GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass

Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass
Building A 69, Room 216 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam



Mar 1991 - Dec 1993 Doctor-Thesis: Wells and Filters for the Treatment of Underground Contaminations, Graduation as Dr. rer. nat. in Mar 1994

Diploma in Applied Geology, Main Subject: Hydrogeology, March 1990

Mai 1987 - Mar 1990 Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Pre-Diploma Geology/Paleontology, Jan 1987

Oct 1984 - Apr 1987 University of Hamburg, Germany


Professional Experience

Since 05/09 Full Professor (W3) for Geothermal Science and Technology at Technische Universität Darmstadt

Since 06/08 Professor for Geothermal Systems and Geothermal Resources Utlization at School for Renewable Energy Science, Universities of Iceland and Akureyri, Iceland

2005 - 2009 Full Professor (W3) for Engineering Geology and Geothermal Laboratory at Technische Universität Darmstadt/Germany

1999 – 2005 Member of the Executive Board, CDM Consult AG; responsible for South Germany and International Acitivites, CDM Consult GmbH

Project Manager Geothermal Power Plant, FlowNet Management & Consult GmbH

Managing Director, FlowTex GUT GmbH, Ettlingen/Germany

Project Engineer, Pall Schumacher GmbH, Crailsheim/Germany


Professional Activities and Lecturing

1996 Founder of the Journal “Grundwasser”, Springer, (SCI listed since 2006) as a member of the working group A&I of FH-DGG

1996 - 1999 Lecturer at the Deutsche Bohrmeisterschule [German School for Drilling Professionals] in Celle, Germany, Professional training "Geology and Geotechnology"

1997 - 2004 Haus der Technik, Essen - Professional education, seminar leader "Practical Fundamentals for Groundwater Well Planning and Design"

1998 - 2005 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Construction Engineering: Horizontal Drilling Technology and Utility Construction, Hydrogeology, Construction Supervision

1996 – 2002 Co-editor of “Grundwasser”, Springer Publishers

2002 - Reviewer for “Grundwasser”

2003 - Expert for the DVGW for Horizontal Directional Drilling

2003 - 2005 University of Stuttgart: Hydrogeology and Water Wells

2004 - Professional Consulting Engineer for Geothermal Energy and Geotechnical Engineering at the Chamber of Consulting Engineers

2004 - 2008 Lecturer for Ground Water Well Hydraulics and Design (3 CTS) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2005 - Reviewer for ZDGG (Journal of the German Society for Geosciences)

Since 2005 TU Darmstadt: Geohydraulics, Geothermics, Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology, Drilling and Trenchless Technology

2006 - 2007 Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Universidad de la Serena, Lecturer for Applied Geology and Well Hydraulics

2006 Organizer and Lecturer of the 2006 Geothermal Summer School at the TUD: Introduction to Geothermal Systems

2006 1st Forum for Deep Geothermal Reservoirs in Hesse (Organizer)

2006 - Expert for Czech Science Foundation (Grantová agentura ?eské republiky)

2007 Organizer and Lecturer of the 2007 Geothermal Summer School at TU Darmstadt: Double Well Systems and Numerics

2007 2nd Forum for Deep Geothermal Reservoirs in Hesse (Organizer)

2007 - 2009 Associate Editor of the “Hydrogeology Journal” (Sci listed)

2008 Reviewer for the Journal of Thermal Sciences (Sci listed)

2008 Organizer and Lecturer of the 2008 Geothermal Summer School at TU Darmstadt: Shallow Geothermal Systems

2008 - 2011 Lecturer at RES - The School for Renewable Energy Science, University of Akureyri and Iceland, Iceland

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