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Dipl.-Geol. Max Arndt

Office Location

Building: Lochnerstr.
Room: 411
Lochnerstrasse 4 - 20
52056 Aachen


Institute of Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics


Phone: +49 241 80-98438
Email: m.arndt@ged.rwth-aachen.de

curriculum vitae

Since Oct 2010
PhD student at GED - Geologie Endogene Dynamik, RWTH-Aachen.

Apr. 2006 - Sept. 2010
Graduate studies Geology at RWTH-Aachen University. Focussing disciplines: Structural Geology, Geology of Sedimentary Basins and Applied Geophysics.
Graduated with Diplom (MSc-equiv., with honors).

Oct. 2004 - Mar. 2006
Undergraduate studies Geology at RWTH-Aachen University. (Vordiplom)

Since Nov. 2010
Research assistant at GED as a member of the interdisciplinary "Fracs" group. Funded by DGMK project 718 "Dynamics of mineral veins".
Subproject VeinGrowth:

  • Microstructural and geochemical investigation of natural vein samples from the Jabal Akhdar High-pressure-cell, Oman Mountains. Focus on fibrous 2-phase veins (calcite and quartz).
  • Numerical modeling of fibrous veins: Translation of VeinGrowth-code to elle-platform.
  • Experimental modeling with analogue materials to resemble fibrous veins.

Mar. 2010 - Sept. 2010
Diplom student, working on the evolution of crack-seal calcite vein networks in the Oman Mountains integrating virtual outcrop methods with microstructural analysis and geochemistry.

Apr. 2006 - Mar. 2010
Research student at Geologie Endogene Dynamik, RWTH-Aachen University
tasks: stress&strain excel sheet enhancement; rock salt thin sections;
Lecture assistant for undergrad course: the principles of structural geology

2009 Jan-Mar
Geologist-intern at ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Houston, Texas. Unconventional Resources Group.
Project: Fracability of ShaleGas plays.
Mentors: Dr. Gary Gray, Dr. Jane Lock
Recommendations (April 14, 2009): “Max brought a very refreshing sense of curiosity to his assignment as a summer intern. He enthusiastically took on the challenge of testing some of the dogma around fracability in shale gas plays and the results of his work were quite insightful.” by Richard Chuchla, Unconventional and Gas Resources Manager , ExxonMobil Exploration Company.

diploma thesis

Evolution of a crack- seal calcite vein network in limestone: a high resolution structural, microstructural and geochemical study from the Jebel Akhdar high pressure cell, Oman Mountains (2010)


Please download a copy of the thesis here: RWTH-Aachen Library.