M. Sc. Aglaja Blanke

M. Sc. Aglaja Blanke
PhD Student
Building D, Room 454
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1309

Research Interests:

  • Coda Q analysis (attenuation)
  • Stress drop variability
  • Seismic source parameters
  • Analysis of acoustic emission signals from laboratory experiments
  • Vulcano seismology


  • Since June 2017: PhD student at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Section 4.2 Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling
  • 2016 - May 2017: Student assistant at GFZ Potsdam, former Section 4.2 Geomechanics and Rheology
  • Mai 2012 - Oktober 2013: Student assistant at Free University Berlin, department Geophysics


  • Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course (YSTC), Malta, August 2018.
  • IS-EPOS Platform Workshop, GFZ, Potsdam, May 2017.
  • 2017 M.Sc. Geological Sciences (focus on geophysics): Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Title of thesis: "Source mechanisms of shallow seismicity along the central Hellenic Volcanic Arc (HVA) and its relation to the local seismotectonic setting."
  • 2014 B.Sc. Geological Sciences: Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Title of thesis: "Analyse räumlicher und zeitlicher Signaturen lokaler Seismizität in Nordchile." (Spatio-temporal analysis of the local seismicity in northern Chile)


  • since 2019: SiC nano for PicoGeo (Silicon Carbide optical nano-strainmeters for pico-detection in Geosciences) at Mt. Etna, Sicily.
  • since 2020: EPOS-ERIC (European Plate Observing System - European Research Infrastructure Consortium): Leader of Section for Episodes Integration and Application Implementation of the TCS AH (Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards).
  • 2016 - 2019: EPOS-IP (European Plate Observing System - Implementation Phase): Organization and management of data sets for the Thematic Core Service "Anthropogenic Hazards".


  • SEG appreciation for “Volunteer Chair” of IGSC 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
  • Best SEG Student Chapter Award 2013 for the student chapter “Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam” (http://www.sgs-ev.org/de/index.htm).