Ben Laurich

PhD student

Phone:
+49 241 80 98441
Office location:
414
Street:
Lochnerstraße 4-20
Email:
b.laurich@ged.rwth-aachen.de
PhD-project:
Nanometer fabric and porosity of Opalinus clay.
BIB-cryo-SEM



M.Sc. thesis:

Multiscale analysis of the structural evolution of the southern flank of the Jabal Akhdar Anticline, Oman (vein examination, structural mapping and inverse remote sensing); Geologie - Endogene Dynamik, RWTH Aachen.
Available online.

B.Sc. thesis:
Physical rock properties of Middle and Upper Devonian drill cores from the Northern Lower Rhine Embayment; Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen.


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Awards

 

Student Presentation Award MECC 2014

2nd place for best oral student contribution at the Mid-European Clay Conference 2014 in Radebeul near Dresden.

Heitfeldpreis 2011

Donated by the "Dr. Karl-Heinrich Heitfeld-Stiftung" for outstanding master thesis.



Publications

 

Report

Ben Laurich, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Analysis of porosity and microfabric in faulted Opalinus Clay, Progress report 2. RWTH Aachen, Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Geologie - Endogene Dynamik. (2013)
 
Ben Laurich, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Analysis of porosity and microfabric in faulted Opalinus Clay (Progress report 1). RWTH Aachen. Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Geologie - Endogene Dynamik. (2012)
 

Theses

Ben Laurich
Multiscale analysis of the structural evolution of the southern flank of the Western Jabal Akhdar Anticline, Oman (vein examination, structural mapping and inverse remote sensing). MSC theis. Supervised by Janos Urai, Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics, RWTH Univeristy. 118 Pages Available online (2010)
 

Papers

E. Gomez-Rivas, Paul D. Bons, D. Koehn, Janos Urai, Max Arndt, Simon Virgo, Ben Laurich, Conny Zeeb, L. Stark, P. Blum
The Jabal Akhdar Dome in the Oman Mountains: evolution of a dynamic fracture system. American Journal of Science Vol. 314 pp. 1104-1139. doi 10.2475/07.2014.02 (2014)
 
Ben Laurich, Janos Urai, Guillaume Desbois, Christian Vollmer, Christoph Nussbaum
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 (2014)
 

Abstracts

Ben Laurich, Janos Urai, Guillaume Desbois, Christian Vollmer, Christoph Nussbaum
Microfabric of tectonically faulted Opalinus Clay: What can it tell us about deformation mechanisms and fault properties? Geofrankfurt, Frankfurt 21.-24. September 2014. (2014)
 
Ben Laurich, Janos Urai, Guillaume Desbois, Christian Vollmer, Christoph Nussbaum
Microfabric of tectonically faulted Opalinus Clay: What can it tell us about deformation mechanisms and fault properties? MECC. (2014)
 
Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Nadine Höhne, P. Besuelle, G. Viggiani, Ben Laurich, Sohrab Noorsalehi-Garakani
Deformation mechanisms in experimentally deformed claystones from geological underground laboratories (Boom and Callovo-Oxfordian Clays): preliminary results. DEFORMATION MECHANISMS, RHEOLOGY & TECTONICS, KU Leuven 16-18 September 2013, Leuven, Belgium (2013)
 
Ben Laurich, Christian Vollmer, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
PS - experiment: Porosity and micro-fabric in faulted Opalinus Clay. Annual Technical Meeting (TM-31). St-Ursanne. (2013)
 
Ben Laurich, Guillaume Desbois, Christoph Nussbaum, Christian Vollmer, Janos Urai
Evolution of microfabric of faults in the Opalinus Clay from the Mont Terri Underground Research Laboratory (CH): insights from multiscale studies using Ion Beam polishing and electron microscopy. DEFORMATION MECHANISMS, RHEOLOGY & TECTONICS, Leuven, 2013, Belgium. (2013)
 
Maartje Houben, Ben Laurich, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Microstructure and porosity of Opalinus Clay at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland). EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14. (2012)
 
Maartje Houben, Ben Laurich, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Microstructure and porosity of Opalinus Clay at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland). EGU General Assembly 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-2651, 2012. (2012)
 
Ben Laurich, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
First results in BIB-SEM investigation of porosity and micro-fabric in progressively faulted Opalinus Clay (Mont-Terri, Switzerland). Swisstopo, Annual technical meeting (TM-30). (2012)
 
Ben Laurich, Max Arndt, Simon Virgo, Alexander Raith, Patrick Wuestefeld, Sebastian Thronberens, Janos Urai
Insights in dynamics of high-pressure cells based on high-resolution outcrop panoramas: A geometry database for calcite vein networks in the Oman Mountains. EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, pp. EGU2011-3612-3. Hall XL / Mon, 04 Apr, 08:00-19:30, Poster XL318 (2011)
 
Ben Laurich, Max Arndt, Simon Virgo, Alexander Raith, Patrick Wuestefeld, Sebastian Thronberens, Janos Urai
Insights in dynamics of high‐pressure cells based on high‐resolution outcrop panoramas: A geometry database for calcite vein networks in the Oman Mountains. EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13. EGU2011‐3612‐3 (2011)
 
Alexander Raith, Sebastian Thronberens, Patrick Wuestefeld, Max Arndt, Simon Virgo, Ben Laurich, Janos Urai
How to take an outcrop home? A worldclass high density vein-network outcrop in the Oman Mountains. Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen, University. (2011)
 
Ben Laurich, Max Arndt, Simon Virgo, Alexander Raith, Patrick Wuestefeld, Sebastian Thronberens, Janos Urai
Insights in dynamics of high-pressure cells based on high-resolution outcrop panoramas (A geometry database for calcite vein networks in the Oman Mountains). Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen University. (2011)