Section 2.6: Seismic Hazard and Stress Field

Dr.-Ing. Jeoung Seok Yoon

Function and Responsibilities:


Research Interests:

  • Brittle rock fracturing processes and numerical modelling
  • Geothermal reservoir stimulation and induced seismicity modelling
  • THM (thermo-hydro-mechanical) coupled modelling of geo-processes
  • Seismic safety analysis of underground nuclear waste repository
  • Discrete element modelling


  • since 2012.4: Post-doc, GFZ, Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard and Stress Field, Potsdam, Germany
  • since 2012.1: Journal editorial board member of the Korean Society for Rock Mechanics, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011.3-2012.3: geomechanics expert, geomecon GmbH, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2009.4-2011.2: Post-doc, Energy Research Centre of Lower Saxony, Goslar, Germany
  • 2007.8-2009.2: Post-doc, Research Institute of Energy and Resources, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2005.1-2006.12: Visiting scientist, GFZ, Section 3.2 Geomechanics and Rheology, Potsdam, Germany (Research grant for two years from Korean Research Foundataion for Internship Research in Foreign Country)


  • 2007 PhD in Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 
  • 2002 Master in Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2002 Bachelor in Engineering, Handong Global University, Pohang, Korea


  • 2012.04 - 2012.10. GEISER, Geothermal Engineering Integrating Mitigation of Induced Seismicity in Reservoirs, EU funded, FP-7-ENERGY2009-1
  • 2012.10. - 2014.11. MULTIFRAC, Development of Petrothermal Reservoir, 0325451C, funded by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Natural Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • 2016.3. - 2020.02. DESTRESS, Demonstration of Soft Stimulation Treatments of Geothermal Reservoirs, EU funded, H2020-LCE-2015-2
  • 2014.12. - 2017.11. ThermoQuakes, 3D thermo-mechanical modelling of seismicity related to the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in hard rocks, SSM funded, SSM2014-3668

Research Boards and Committees:

  • Editorial Board in Korean Society for Rock Mechanics Journal "Underground Space and Technology" 
  • Verein Koreanischer Naturwissenschaftler und Ingenieure in der BRD e.V.


Jeoung Seok Yoon
Dr.-Ing. Jeoung Seok Yoon
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 6 , Room 207
14467 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1716