Dr. Maren Brehme

Maren Brehme
Dr. Maren Brehme
Building A 69, Room 225
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28702

Function and Responsibilities:

Research Scientist in the subgroup "Sustainable Production Technologies"

Research Interests:

·       Geothermal Exploration and Reservoir Engineering, sustainable use of subsurface resources

·       Permeability distribution in the subsurface and its effect on fluid flow

·       Hydraulic conductivity of fracture systems, fluid flow in deep and shallow aquifers

·       Interaction of tectonic structures, the rise of groundwater and the composition of this water


Research Scientist

GFZ-German Research Center for Geosciences, International Center for Geothermal Research, Potsdam, Germany

2010 – ongoing

·   Reservoir Engineering

·   Fluid flow in geothermal reservoirs

·   Subsurface permeability distribution

·   Geological field work, laboratory work and well log interpretation

·   Thermal-hydraulic and hydrochemical modeling

Research Scientist

GFZ-German Research Center for Geosciences, Section Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution, Potsdam, Germany

2009 – 2010

·   Subsurface fluid flow at lakes and rivers

·   Laboratory studies on hydrochemistry of water

·   Hydrogeological field work

Project Engineer

KWS Geotechnik GmbH, Consulting Engineers for Hydrogeology, Berlin, Germany


·   Characterization of local fluid flow systems

·   Analysis of fluid composition

·   Environmental remediation

Project Coordination Assistant

GFZ-German Research Center for Geosciences, Administration, Potsdam, Germany


·       International Project Management


Dr. rer. nat. (Geoscience)

University of Göttingen (GAUSS-program)                

Göttingen, Germany              2015

Thesis-title:    The role of fault zones on structure, operation and prospects of geothermal reservoirs - A case study in Lahendong, Indonesia


Dipl.Ing. (Hydrogeology)

Technical University Berlin                                                                                            

Berlin, Germany    2008

Thesis-title:    Groundwater composition and groundwater flow in the area of Dörtyol/Hatay/Turkey


“Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs” DESTRESS (Geothermal Energy Systems-GFZ)

“Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems” GEMex (Geothermal Energy Systems-GFZ)

"Longterm use of the Lahendong geothermal field" LoLa (Geothermal Energy Systems-GFZ)

Research Boards and Committees:

Deputy of the Equal Opportunities Commissioner

PhD Representative