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M. Sc. Stephan Bentz

Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Rheology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building D, room 427
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1910
e-mail: stephan.bentz(at)


About the person

Research Interests:

  • (Fluid-) induced seismicity
  • Physics of the earthquake source
  • Near-fault directivity
  • Moment-tensor inversion
  • Geomechanics
  • Borehole seismology


  • Since 2016 Research assistant: Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.
  • 2013 - 2016 Student assistant: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, experimental geophysics


  • 2016 MSc Geoscience (Geophysics): Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Topic of thesis: "Estimation of Source Mechanisms for Large Magnitude Earthquakes at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California"
  • 2014 BSc Geoscience: Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


  • GONAF (Geophysical Downhole Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault).
  • GFZimage (Monitoring the Ganos fault for imaging the 1912 rupture plane and its current status).