Current Projects

 

The Geological Institute cooperates with national and international universities, research groups, governmental institutions and industry.

Here you can find a selection of current projects.

Project title

Research focus

KarboEx: Carboniferous limestones reinvestigated for geothermal use

Regional Geology

Devonian limestones re-investigated for geothermal use, together with the new Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Energy

Regional Geology

E-Test: Investigation of the Carboniferous in the shallow subsurface of the Aachen-Liege-Maastricht region

Regional Geology

FB-4D - Foreland basin evolution records the effects of plate reorganization, surface evolution and crustal deformation on mountain building

Structural Geology and Tectonics

SANDS – Single Grain Age Distribution in Thermochronological Samples

Structural Geology and Tectonics

ThinkOman - In this project we use a combination of (micro-)structural investigations with thermochronological age dating to better understand rock formation in Oman.

Structural Geology and Tectonics

From subduction to collision - mountain building in Taiwan and Sumatra:

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Influence of climate and erodibility on mountain building processes

Structural Geology and Tectonics

TRIANGLE - Constraining Geometric Uncertainty of Triangle Structures with Mechanical Models

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Shale Mechanics – from macro to micro

Structural Geology and Tectonics

FiR - Fluids in rocks

Structural Geology and Tectonics

BoDy - Boudinage Dynamics

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Tectonics and carbonate platform development, Gabes-Tripoli Basin, offshore Libya; 2019 – 2022

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

From reefs to drift: Miocene/Pliocene sedimentary change in the Browse Basin, NW Australia; 2017 – 2020

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

Aragonite ooze, ooids and reefs: Neogene to Quaternary carbonate sedimentation on the Australian NW Shelf; 2017 – 2020

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

NW Borneo fold-thrust belt: tectonic restoration and petroleum systems modelling; 2019 – 2022

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

Footprints of ice: Ice loading and its effects on sedimentary basins and the carbon cycle; 2019-2022

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

Facies analysis Zechstein-2 carbonates; 2017 – 2021

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

Sustainability assessment of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle; MSc project with FZJ IEK-3

Sustainable Georessources Management

Techno-economic analysis of selected industrial sectors - glass, copper, zinc - using an energy system model; MSc project with FZJ IEK-3

Sustainable Georessources Management

An analysis of the framework conditions of a CO2 economy in NRW with a focus on transport and storage, taking into account geological conditions; MSc project with Open Grid Europe GmbH

Sustainable Georessources Management