Personal profile:

Mr. Prof. Dr. Ove Stephansson

Section 2.6: Seismic Hazard and Stress Field

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 6, room 210
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1908
Fax: +49 331 288-1127
e-mail: ove.stephansson(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Research Interests:

  • Rock Fracture Mechanics
  • Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust and Stress Measurements
  • Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Career:

  • 1972 Habilitation (Docent) Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1972 Disseratation Structural Geology and Tectonics, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1967 Phil Licentiate Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1965 Phil Candidate, Uppsala University

Education:

  • 1963 - 1974 Research Assistant at Hans Ramberg Tectonic Laboratory, University of Uppsala
  • 1974 - 1975 Research Fellow, Division of Mineral Physics, CSIRO, North Ryde, Australia
  • 1974 - 1990 Professor in Rock Mechanics, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • 1978            Guest researcher, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1982, 1985 Guest professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, U.S.
  • 1991 - 2002 Professor in Engineering Geology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
  • 1992 - 2007  Head of the Secretariat of the international DECOVALEX project at KTH
  • 1993-1997   Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KTH, Stockholm
  • 1998             Guest professor, Department of Engineering Geology, Technical University of Berlin
  • 2000 - 2001  Visiting scientist, GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 3.2. Potsdam, German
  • 2003 - 2010  Visiting professor GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 3.2 Potsdam, Germany
  • 2011 on       Visiting professor GeoForschungsZentrum, Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard & Stress Field, Potsdam

Professional Activities

  • 2011 Invitation ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation and Fracture Toughness in Shear
  • 2011 Member of the SONEX group at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland for overlooking the underground works for the underground research facility ONKALO, Olkiluoto, Finland
  • 2011 Rock inspections of CLAB and SFR underground facilities for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
  • 2011 Review of selected chapters of the SKB R&D Program 2010 for The Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste


Course Taught
  • 2011 Stress Course, Aalto University, Espoo Finland (enrolled 58)
  • 2011 MGPW10, Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust, Potsdam University (enrolled 4)
  • 2010 European Stress Course, Ostrava, Czech Republic (enrolled 44)
  • 2010 Rock Stress Models for Underground Site Characterization of Geological Repository of Nuclear Waste Meiringen, School of Underground Waste Storage and Disposal

Projects:

  • WSM – World Stress Map Project
  • Development of Fully Coupled T-H-M-F Processes for Geological Materials
  • Site Investigation and Evaluation for Underground Construction
  • Rock Fracture Mechanics Modelling of Underground Constructions
  • Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Deep Geological Disposal of Radioaktive Waste and Spent Fuel