Many geoscientific questions cannot be answered adequately by conventional surface-based research methods. Often additional information is needed to clarify issues from various fields of basic sciences (such as earthquakes, volcanism, and climate research) and applied sciences (e.g. tunnelling, geothermal energy, subsurface CO2 storage). Scientific Drilling and the innovative use of geophysical methods are offering solutions.
The Scientific Drilling Group is composed of scientists, engineers and technical personnel. Responsibilities include the planning, development and support of scientific drilling projects as well as research and development in the field of geophysical methods for the application below ground.
International projects are supported mainly within the framework of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) as well as national and international projects of different funding agencies.
The development of high-resolution geophysical exploration systems for underground applications and mobile use in the near earth's surface area opens up many interesting electrotechnical challenges. These include the development, construction and programming of radio-controlled data acquisition systems as well as control systems for seismic pulse and vibration sources. Another demanding task is the planning, installation and commissioning of electrode arrays in boreholes with the corresponding measuring technology. Extensive measurement campaigns are conducted for testing and application in research projects. An electronics engineer and a trainee implement the ideas of several development engineers.
The training is complemented by a one-month basic mechanical training course in the central workshop of GFZ Potsdam as well as specialist courses in order to deepen the following topics:
Bachelor/Master thesis and internships
As far as the subject areas to be dealt with allow it, we give prospective electrical engineers the opportunity to write their thesis in our department. If possible, we also try to give interns the opportunity to gain experience in electronics and research
Kay Krüger firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +49 (0)331 288 1547