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Dr. Christoph Janssen

Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Rheology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building D, room 455
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1323
Fax: +49 331 288-1328
e-mail: christoph.janssen(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests:

Structural Geology, Fluid-rock interaction, Brittle deformation, Geochemistry, Seismology, Microstructures


1977 – 1992   Research Fellow at Zentralinstitut für Physik der Erde Potsdam

1992 MINERVA founded Research Fellow at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

1992-recent  Senior Research Fellow at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

1995-1996 DAAD founded Research Fellow at Monash University, Melbourne



1977 Diplom (Master) Geology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

1983 Ph.D. Geology, Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin


  • ·      San-Andreas-Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD; USA)

    ·      Deep Fault Drilling Project Alpine Fault (DFDP, New Zealand)

    ·      Wenchuan Earthquake Fault Scientific Drilling (WFSD; China)

    ·      Taiwan Chelungpu Fault Drilling Project (TCDP, Taiwan)

    ·      Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST, Japan)

    ·      Deep Geodynamical Laboratory Gulf of Corinth Project (DGLab, Greece)


  • Awards:

    1991    DFG travel grant; Melbourne University, Australia

    1992    MINERVA Scholarship, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

    1995    DAAD Scholarship, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia