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Sebastian Grohmann

Office Location

Building: Lochnerstr.
Haus B
Lochnerstr. 4-20
52056 Aachen


Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal


Email: sebastian.grohmann@emr.rwth-aachen.de

curriculum vitae

Current position

  • Researcher and Ph.D. student at IFP Energies Nouvelles in a cotutelle cooperation project with the Institut des Sciences de la Terra de Paris, UPMC and the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal, RWTH Aachen University.
  • Research topic: Source rock characterization and petroleum system modeling, on- and offshore Cyprus



10/2014 - 09/2016:

  • Master of Sciences in Applied Geosciences, RWTH Aachen University
  • Thesis: “Geochemical and petrological characterization of Permian and Toarcian black shales and oil shows in the greater Lodève Basin, southern France”
  • Thesis supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ralf Littke (LEK, RWTH), Dr. Victoria Sachse (LEK, RWTH), Dr. Martin Neumaier (Schlumberger, Montpellier)

10/2010 – 09/2014:

  • Bacherlor of Sciences in Applied Geosciences, RWTH Aachen University
  • Thesis: “Facies mapping of the Gedau Formation (Namur B) at the sozhern limb of the Inde-Anticline”
  • Thesis supervisors: Dr. Stefan Back (Geologisches Institut, RWTH), Dr. Barbara Mösle (Geologisches Institut , RWTH)


Work Experience

09/2015 – 09/2016:

  • Student research assistant at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum and Coal, RWTH Aachen University
  • Organic petropgraphy of coals and shales
  • Elemental analysis of TOC and TIC – operation and interpretation
  • Rock-Eval 6 pyrolysis – operation and interpretation

03/2014 – 09/2015:

  • Internship and consecutive student assistant at RMC (Rock and Mineral Consulting, Dr. German & Dr. Kownatzki, Herzogenrath, Germany.
  • Petrographic description of rocks
  • Stereo-microscopic investigation of rock samples
  • Investigation of damage events on natural stones
  • Laboratory experiments for testing chemical resistance of natural stones

03 and 09/2013:

  • Student assistant during two drilling campaings for paleo climate reconstruction in southern Spain, conducted by the Institute of Neotectonics and Geohazards, RWTH Aachen University.
  • Geological coring in unconsolidated, lacustrine deposits

Core description of lacustrine sediments