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Prof. Dr. Michael Kühn

Head of Geochemistry

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

e-mail: michael.kuehn(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Research Interests:

  • Geochemical water-rock-interactions
  • Coupled simulation of flow, heat, transport, chemical reactions and deformation
  • CO2 storage in geological reservoirs
  • Energy production from hydrogeothermal reservoirs
  • Formation of ore deposits

Career:

since 2016: Director Department Geochemistry at GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
since 2016: Head Section 3.4 - Fluid Systems Modelling at GFZ
since 2012: Professor for Hydrogeology at University of Potsdam
2014 - 2015: Director Technology Transfer Centres at GFZ
2012 - 2015: Head Section 5.3 - Hydrogeology at GFZ
2009 - 2012: Head of Centre for CO2 Storage at GFZ
2007 - 2009: Principal Research Scientist Section 5.1 - Environmental Geotechnique at GFZ
2005 - 2007: Senior Research Scientist at RWTH Aachen University, Applied Geophysics
2003 - 2005: Research Scientist at CSIRO in Perth, Australia, Computational Geoscience
1998 - 2003: Lecturer and Research Scientist at TU Hamburg-Harburg, Water Supply
1997 - 1998: PostDoc at Alfred-Wegener-Institute Bremerhaven, Geology/Geochemistry
1994 - 1996: PhD Student at University of Bremen, Geochemistry and Hydrogeology

Education:

2003 Habilitation in Hydrology - Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
1997 Dissertation in Geochemistry - University of Bremen
1993 Diploma in Chemistry - Leibniz University Hannover

Awards:

2007 Karl-Heinrich-Heitfeld Award for Applied Geosciences from the GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Foundation