Prof. Dr. Georg Dresen

Georg Dresen
Prof. Dr. Georg Dresen
Building D, Room 425
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1320
+49 331 288-1328

Research Interests:

Geomechanics and rheology of rocks, physics of earthquakes and

faulting, stimulation-induced microseismicity, nucleation and growth of

hydrofractures, constitutive behaviour of rocks, role of crystal defects,

microstructure and micromechanics, rock transport properties, wellbore stability


1992-date  Professor of Geology, University of Potsdam and at Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum

1992-2017 Head of Section, Geomechanics and Rheology

1989-1992 Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Cambridge, Mass.

1984-1988 Assistant Professor Technical University Darmstadt


Habilitation, 1990 Technical University Darmstadt.

Dr.rer.nat., 1984, University of Bonn

Diploma (Geology), 1979, University of Bonn


ICDP-GONAF Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault (CoPI)

STIMTEC        Mine-back stimulation experiment (CoPI)

Research Boards and Committees:

2015-2017 Associate Editor Geophysical Journal International

2012-2015 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG Review Board

2011-2014 President Earth Magnetism Rock Physics Division EGU

2004-2007 Vice-President EGU Sub-Division Rock Physics and Geomaterials,

1999-2004 Editor Physical Properties of Earth Materials Newsletter

1998-2001 Steering Committee Physical Properties of Earth Materials, AGU, Mineral and Rock Physics

1995-1999 Associate Editor Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, AGU


Visiting Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2013

Visiting Professor University of Vienna 2012

Visiting Professor Ecole Polytechnique Paris 2004

Heisenberg-Fellowship 1992

DFG-Research Fellowship 1989

DAAD-Fellowship 1981