on "Ion Beam tomography of concrete nano-microstructure: new perspectives on durability studies of construction materials".
Monika Mac, PhD student at
Today is the LAST DAY
to submit your pictures to the Geotag 2011
We have a PhD-position available
in our cryo-SEM nano-porosity group (application deadline: June 15th).
on the structure and evolution of a Rocksalt-Mudrock-Tectonite from the Haselgebirge in the Northern Calcareous Alps.
Wir haben die ersten Fotowettbewerbsbeiträge erhalten, schau sie Dir mal an! Die deadline für Deinen Beitrag ist der 15. Juni. Die Anmeldung über Campus is jetzt auch geöffnet. Siehe hier
We've published some pictures of the "Tectonics for beginners
" excursion to Comblain-au-Pont
, Belgium on our Facebook profile
. Images are a courtesy by our student Kim Nokar. If you have further images, please contact us via Facebook.
Terrestrial archives in Western Europe (Spain, France, Potugal): Late Pleistocene/Holocene paleoclimatic variations
Tsunamigenic deposits in the Mediterranean - sedimentological and geophysical investigations in different accumulation environments
The website hosting information about the excursion "Tektonik für Anfänger
" (tectonics for beginners) is online!
Participating students should have received a confirmation mail. Please pay your exkursion dues soon!
Todays seminar in room 4.08!!!
Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
Frank Strozyk - Parameterization of the Zechstein 3 stringer structure on- and offshore northern Netherlands
Jochen Kolb (Danish Geological Survey, GEUS, Kopenhagen) will give a lecture on "Orogenic gold mineralization in southern West and South-West Greenland: a
Visit our talks and poster presentations
at the EGU this week!
Dr Dion Weatherley (Univesity of Queensland, Australia) - Miscellaneous investigations on rock mechanics using the Discrete Element Method
We welcome Kim-Roya, Felix, Marius and Andi as new members to our team!
Tomorrow in the NugGed seminar series
: Simon Virgo
- The role of veins as mechanical anisotropies in rocks and their influence to fracturing: scenes from a crack seal vein network. March 17th 2011, room 4.12 4th floor, 12 o' clock, Lochnestraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
We are looking for a BSc-student at the RWTH who wants to study shear zones in analogue models for his or her BSc-Thesis, using several different materials. See here
for more information.
Find an overview of all our contributions to EGU 2011 here
' Msc-thesis is now available on the webserver of the RWTH library! Download the pdf here.
' PhD-thesis is now available on the webserver of the RWTH library! Download the pdf here
January 31st, 1Live Radio did a short radio interview with Max Arndt, about life and work in Al Hamra! Listen to it here!
We submitted a paper on the role of fluid‐inclusion composition on dynamic recrystallization in quartz to the JVE
. Download a copy here
Joyce' paper on fluid inclusions in naturally deformed quartz from the Hunsrück Slate is available online in the Journal of Structural Geology
Download preprint of Frank's paper on 3D seismic study of complex intra-salt deformation, here
, and Shiyuan's paper on numerical modeling of displacment and deformation of embedded rock bodies in salt structures, here
. Both papers are accepted for publication in the Geological Society of London Special Publication on Salt
recieved the Renè Lanooy Förderpreis-Medaille, Congratualtions!