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Prof. Dr. Bruno Merz

Head of Hydrology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building C 4, room 2.14
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1500
Fax: +49 331 288-1570
e-mail: bruno.merz(at)gfz-potsdam.de

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About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Head Section 5.4 Hydrology , GFZ

Research Interests:

  • Monitoring and simulation of hydrological / hydraulic processes
  • Hydrological Extremes
  • Risk analysis

Career:

  • 2009 - 2015: Director Department 5 Earth Surface Processes, GFZ
  • 2007 - 2009: Director Department Geoengineering, GFZ
  • 2006: Professor for Engineering Hydrology and Management of Georisks, University of Potsdam
  • 2002 - today: Head Section 5.4 Hydrology, GFZ
  • 2000 - 2002: Scientist, Section Geomechanics, GFZ
  • 1996 - 2000: Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Committee for Disaster Mitigation
  • 1990 - 1997: Scientist, Institute for Hydrology and Water Resources Planning, University Karlsruhe
  • 1988 - 1990: Research scholarship, Chair of River Engineering, University Kyoto, Japan

Education:

  • 2005: Habilitation in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Potsdam, Flood risks: Possibilities and limitations of risk assessments.
  • 1996: Dissertation in Water Resources Management (Dr.-Ing.), University of Karlsruhe, Simulation of rainfall-runoff processes under consideration of natural variability. 
  • 1988: Diploma in Civil Engineering, University Karlsruhe.

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