News

 
28.10.2014
Published Jop's paper in Marine and Petroleum Geology.
 
30.09.2014
Jops paper "BIB-SEM characterization of pore space morphology and distribution in postmature to overmature samples from the Haynesville and Bossier Shales" has been accepted for publication in Marine and Petroleum Geology. Congratulations!
 
04.09.2014
The talk by David Fernandez-Blanco (initially scheduled for today) will be postponed to tomorrow (Friday, the 5th) 1:15 pm.

The talk will still take place in room 408, Lochnerstr. 4-20; sorry for any inconvenience and looking forward to seeing you there!
 
29.08.2014

Next Thursday, Sept. 4th, David Fernandez-Blanco (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam / ETH Zurich) will give a talk in our seminar, titled:

Tectonic motions and their geodynamic drivers: The need for an integrative large-scale perspective

We will convene at 13:15 in room 408, Lochnerstr. 4-20.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

 
19.08.2014
Guillaume's paper 'Nanometer-scale pore fluid distribution and drying damage in preserved
clay cores from Belgian clay formations inferred by BIB-cryo-SEM' is now published in Engineering Geology. Congratulations!
 
18.08.2014
Bens' paper "Microstructural evolution of an incipient fault zone in Opalinus Clay: Insights from an optical and electron microscopic study of ion-beam polished samples from the Main Fault in the Mt-Terri Underground Research Laboratory" is available online. Click here.
 
30.07.2014
Max' paper "Changes in fluid pathways in a calcite vein mesh (Natih Formation, Oman Mountains): insights from stable isotopes" is available online. Click here.
 
18.07.2014
We kindly invite you to our Seminar next Monday (21st of July) at 2pm. Professor Manish A. Mamtani (Department of Geology & Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India) will give a talk on 'The role of mica in fabric evolution of quartz in micaceous quartzite - results from AMS and EBSD analysis'; at our institute of Structural geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics (Lochnerstr. 4-20) in Room 408.
 
17.07.2014
Today at 12 Ben will give a seminar talk about 'News on micron shear-zone' everybody is welcome to join (the talk will take place in room 416 - Lochnerstraße 4-20, 4th floor).
 
16.07.2014
Now available online: A compilation of all Endo Youtube Project videos 2014 Enjoy!
 
06.07.2014
This Wednesday (9.7.2014) Prof. Dr. Christian Hübscher (Institute for Geophysics, Center for Marine and Climate Research, University of Hamburg) will give a talk entitled Initial deformation of a salt giant - lessons learned from the Levant Basin. Everyone interested is kindly invited to join.
Begin 11.00 a.m., room 408, Lochnerstraße 4-20
 
03.07.2014
Tomorrow (04.07.2014) there is the Geotag at SuperC (RWTH Aachen)!
 
30.06.2014
We kindly invite you to this Wednesday's (2nd July, 2014) seminar talk by Chris Spiers from Utrecht University (Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences) on "Pulp friction: How water weakens and destabilizes faults in the seismogenic zone" at 9:15 am at our institute in Lochnerstraße 4-20 (room 408, 4th floor).
 
12.05.2014
This Thursday (May 15, 10 am) Dr. Holger Ott (Shell E&P) gives his lecture on "Aspects of CO2-brine displacement in sandstone and carbonate rocks". Staff and students are welcome to attend. See the flyer for further information.
 
01.05.2014
Max paper "Changes in fluid pathways in a calcite vein mesh (Natih Formation, Oman Mountains): Insights from stable isotopes" has been accepted for publication in Geofluids. Download a preprint here.
 
26.03.2014
This Thursday (27th of March, 2014) Elisabete Pedrosa from University of Münster will give a talk in our lunch seminar (room 408, 4th floor) at 12h. The topic will be:
Porosity generation and evolution during mineral replacement reactions.
Everybody is welcome to join!
 
16.12.2013
Susanne's first paper on the porosity in Boom Clay is now published in 'The Netherlands Journal of Geosciences'.
 
02.12.2013
Simon's paper on the modelling of fracture vein interaction, is now available online, as open access in JGR: Solid Earth. Congratulations!
 
18.11.2013
Maartje's second paper 'A comparative study of representative 2D microstructures in Shaly and Sandy facies of Opalinus Clay (Mont Terri, Switzerland), inferred form BIB-SEM and MIP methods' has now been published in 'Marine and Petroleum Geology'!
 
14.10.2013
Congratulations Alex with the Heitfeld Prize for excellent MSc thesis!!!
 
29.09.2013
Simon's paper on DEM simulation of fracturing in heterogeneous media is now in press in JGR! Click here for a preprint!
 
29.09.2013
Susanne's paper on BIB-SEM of the porosity in Boom Clay is now in press in NJG! Click here for a preprint!
 
29.09.2013
Sohrab's paper on 3D morphology of clay gouge in sandbox experiments has been resubmitted to JSG. Click here soon for a preprint!
 
29.09.2013
Max's manuscript on fluid flow systems in Omani carbonates is in review by Geofluids. Come back soon for more information.
 
23.09.2013
We are proud to announce that the nex DRT conference (Deformation mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics) will be hosted at our university in 2015. The decision has been made during the DRT general assembly last Tuesday at the last DRT conference hosted by KU Leuven (Belgium). We look forward to continue the successful series started in 1976 by Henk Zwart in Leiden (The Netherlands). In honour of Henk Zwart, who passed away in late 2012, the first "Henk Zwart medal" was awarded to Prof. Paul Williams (University of New Brunswick) at the DRT in Leuven.
 
02.09.2013
'Sichtung und Bewertung der Standortdaten Gorleben', published "vorläufige Sicherheitsanalyse für den Standort Gorleben".
 
02.08.2013
Next Monday (05.08.13) Martina Klinkenberg (FZ Jülich) will give a talk on her micro structural studies on deformation experiments with clay:
"Influence of carbonate microfabrics on the failure strength of claystones". Feel free to join the talk in room 408 (4th floor) at 12:00!
 
24.06.2013
This Friday (June 28, 3 pm) Prof. Dr. Sierd Cloetingh gives his lecture on "Sedimentary Basins and Continental Topography: An Integrated Approach". Staff and students are welcome to attend. See the flyer for further information.
 
21.06.2013
 
31.05.2013
The paper 'Numerical investigation of the interplay between wall geometry and friction in granular fault gouge' is now published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth; congratulations!
 
28.05.2013
We are glad to announce a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Sierd Cloetingh, June 28 2013, 3 pm. Please see the flyer for further information.
 
13.05.2013
Steffen's paper 'Fracture patterns in nonplane strain boudinage—insights from 3-D discrete element models' has now been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Congratulations!
 
15.04.2013
This Friday (April 19th, 2013) Frank Wendler (KIT) will give a talk about Phase-Field modeling of Polycrystal Growth in Fractures. Room 408, 13:30, Haus A, Lochnerstraße 4-20. Flyer: here!
 
03.04.2013
Susan's and Jop's paper 'Application of BIB–SEM technology to characterize macropore morphology in coal', published in International Journal of Coal Geology, is is now available online.
 
26.03.2013
Maartje'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'. Congratulations!
 
26.03.2013
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)' is now published in Computational Geosciences. Congratulations!
 
26.03.2013
Guillaume'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'. Congratulations!
 
18.03.2013
Next Wednesday (27.03.2013) Susanne Buiter will give a talk on "Analysing Wilson Cycle plate margins" Hereby we would like to invite you to the talk held at 14:00 in room 408 (Lochnerstrasse 4-20, 'Haus A'). Susanne Buiter has been  elected as the president of the EGU Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology.
 
08.03.2013
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!
 
06.03.2013
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!
 
27.02.2013
Dr. Steffen Abe is leaving our team by end of February. Today during our weekly seminar he gives an overview on the "discrete element modeling" he has been doing the last 6 years in Aachen. Please join us at 12:30 room 408.
 
19.02.2013
Susan Giffin's (EMR/LEK - RWTH Aachen) paper 'Application of BIB-SEM technology to characterize macropore morphology in coal', with Jop being Co-author, has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Coal Geology. Congratulations!
 
11.02.2013
The Paper by Steffen and Michael on 3D modelling of boudinage has been accepted for publication in JGR! Download the preprint here!
 
05.02.2013
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
 
30.01.2013
Today, 12:30, 4th floor Lochnerstraße 4-20 (room 412), Andrea will give a Seminar talk on 'DEM boudinage'. Everybody is warmly invited!
 
11.01.2013
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').
 
13.12.2012
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
 
07.12.2012

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!

 
06.12.2012

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.

 
07.11.2012
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.
 
04.11.2012
Congratulations Michael for winning this year's Heitfeld prize for excellent MSc Theses!
 
23.10.2012
Get more updates and news on our Facebook page! We have now more than 1000 followers on Facebook and more than 500 followers on Twitter from all over the world! Our videos on Youtube (the channel is shared with our colleagues from Neotectonics and Geohazards) have been watched now more than 130,000 times. This is amazing! Thanks for all of your support!
 
12.09.2012
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.
 
10.09.2012
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.
 
20.08.2012
This Wednesday (22nd of August), Jan Norbisrath (univeristy of Miami) will give a talk at 13:00, room 4.08, Lochnerstrasse 4-20.
 
07.08.2012
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!
 
05.07.2012
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.
 
28.06.2012
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.
 
25.06.2012
This Friday - June 29th, 12am @ Lecture room 408 - Prof. Paul Bons (Tübingen University) will give a talk titled: "Hydrothermal fluid flow and exhumation". Faculty members and students are cordially invited. Bring your own lunch!
 
07.05.2012
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.
 
20.04.2012
Great news! Adam the baby boy of our team mates Andrea and Zoltan was born last Wednesday! Congratulations!
 
09.03.2012
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.
 
07.03.2012
Arnd Wilhelms (SVP Petroleum Technology, Statoil) will give a talk tomorrow at 10:30, Lochnerstrasse, Haus B, room 1.09
 
21.02.2012
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.
 
14.02.2012
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.
 
08.02.2012
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.
 
06.02.2012
We have updated our section on this year's EGU general assembly in Vienna. Have a look!
 
24.01.2012
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.
 
20.01.2012
The 2 days short course on 'geologic trapping of buoyant fluids' at our institute - will now happen from February 20th-21st.
 
10.01.2012
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.
 
15.12.2011
Finally published in 'the Virtual Explorer': Paper on 'The role of fluid-inclusion composition on dynamic recrystallization in experimentally deformed quartz single crystals' with Joyce being co-author. Please download a pre-print here.
 
14.12.2011
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.
 
13.12.2011

This week, the 15th of December Jochen Hürtgen & Andreas Rudersdorf will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of the talk will be: The Padul-Nigüelas Fault Zone - New evidence from the Granada Basin. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
06.12.2011

This week, the 8th of December Ben Laurich will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of the talk will be: Porosity and micro-fabric in faulted Opalinus Clay. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
05.12.2011
Theodor-Berchem-Preis des DAAD erstmalig vergeben an Prof. Burkard Rauhut (GUtech, Oman)! Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
 
28.11.2011

This week, the 1st of December Dr. Neta Wechsler (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of the talk will be: Historical- and paleo-seismicity of the Dead Sea Transform. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
23.11.2011
 
23.11.2011

This week, the 24th of November Andrea Komoroczi will give a NUGGED seminar. Topic of the talk is coupled brittle-ductile deformation. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
17.11.2011
Joyce Schmatz and Ben Laurich received the award of the Professor Dr. Karl-Heinrich Heitfeld-Stiftung for outstanding PhD- and MSc-thesis, respectively. Read the news release here.
 
08.11.2011

This week, the 10th of November Shiyuan Li will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of the talk is: A new method to evaluate salt rheology during long-term creep. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
07.11.2011
EGU 2012: 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
 
03.11.2011
Abstract submission for EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2012 open now!
There will be a very interesting session on 'Salt and Evaporites – Tectonics, Mechanics and Rheology' (TS3.2) organized by Frank Strozyk, Steffi Burchadt, Heijn W. van Gent and Janos L. Urai.
 
03.11.2011
EGU 2012: 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
 
30.10.2011
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!
 
25.10.2011
We uploaded some pictures of the short course: Structure, permeability and fluid flow at depth in the Earth's crust, given by Prof. Stephen Cox.
To view the gallery klick here!
 
 
25.10.2011
A pdf 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!
 
19.10.2011

This week, the 20th of October Joyce Schmatz will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of the talk is - A new technique for in-situ measurement of capillary contact angles in reservoir rocks: an outlook. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
14.10.2011

Today Alistair McCay from the University of Strathclyde will give a talk about Enhanced fracture connectivity in fault zones. Everybody is kindly invited to join us at 2pm in Room 408

 
05.10.2011
We welcome our new students! This Friday people of our staff (Simon, Max, Ben, Patrick, Tobias and Marius) will guide short field trips to introduce the geology of Aachen and it's surroundings.
 
23.09.2011
We uploaded some pictures of the Geology Excursion guided by Simon and Max for the 2011 Foundation year graduates from GUtech, Muscat. See them on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/GUtechGeolExcursion2011. Thanks to Lena Virgo and Stefani German.
 
19.09.2011
Upcoming 3-day short course "Structure, permeability and fluid flow at depth in the Earth's crust". October 11th - 13th. Lecturer is Professor Stephen Cox (ANU). More information: http://bit.ly/Cox11Shortcourse.
MSc-students, PhD-students and PostDocs are welcome to apply!
 
15.09.2011
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!
 
07.09.2011
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 (Sept-Oct 2011)!
 
25.08.2011

Upcoming 2 days short course on "geologic trapping of buoyant fluids" at our institute the 13th-14th of October, held by Peter Vrolijk and Franco Corona from ExxonMobil. No tuition fees for Master-students, PhD-students & Post Docs. More information at here.

 
23.08.2011

This week, the 25th of August Raphaela Schauerte will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of the talk is - Attisch-Metamorpher Gürtel und Geologie von Athen. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
15.08.2011
There is as well a new paper on 'The role of fluid-inclusion composition on dynamic recrystallization in experimentally deformed quartz single crystals' by Ineke Dijkstra with Joyce being co-author, right now in 'dynamic review' in Journal of the Virtual Explorer.
 
28.07.2011

Next week the 28th of July Koen van Noten (KU Leuven) will give a NUGGED seminar. Title of Koen's talk is - Analysing the Rursee quartz veins: a unique insight into the early Variscan tectonic inversion. 12 o'clock, room 4.08, 4th floor, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
20.07.2011
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!
 
20.07.2011
Online: Michael Kettermann's BSc. Thesis: "The analogue modeling of boudins" @ http://rwth.de/go/7st
 
08.07.2011
We uploaded some photos of the Geotag 2011.
 
04.07.2011
Susanne's first report on the porosity in Boom Clay is now available online.
 
04.07.2011
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.
 
04.07.2011
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). Congratulations!
 
24.06.2011
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.
 
17.06.2011
Riccardo Klinger (FU Berlin) 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.
 
17.06.2011
The program for the Geotag is online!
 
16.06.2011
The June 16th NUGGED Seminar by   Monika Mac, PhD student at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)  is on "Ion Beam tomography of concrete nano-microstructure: new perspectives on durability studies of construction materials".
 
15.06.2011
Today is the LAST DAY to submit your pictures to the Geotag 2011 photo competition!
 
10.06.2011
 
09.06.2011

Joyce' paper on the interaction of migrating grain boundaries and fluid inclusions is published in Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology.

 
27.05.2011
We have a PhD-position available in our cryo-SEM nano-porosity group (application deadline: June 15th).
 
27.05.2011
We posted some pictures of our latest fieldwork in Utah, together with the NUG.
 
26.05.2011
We published on the structure and evolution of a Rocksalt-Mudrock-Tectonite from the Haselgebirge in the Northern Calcareous Alps.
 
26.05.2011
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 für Details.
 
25.05.2011
Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir Herrn Prof. Dr. emer. Roland Walter (Geologisches Institut) und Frau Dr. Veronika Deffner (Kulturgeographie) für Keynotes auf dem Geotag 2011 gewinnen konnten.
 
24.05.2011

Who is going to join our NUGGED running team at the Lousberglauf 2011? 5555m, July-6th. Write us a message on Facebook! The next registration opens tomorrow (Wednesday) May-25th at 7pm CET.

 
23.05.2011
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.
 
20.05.2011
The lecture hall 314 has been equipped with an Eduroam access point as well. Check it out! If you don't know how to use it, have a look here: http://bit.ly/EduroamRWTH
 
11.05.2011

Tomorrow in the NUGGED Seminar series: Nicole Höbig - Terrestrial archives in Western Europe (Spain, France, Potugal): Late Pleistocene/Holocene paleoclimatic variations. May 12th 2011, room 4.12. 4th floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
04.05.2011

Tomorrow in the NUGGED Seminar series: Benjamin Koster - Tsunamigenic deposits in the Mediterranean - sedimentological and geophysical investigations in different accumulation environments. May 5th 2011, room 3.14. 3rd floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
29.04.2011
Die Geotag2011-Webseite ist online!
 
29.04.2011
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!
 
26.04.2011
The BSc-theses of Alexander Raith (thesis), Patrick Wüstefeld (thesis) and Sebastian Thronberens (thesis), all dealing with high detail observations of crack-seal networks in Oman, using stereophotography and gigapixel panoramas, are now online at the RWTH Library!
 
21.04.2011
Todays seminar in room 4.08!!!
Sohrab Noorsalehi-Garakani - Clay smear in normal faults 4th floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.
 
20.04.2011

Tomorrow in the NUGGED Seminar series: Sohrab Noorsalehi-Garakani - Clay smear in normal faults. April 21st 2011, room 3.14. 3rd floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
13.04.2011

Tomorrow in the NUGGED Seminar series: Frank Strozyk - Parameterization of the Zechstein 3 stringer structure on- and offshore northern Netherlands. April 14th 2011, room 3.14. 3rd floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
 
12.04.2011
Jochen Kolb (Danish Geological Survey, GEUS, Kopenhagen) will give a lecture on "Orogenic gold mineralization in southern West and South-West Greenland: a synthesis and discussion of a comprehensive genetic model" at the Geological Institute Aachen, Wuellnerstrasse 2, room 318, next Friday (15.04.) at 14:00h
 
02.04.2011
Visit our talks and poster presentations at the EGU this week!
 
30.03.2011

Tomorrow in the NUGGED Seminar series: Dr Dion Weatherley (Univesity of Queensland, Australia) - Miscellaneous investigations on rock mechanics using the Discrete Element Method. March 31st 2011, room 4.16. 4th floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
28.03.2011
Marc Hollands MSc mapping report and analogue modeling thesis, both on the dynamics of  fault zones near the Kilauea caldera on Hawaii are available on the RWTH Library server.
 
24.03.2011
 
17.03.2011
We welcome Kim-Roya, Felix, Marius and Andi as new members to our team!
 
16.03.2011
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.
 
11.03.2011
Marc's paper on 4D evolution of dilatant fault networks using cohesive modeling material is now online at Earth and Planetary Science Letters. We have uploaded a number of related videos to our YouTube Channel, including a true 3D representation of a fault zone.
 
09.03.2011

Tomorrow in the NUGGED Seminar series: Max Arndt Modeling Mineral Vein Dynamics. March 10th 2011, room 4.12. 4th floor, 12 o'clock, Lochnerstraße 4-20, Haus A, Aachen.

 
08.03.2011
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.
 
01.03.2011
Check out the presentation on 'Salt Dynamics and Internal Dynamics of Salt Structures' on AAPG Search and Discovery. (Due to technical difficulties we cannot directly link to the presentation from here, either click on the link provided on this page, or click on the link above and search for "Urai")
 
01.03.2011
Have a look at our latest Teaching Movie: Pull Apart Basins on our YouTube Channel.
 
24.02.2011

We published on the 3D seismic geomorphology & sedimentology of the Chalk Group, Danish North Sea in the Journal of the Geological Society

 
22.02.2011
Find an overview of all our contributions to EGU 2011 here.
 
22.02.2011
The paper of Steffen and Karen Mair on simulated fault gouge evolution is online at Pure and Applied Geophysics
 
02.02.2011
Heijn' Msc-thesis is now available on the webserver of the RWTH library! Download the pdf here.
 
01.02.2011
Joyce' PhD-thesis is now available on the webserver of the RWTH library! Download the pdf here.
 
28.01.2011

January 31st, 1Live Radio did a short radio interview with Max Arndt, about life and work in Al Hamra! Listen to it here!

 
27.01.2011
We uploaded a number of new DEM movies to our YouTube channel. These movies show the development of open fractures in numerical models, and include Stephan Tulkens' work on crack detection.
 
13.01.2011
We submitted a paper on the role of fluid‐inclusion composition on dynamic recrystallization in quartz to the JVE. Download a copy here.
 
03.01.2011
Joyce' paper on fluid inclusions in naturally deformed quartz from the Hunsrück Slate is available online in the Journal of Structural Geology.
 
22.12.2010
Sohrab Noorsalehi-Garakani and Heijn van Gent recieved the Heitfeldpreis 2010 for their outstanding Diplom and Dr- thesi, respectivly.
 
21.12.2010
Joyce' paper on Clay smear is published in the Journal of Structural Geology!
 
20.12.2010
Joyce has succesfully defended her thesis! (picture on Facebook)
 
24.11.2010
The papers of Marc on vein networks in Oman and Heijn on models of dilatant faulting using cohesive powders are now published in JSG
 
09.11.2010
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
 
04.11.2010
Werner Kraus recieved the Renè Lanooy Förderpreis-Medaille, Congratualtions!
 
 
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