Susanne Hemes

PhD-Student

Phone:
+49 0241 80 98446
Office location:
4.14
Street:
Lochnerstrasse 4-20
Email:
susanne.hemes@emr.rwth-aachen.de

Education

Since 2010: PhD-Student - Technical University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen)
2003 – 2009: Studies of Geosciences at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen
December 2009: Diploma Degree
Majors: Crystallography and Geophysics
Diploma Thesis: ‘Investigations on the crystallite-sizes and crystallite-size distributions of gas hydrates using X-ray diffraction’
Diploma Mapping Project: ‘Structural Geological Mapping of the ‘Muschelkalk-Outcrop’ in the Northern Kraichgau (Baden-Württemberg), between Wiesloch and Eschelbronn’

April 2007: Bachelor of Science
Majors: Structural Geology, Physics and Mathematics
Bachelor Thesis: ‘Investigations on the microstructure of gas hydrates’

2002 – 2003: Studies of Physics at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn

PhD-Project

Investigations on the pore space (pore morphologies, pore-sizes and pore-size distributions) in Boom Clay, using BIB-SEM, serial FIB-SEM, micro-CT, Mercury injection Porosimetry and Wood's Metal injection

Picture_1774 - Porosity in BC-EZE55
Picture_1783 - FIB-SEM sample volume (BC-EZE55)
Picture_1784 - Extracted pore network (BC-EZE55)
Picture_1779 - Small sample volume FIB-SEM (rendered)
Picture_1781 - WM injected OPA Picture_1782 - WM in BC-EZE64 (overview)
Picture_1777 - Pyrite dragon Picture_1785 - WM filled porosity BC-EZE64

Further applied techniques: Automatic porosity segmentation and analysis in 2D and 3D, using ArcGIS, Matlab, Fiji/ImageJ and Avizo.

   PhD project description

Publications

 
Peer-reviewed Publications
Klapp, S.A., Hemes, S., Klein, H., Bohrmann, G., MacDonald, I.R. and Kuhs, W.F. (2010) Grain size measurements of natural gas hydrates. Marine Geology 274, 85-94, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.03.007.

Research Reports
Hemes, S., Klapp, S.A., Tommaseo, C.E., Klein, H., Bohrmann, G. and Kuhs, W.F. (2007) Grain sizes and grain‐size distributions of marine gas hydrates. Hamburger Synchrotron Laboratory (HASYLAB) annual report 2007.

Conference Proceedings
Hartmann, C.D., Hemes, S., Falenty, A., Kuhs, W.F. (2011) The structure and cage filling of gas hydrates as established by synchrotron powder diffraction data. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, July 17–21, 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Klapp, S.A., Hemes, S., Klein, H., Bohrmann, G., Kuhs, W.F. and Abegg, F. (2008) Crystallite size distributions of marine gas hydrates. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Meier, S., Reyer, D., Hemes, S., Luensdorf, N.K. and Philipp, S.L. (2008) Strukturgeologische Untersuchungen und numerische Modellierungen zur Klüftung im Muschelkalk des Kraichgaus, Baden‐Württemberg. 12th Symposium for Tectonic, Structural and Crystalline Geology (2008) 2.‐4. April, Karlsruhe. In: Grimmer, J.C., Kontny, A. and Greiling, R.O. (Eds.). Geotectonic Research 95, Special Issue 1, TSK 12 Abstracts, 108‐110. DOI: 10.1127/1864‐5658/08/9501‐0108.

Philipp, S.L., Meier, S., Reyer, D., Hoffmann, S., Hemes, S., Luensdorf, N.K. and Oelrich, A.R.I. (2008) Structural geological field analysis in outcrop analogues as a tool to understand permeability development in geothermal reservoirs. EGU General Assembly, 2008, 13.‐18. April, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts 10, EGU2008‐A‐05665.

Philipp, S.L., Reyer, D., Meier, S. and Hemes, S. (2008) Prognose von Bruchsystemen und Permeabilität im Muschelkalk des Oberrheingrabens. Ergebnisse von Geländestudien und numerischen Modellierungen. In: Geothermische Vereinigung (Eds.). Der Geothermiekongress 2008, 11.‐13. November, Karlsruhe.

Philipp, S.L., Reyer, D., Meier, S., Hemes, S., Hoffmann, S., Lünsdorf, N.K. and Oelrich, A.R.I. (2008) Strukturgeologische Geländestudien in Aufschlussanalogen und Permeabilitätsentwicklung in geothermischen Reservoiren. 12th Symposium for Tectonic, Structural and Crystalline Geology (2008) 2.‐4. April, Karlsruhe. In: Grimmer, J.C., Kontny, A. and Greiling, R.O. (Eds.) Geotectonic Research 95, Special Issue 1, TSK 12 Abstracts 137‐139. DOI: 10.1127/1864‐5658/08/9501‐0137.

Platform & Poster Presentations
Techmer, K., Nedelcu, A., Faria, S., Hemes, S., Schützendübel, A. and Kuhs, W.F. (2009) Low ‐Temperature EBSP and EDAX Analysis on Ice and Gas Hydrate Microstructures. 9th Multinational Conference on Microscopy, 30. August‐4. September 2009, Graz, Austria.

Klapp, S.A., Hemes, S., Klein, H., Bohrmann, G., Kuhs, W.F. and Abegg, F. (2008) Crystallite size distributions of marine gas hydrates. 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), 6.‐10. July, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Philipp, S.L., Reyer, D., Meier, S., Hemes, S. and Luensdorf, N.K. (2008) Strukturgeologische Geländestudien im Muschelkalk des Kraichgaus und Permeabilität geothermischer Reservoire im Oberrheingraben. 160th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften and 98th Annual Meeting of the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. (2008) 29. September‐2. October 2008, Aachen.

Klapp, S.A., Pape, T., Klein, H., Techmer, S., Bohrmann, G., Hemes, S., Kuhs, W.F. and Abegg, F. (2007) Microstructure of Gas Hydrates from the eastern Black Sea. The Oceans in the Earth System ‐ International Conference and 97th Annual Meeting of the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. (2007) 1.‐5. October, Bremen.

RWTH publications

 

Report

Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Mieke De Craen, Miroslav Honty
Variability of the morphology of the pore space in Boom Clay from BIB-SEM, FIB and MIP investigations on representative samples. 2nd project report (December 2011) SCK-CEN external report - ER 208. (2012)
 
Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Mieke De Craen, Miroslav Honty
Comparative study on porosity in fine- and coarse-grained Boom Clay samples (Mol-Dessel reference site, Belgium).- Mol, Belgium: SCK•CEN, 2011.- 46 p.- (External Report of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre; ER-157. (2011)
 

Nonreviewed

Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Analysis of the pore space in Boom Clay - from 2D BIB-SEM to 3D connected pore networks. Geotag Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften und Geographie der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen. (2014)
 
Susanne Hemes, Maartje Houben
Visualisierung und Evaluierung von Mikrostrukturen. Vereinigung Aachener Geowissenschaftler (VAG) e.V. Infoblatt, Ausgabe 03/2010 (2010)
 

Papers

Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Susanne Hemes, Stephane Brassinnes, Mieke De Craen, Xavier Sillen
Nanometer-scale pore fluid distribution and drying damage in preserved clay cores from Belgian clay formations inferred by BIB-cryo-SEM. Engineering Geology 179. pp. 117-131. (2014)
 
Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Mieke De Craen, Miroslav Honty
Variations in the morphology of porosity in the Boom Clay Formation: insights from 2D high resolution BIB-SEM imaging and Mercury injection Porosimetry. The Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw. 92 – 4. pp. 275-300. (2013)
 

Abstracts

Susanne Hemes, Jop Klaver, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Three dimensional analysis of the pore space in fine-grained Boom Clay, using BIB-SEM (broad-ion beam scanning electron microscopy), combined with FIB (focused ion-beam) serial cross-sectioning, pore network modeling andWood’s metal injection. EGU European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 27th April – 02nd May, 2014, Vienna (Austria). (2014)
 
Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Maartje Houben, Susanne Hemes, Jop Klaver
BIB-SEM of representative area clay structures: insights and challenges. NEA Clay Club Workshop Proceedings. 6-8 September 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany. p. 67-74 (2013)
 
Susanne Hemes, Jop Klaver, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Deformation of Boom Clay microstructure, due to compaction during Wood’s metal injection, as visualized by high resolution scanning electron microscopy and broad-ion beam milling. Deformation mechanisms Rheology and Tectonics 2013. KU Leuven, 16-18 September, Leuven, Belgium. (2013)
 
Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Mieke De Craen, Miroslav Honty
HOMOGENEITY VS. HETEROGENEITY OF POROSITY IN BOOM CLAY. NEA Clay Club Workshop Proceedings. 6-8 September 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany. p. 105-108. (2013)
 
Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Maartje Houben, Susanne Hemes, Jop Klaver
BIB-SEM of representative area clay structures paving towards an alternative model of porosity. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14 EGU General Assembly 2012. (2012)
 
Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
New insights to pore space morphologies in Boom Clay - results from 2D BIB-SEM investigations and mercury injection porosimetry. EGU General Assembly 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-5631, 2012. (2012)
 
Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Effects of mineralogy and grain-size distribution on pore space morphologies in Boom Clay - insights from 2D high resolution BIB-SEM investigations and Mercury Injection Porosimetry. Andra Conference on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement (2012, Montpellier) (2012)
 
Susanne Hemes, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Mieke De Craen, Miroslav Honty, Stephane Brassinnes
New technique for pore-space investigations of clay materials: A case study on Boom Clay - reference host formation for geological disposal of radioactive waste in Belgium. EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, pp. EGU2011-1733. Room 42 / Wed, 06 Apr, 16:15-16:30, oral. (2011)
 
Susanne Hemes, Maartje Houben, Jop Klaver, Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai
Qualitative and quantitative characterization of porosity in geomaterials by combining broad ion (argon) beam and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen, University. (2011)