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Sebastian Thronberens, M.Sc.

Office Location

Building: Miner Building
Room: 525
Wüllnerstr. 2
52056 Aachen


Institute of Geology & Palaeontology


Phone: +49-241-80-93616
Email: sebastian.thronberens[at]emr.rwth-aachen.de

curriculum vitae


2014 – 2017    Weatherford Energy Services GmbH, Hannover
        Wireline Field Engineer Open Hole/Cased Hole

2010 – 2014    Geowerkstatt Aachen GmbH
        Student Assistant

2009 – 2014    Institute for Geology and Endogene Dynamics, Aachen
        Student Assistant



since 2017    Phd Student at Institute for Geology and Paleontology
        Project: From reefs to drift: Miocene/Pliocene sedimentary change
        in the Browse Basin, NW Australia

2011 – 2014    M.Sc. Applied Geoscience
        Area of specialization: Energy and Mineral Resources
        RWTH Aachen University
        Thesis: Structure of fault zones in sand-clay sequences – a field study
        in lignite quarries in m and µm scale.

2007 – 2011    B.Sc. Applied Geoscience
        RWTH Aachen University
        Thesis:  High resolution imaging of a large calcite vein
        network from a polished limestone outcrop in the Oman
        Mountains : image acquisition, initial  stereophotogrammetry first



SCC – Executives, TÜV Rheinland AG  
Radiation Protection Courses S.23, Leibniz Universität Hannover



From reefs to drift: Miocene/Pliocene sedimentary change in the Browse Basin, NW Australia.


  • S. Thronberens, M. Kettermann, S. Norsalehi-Garakani, J. Urai, P. Lokay, Clay gouge investigation of the Etzweiler Fault in the open pit mine Hambach: clay deformation, discontinuities and three dimensional progressions. The Geological Society London; 23rd-25th of June, 2014 (London, GB). (2014)
    • M. Kettermann, S. Thronberens, M. Ziegler, J. Urai, S. Asmus, Mechanisms of clay smear formation in unconsolidated sediments - insights from 3-D observations of excavated normal faults. Solid Earth, 7(3), 789–815, 2016. (2016)