Dr. Hannes Hofmann

Hannes Hofmann
Dr. Hannes Hofmann
Group Leader
Telegrafenberg
Building A 70, Room 204
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28739
hannes.hofmann@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Leader of the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group "Advanced reservoir engineering concepts for a controlled utilization of deep geothermal energy in urban areas" (ARES)

Research Interests:

  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)
  • Geothermal reservoir engineering
  • Hydraulic stimulation treatments
  • Geomechanics
  • Induced seismicity
  • Seismic risk mitigation
  • Numerical modeling
  • Cross-scale experiments
  • Sustainable and responsible use of the subsurface

Career:

2020-today: Leader of the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group ARES at GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2017-2020: Postdoc at GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2015-2017: Postdoc at University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Education:

2015: PhD in Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
2011: Msc in Geotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
2008: Bsc in Geotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Projects:

DESTRESS - Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs
http://www.destress-h2020.eu
GEMEX - Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems

Awards:

Young Scientist Award of the German Geothermal Association, 29 Nov. 2018, Essen, Germany 

Publications