Personal profile:

Mr. Dr. Mauro Cacace

Section 6.1: Basin Modelling

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building C 4, room 1.08
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1783
Fax: +49 331 288-1349
e-mail: mauro.cacace(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Senior Scientist
  • Lecturer at the Technical University in Berlin (TUB)

Research Interests:

  • Basin-applied hydro-thermal-mechanical simulations
  • Geothermal potential of sedimentary basins
  • Fluid-rock matrix interaction in fractured systems
  • Stress, deformation and rheology

Career:

  • 2014 - 2016  Research associate / Postdoctoral position GFZ Potsdam
  • 2012 - 2014  Research associate / Postdoctoral position GFZ Potsdam
  • 2011 - 2012  Project Leader - Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Bildung und Forschung mit Neuseeland.
  •  2011 - 2012  Visiting academic scientist at Industrial Research Limited (IRL), Wellington NZ
  •  2009 - 2012  Research associate at the University of Potsdam
  •  2008 - 2009  Research associate at the GFZ Potsdam
  •  2007 - 2008  Visiting academic scientist at CSIRO Exploration & Mining Division, Perth WA
  •  2005 - 2008  PhD student at the Free University Berlin    
Academic experience - Teaching
  • 2017 - 2018 Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin) - rocks physics
  • 2016 - 2017 Universität Potsdam  “Geodynamik von sedimentären Becken”
  • 2015 - 2016  Potsdam University  “Geodynamik von sedimentären Becken”
  • 2014 - 2015  Potsdam University  “Geologie der Kohlwasserstoffe”
  • 2013 - 2014  Potsdam University  “Geodynamik von sedimentären Becken”
  • 2012 - 2013  Potsdam University  “Geodynamik von sedimentären Becken”
  • 2012            GeoEn Summer School – geothermal technologies and modelling
  • 2011            GeoEn Summer School – geothermal technologies and modelling
  • 2007 - 2009  Free University Berlin „Grundlagen Beckenanalyse und Beckenmodellierung “

Education:

  • 2008 Freie Universität Berlin: Dr. rer. nat. (mit Auszeichnung)
  • 2005 Universität Mailand (Italien):  Diplom Physiker

Projects:

Ongoing projects

Completed projects

  • GeoEn - Joint Research Project on GeoEnergy Research. BMBF grant 03G0671A/B/C
  • Environmantal effects of Hot and Saline Spring Behaviour in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) and the Northeast German Basin (NEGB).BMBF grant: Kooperation international (01DR12042)
  • Regional models of coupled transport of fluid and heat
  • 3D structural modelling of brandenburg (NE German Basin) and evaluation of the dominat control mechanisms for the present-day thermal field
  • Stress and strain modelling of the Cebs DFG SPP 1135 projekt "Dynamik sedimntär Systeme unter wechselden Spannungsregimen am Beispiel des zentraleuropäischen Beckens"
  • High performance computing in geology - Two phase (NaCl-H20) convective flow in sedimentary basins and the influence of salt tectonic.

Awards:

  • 2011 - 2012 BMBF grant: Kooperation international (nr: 01DR12042): “Environmental effects on Hot and Saline Spring Behaviour in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) and the Northeast German Basin (NEGB)”.
  • 2007 - 2008 Visiting grant (MDU DISCOVERY OUTREACH PROGRAM-pmd*CRC/iVEC) at CSIRO Exploration & Mining Division, Perth Western Australia. 
  • 2008 Best Doctoral thesis at the Free University – faculty of Earth Sciences – and nomination for the Ernst Reuter Prize award.
  • 2008 Dr. rer. nat. Summa cum Laude (mit Auszeichnung) - Free University Berlin, Germany.
Invited Talks:
  • 2016 University of Padua, Faculty of Geosciences, Padua Italy
  • 2015 Weierstrass Institute for Applied and Stochastic (WIAS) Berlin, Germany.
  • 2012 34th International Geological Congress IGC, Brisbane, Australia. 
  • 2012 Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ Leipzig, Germany. 
  • 2010 Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
  • 2010 Weierstrass Institute for Applied and Stochastic (WIAS) Berlin, Germany.