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EMR_LOGO2014.jpg 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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Sebastian Thronberens honorary mention Bathurst



In July 2019 Sebastian Thronberens received an honorary mention at the 16th Bathurst Conference for his conference contribution "Miocene to Pliocene reef demise or survival in the Browse Basin, NW Australia". Congratulations!

Hanaa Deik Outstanding Student Poster Award IAS



In September 2019 Hanaa Deik received the "Outstanding Student Poster Award" at the 34th IAS Conference for her conference contribution "A test of the Limacina Dissolution Index (LDX) as proxy for aragonite saturation of surface waters at Site U1460, SW Shelf of Australia". Congratulations!

MOVE Petex Educational Licence Agreement



We are glad to announce that we will continue to work with MOVE, a software considered the industry standard for geological 3D-modelling and structural analysis of the earth´s crust. Petroleum Experts Ltd. (Petex) donated 10 Move Software Licenses to the Geological Institute, RWTH Aachen University.


The Educational Licence Agreement was recently concluded between the Geological Institute, RWTH Aachen University, and Petroleum Experts Limted (Petex), the technical market leader in the area of software engineering tools for oil and gas companies. Students and researchers at RWTH Aachen will be able to continue to study complex geological structures and processes with the MOVE software package, valued by ‎£ 1.334.160 (over € 1.500.000) and donated by the Scotland based Petroleum Experts Limited.

Video Series "Stone by Stone"



As part of the "Explain it to me, RWTH!" video series, researchers and students from the Institute of Geology present different types of rock and provide insight into their specific properties and their formation history.  The videos are produced in collaboration with RWTH Aachen's Media for Teaching, MfL, service point and published weekly: LINK

ABC-J Oman field trip 2017



Tweets on the ABC-J Oman field trip 2017: LINK

Article on the ABC-J field trip in the "Aachener Nachrichten": Aachener Zeitung 04.03.2017.pdf

Dr. Lars Reuning on board of research drillship JOIDES Resolution, IODP 356, Australia


IODP Expedition 365, drillship JOIDES Resolution: IODP http://iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/expeditions/indonesian_throughflow.html

Defense Bianca Biehl and Alexej Merkel



Bianca Biehl and Alexej Merkel successfully defended their Ph.D. theses. Congratulations.

BMBF article Prof. Kukla on the topic "Energiewende aus der Tiefsee – Vision oder Illusion?"




Defense Hamed Fazlikhani


Hamed Fazlikhani successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations.

Dietrich Welte receives Sidney Powers Award


Dietrich Welte received at the annual meeting of the "American Association of Petroleum Geologists ' ( AAPG ), the highest scientific honor , the " Sidney Powers Award ". AAPG is with around 35,000 members worldwide the largest and most important international geoscience organizations. The eulogy says " ... the understanding of dynamic earth processes ( geoprocesses ) , and not only the detection of the static end result was the main research objective of Dietrich Welte . His pioneering scientific publications are classics. "


Energy Systems of the Future


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.