Dr. habil. Axel Liebscher

Axel Liebscher
Dr. habil. Axel Liebscher

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of Section 6.3 Geological Storage

Research Interests:

  • Geological storage of energy and matter and the use of subsurface reservoirs
  • Mineralogical, geochemical and petrophysical properties of ressources and reservoirs
  • Fluid-rock/mineral interactions in experiment and nature
  • Metamorphic petrology and high-pressure fluid-rock interactions
  • Physicochemical properties of crustal fluids
  • Geochemical cycles from micro- to global scale


  • since 2016 Head of Section 6.3 Geological Storage at GFZ Potsdam
  • since 2013 Head of Centre for Geological Storage CGS at GFZ Potsdam
  • 2012 Head of Centre for CO2 Storage at GFZ Potsdam
  • 2008 - 2012 Senior Scientist at GFZ Potsdam, Scientific Coordinator of the Ketzin pilot site
  • 2000 - 2008 Research Scientist University of Heidelberg, GFZ Potsdam, TU Berlin


  • 2008 Habilitation (Venia Docendi) in Petrology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry; Technical University of Berlin
  • 2000 Dr. rer. nat.; Technical University of Berlin
  • 1996 Diploma in Geologie; Technical University of Berlin

Research Boards and Committees:

  • Member of German Standard Committee NA 119-01-04 AA "Carbon dioxide capture, transport and storage"; Head of national mirror group "Carbon dioxide storage"
  • Member of the steering committee of COORETEC "CO2 Reduction Technologies" initiative of BMWi
  • Member of the steering committee of EERA Joint Program CCS