The EMR Group forms part of the Department of Geosciences & Geography in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. The School of Geosciences with its stream in EMR, Eon ERC / Applied Geophysics , Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology and Geomaterials (GeoMat) is the largest university-based Geoscience Group committed to Resources Research in Germany. The EMR Group is further integrated with the Network of Environmental Geochemistry Laboratories Aachen.
The EMR Group offers a wide range of applied research covering basin modeling, carbonate sedimentology, diagenesis, discontinuities (faults, fractures, veins), geomechanics, geochemistry, interface mineralogy, mineral deposits, petrology, petrophysics, salt, seismic interpretation, sequence stratigraphy as well as unconventionals & new technologies.
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Our RWTH Applied Geoscience students on air
Today our students will be on air at WDR TV, entitled Excursions to the crater rim of Stromboli, talking about their field trip exploring Italy's active volcanoes and studying rocks and slabbed see-through rock sections under the microscope. Earth's life wouldn't been there without volcanoes, whose gas eruptions provided the water of the sea as well as sulphur- and carbon dioxide protecting earth from cooling. The evolution of plants consumed CO2 and provides oxygen we breathe. Although sometimes devasting, the movement of plate tectonics causing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is an integral part to enable life on earth. A long-lasting global gas cycle of temporarilly increased CO2 expulsion causes a change of climate and leads to increased rock weathering, which in turn ties more CO2 into the sediment. The eruption frequency of our intracontinental Eifel volcanoes, generally dormant for 10s of thousands of years before the next devasting eruption, luckily this is much longer than the hourly erupting Stromboli and decade erupting Etna volcanoes in southern Italy (Link to TV Website).
Hamed Fazlikhani successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations.
Next Wednesday (27.03.13) 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.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Littke was elected as member of the working group "resources" of the programme "Energy Systems of the Future". This programme is a joint initiative of the German Academies of Science.
Yves Gensterblum was awarded this grant for his research on the interaction of gases with clay minerals using neutron diffraction. He is planning to visit the Los Alamos research facilities, USA, for neutron beam experiments early 2013.