Hydrogeology Hall of Fame

Former Research Associates

Dr. Claudius M. Bürger

research associate from Oct 2008 to August 2012

last known affiliation: Senior Researcher Computational Geosciences, Shell International B.V., Rijswijk, The Netherlands

claudius.buerger(at)gmail.com

PD Dr.-Ing. Claus P. Haslauer

postdoc and research associate from June 2012 to December 2018

habilitated 2018, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Habilitation Thesis: "Improved Statistics and Geostatistics for Subsurface Hydrology"

last known affiliation: Technical Director, Research Facility for Subsurface Remediation (VEGAS), University of Stuttgart.

claus.haslauer(at)iws.uni-stuttgart.de

Dr. Chuanhe Lu

research associate from January 2013 to December 2018

Former PhD Students Supervised by Olaf Cirpka

Dr.-Ing. Surabhin Chackiath Jose

graduated 2004, Universität Stuttgart, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Thesis: "Experimental Investigations on Longitudinal Dispersive Mixing in Heterogeneous Aquifer"

last known affiliation: Associate Consultant (Waste Strategy and Procurement), SLR Consulting Ltd, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Schackiath(at)slrconsulting.com

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nowak

graduated 2004, Universität Stuttgart, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Thesis: "Geostatistical Methods for the Identification of Flow and Transport Parameters in the Subsurface"

last known affiliation: Professor of Stochastic Simulation & Safety Research for Hydrosystems at University of Stuttgart, Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems

wolfgang.nowak(at)iws.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr.-Ing. Md. Arifur Rahman

graduated 2005, Universität Stuttgart, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Thesis: "Experimental Investigations on Transverse Dispersive Mixing in Heterogeneous Aquifer"

last known affiliation: Regional Technical Specialist (Groundwater Modelling), Environment Agency, Alsall, United Kingdom

arifur72(at)yahoo.com

Dr. Wei Li

graduated 2008, ETH Zürich, Department of Environmental Sciences

Thesis: "Geostatistical Inference of Hydraulic Aquifer Parameters using Non-Classical Data"

last known affiliation: Geoinformatician, Meier und Partner AG, Weinfelden, Switzerland, w.lispam prevention@meierpartner.ch

 

Dr. Ronnie L. Schwede

graduated 2009, ETH Zürich, Department of Environmental Sciences

Thesis: "Geostatistical Determination of Mass Fluxes from Point-Like Measurements"

last known affiliation: Senior Geoscientist, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ronnie.Schwedespam prevention@gmx.de

Dr. Davina Pollock

graduated 2011, ETH Zürich, Department of Environmental Sciences

Thesis: "Fully Coupled Hydrogeophysical Inversion of Salt-Tracer Experiments"

last known affiliation: Amt für Natur und Umwelt des Kantons Graubünden, Chur, Switzerland

davina.pollock(at)hotmail.com

Dr. Tobias Vogt

graduated 2011, ETH Zürich, Department of Environmental Sciences

Thesis: "Quantification of Hyporheic Exchange Processes"

last known affiliation: Scientific Assistant, National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste - NAGRA, Wettingen, Switzerland

Dr. Anibal J. Perez Garcia

(direct supervision by Dr. Claudius Bürger)

graduated 2011, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Physically based numerical model of surface-groundwater flow and transport"

last known affiliation: Assistant Professor at Antonio Nariño University, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Bogotá, Colombio

anibperez(at)uan.edu.co

Dr. Nelson A. Molina Giraldo

(direct supervision by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum)

graduated 2011, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Heat transport modeling in shallow aquifers The role of thermal dispersion in aquifers and heat conduction into confining layers"

last known affiliation: Groundwater Modeller, Senior Scientists and Partner of Fluid Domains Inc., Cochrane, Alberta Canada.

n.molina.giraldospam prevention@gmail.com

Dr. Jozsef Hecht-Mendez

(direct supervision by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum)

graduated 2012, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Optimization of Shallow Closed-Loop Geothermal Systems"

last known affiliation: Geophysicist, Amberg Technologies, Regensdorf, Switzerland

jozsefspam prevention@hechtm.de

Dr. Ashutosh Singh

(direct supervision by Dr. Claudius Bürger)

graduated 2013, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Optimization of Sustainable Groundwater Management in a Rapidly Developing Urban Setting"

last known affiliation: Consultant, WSP Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

ashutoshsingh.ashuspam prevention@gmail.com

Dr. Dennis Lemke

graduated 2013, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Advancing Reactive Tracer Techniques to Characterize River-Groundwater Interactions"

last known affiliation: Project Manager Water & Soil, Evonik Industries AG, Hanau, Germany

dennis_lemkespam prevention@arcor.de

Dr. Stéphane Kamangou Ngueleu

graduated 2013, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Transport of Particles and Particle-Bound Compounds through Saturated Porous Media"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Waterloo, Ecohydrology Group

sngueleuspam prevention@uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Zijie Liao

graduated 2014, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Mathematical Analysis of Natural and Artificial Tracers for the Quantification of River-Groundwater Exchange"

last known affiliation: Investment Control Analyst , Shell Asset Management Company B.V., Rijswijk, The Netherlands

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Dr. Dominik Eckert

graduated 2015, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "In-Situ Biodegradation of Organic Groundwater Contaminants: Delineating the Effect of Physical and Biological Processes by Reactive-Transport Modeling"

last known affiliation: Hydrogeologist, Regierungspräsidium Tübingen

Dr. Kennedy Okioghene Doro

graduated 2015, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Developing Tracer Tomography as a Field Technique for Aquifer Characterization"

last known affiliation: Field Geoscientist, Fugro Consult GmbH, Mössingen, Germany

Dr. Diane von Gunten

(cosupervision by Thomas Wöhling and David L. Rudolph)

graduated 2016, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Modeling Hydrological Impacts of Climate and Irrigation Changes in a Mediterranean Catchment"

last known affiliation: Engineer, French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments (ONEMA)/National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), Aix-en-Provence, France

Dr. Anneli Schöniger

(direct supervision by Wolfgang Nowak, cosupervision by Thomas Wöhling and Walter Illman)

graduated 2016, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Bayesian Assessment of Conceptual Uncertainty in Hydrosystem Modeling"

last known affiliations: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Stuttgart, Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems; synchronously: Consultant at BoSS consult - environmental solutions, Stuttgart

Dr. Bijendra Man Bajracharya

(cosupervision by Chuanhe Lu and Philippe van Cappellen)

graduated 2016, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Microbial Dynamics in Natural Aquifers"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Waterloo, Ecohydrology Group

Dr. Alica Sanz Prat

(cosupervision by Chuanhe Lu and David Blowes)

graduated 2016, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Validation of Travel-and Exposure-Time Based Nonlinear Reactive Transport Models"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oldenburg, Hydrogeology and Landscape Hydrology

Dr. Julia L.A. Knapp

graduated 2017, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Advancing Stream-Tracer Techniques and their Mathematical Analysis"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Dr. Eduardo Emilio Sánchez-Léon

graduated 2018, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Solute Tracer Tomography - Field Implementation and Parameter Estimation using the Ensemble Kalmam Filter"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Tübingen

Dr. Matthias Loschko

(cosupervision by Thomas Wöhling and David L. Rudolph)

graduated 2018, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Stochastic Framework for Catchment-Scale Reactive Transport Simulations"

last known affiliation: Consultant at BoSS consult - environmental solutions, Stuttgart

Dr. Jeremy P. Bennett

(cosupervision by Claus P. Haslauer and Martin Ross)

graduated 2018, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Applying Fluvial Depositional Concepts in Solute Transport Modelling"

last known affiliation: Hydrogeologist, Tonkin & Taylor, Auckland, New Zealand

jeremypaulbennett(at)gmail.com

Dr. Yan Liu

(cosupervision by Christiane Zarfl and Nandita Basu)

graduated 2019, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Modelling the Fate of Sediments and Micropollutants in Rivers"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Freiburg, Hydrological Modelling and Water Resources

Dr. Marvin Höge

(direct supervision by Wolfgang Nowak, co-supervision by Thomas Wöhling  and Walter Illman)

graduated 2019, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Bayesian Multi-Model Frameworks – Properly Addressing Conceptual Uncertainty in Applied Modelling"

Dr. Reynold Chow

(direct supervision by Wolfgang Nowak, co-supervision by Thomas Wöhling, and Beth Parker)

graduated 2019, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Modelling Surface Water-Groundwater Exchange - Evaluating Model Uncertainty from the Catchment to Bedform Scale"

last known affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

Former PhD Students Supervised by Michael Finkel

Prof. Dr. Peter Bayer

graduated 2003, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geoscience

Thesis: "Modelling, economic assessment and optimisation of in-situ groundwater remediation systems"

last known affiliation: Professor of Geothermics, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Peter.Bayerspam prevention@thi.de

Dr. Claudius Bürger

graduated 2005, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geoscience

Thesis: "Technical-economic optimization of in-situ reactive barrier systems under uncertainty"

last known affiliation: Senior Researcher Computational Geosciences, Shell International B.V., Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Dr. Irina Kouznetsova

graduated 2006, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geoscience

Thesis: "Development and application of a phenomenological modelling concept for simulating the long-term performance of zero-valent iron"

last known affiliation: Senior Researcher at University of Edinburgh, Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, United Kingdom

Dr. Markus Kübert

graduated 2006, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geoscience

Thesis: "Modelling and Technical-Economic Evaluation of Point Scale and Integral Approaches for Investigating Contaminant Plumes in Groundwater"

last known affiliation: Consultant at tewag Technologie - Erdwärmeanlagen - Umweltschutz GmbH, Starzach, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ursula Solard McKnight

graduated 2009, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geoscience

Thesis: "A System Dynamics Approach for the Integrative Assessment of Contaminated Land Management Options"

last known affiliation: Assistant Professor at Danish Technical University (DTU), Department of Environmental Engineering, Lyngby, Denmark

usmkspam prevention@env.dtu.dk

Dr. Milena Bieg

graduated 2009, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Geoscience

Thesis: "Cost Performance Models for Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies - A Basis for an Efficient Megasite Management Model"

last known affiliation: Consultant at Porr Umwelttechnik, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Sebastian Schädler

graduated 2011, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Targeted Design and Integrated Evaluation of Land Use Alternatives for Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment"

last known affiliation: Application Specialist FIB-SEM at Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany

Dr. Maximilian Morio

graduated 2012, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Science

Thesis: "Development of an Integrated Decision Support System for Brownfield Restoration"

last known affiliation: Consultant at Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Kobus und Partner (kup), Stuttgart.

moriospam prevention@kobus-partner.com