GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Dr. Matthias Rosenau

Dr. Matthias Rosenau
Building A 14, Room 13 (Labor)
14473 Potsdam
Building E, Room 453 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Experimental Tectonics Lab ( HelTec )

Research Interests:

Tectonics & Geohazards


2004:  PHD / Dr. rer. nat. (Free University Berlin)
1999: Geology diploma / Dipl.-Geol. (University Giessen)


2021-2025 Fish tectonics - True tri-axial deformation of the Earth

  • Role: Host, SupervisorFunding: China Scholarship Council (CSC)
2010-2023 EPOS - European Plate Observing System
  • Role: PP-Working Group Member, IP-Taskleader, Host, Consortium board member & chair; Funding: EU/EPOS ERIC

2014-2022 CRC/SFB 1114 - Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems      

  • Role: PI; Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

2019-2022 MATH+ - Cluster of Excellence        

  • Role: PI; Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

2019-2022 AspEQt - Earthquake cycle dynamics

  • Role: Supervisor; Funding: Geo.X Young Academy

2018-2022   4D-Rifts - Analogue modelling of oblique rifts and obliquely rifted margins

  • Role: Co-PI; Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
2019-2020 TRADIPO - Analogue Earthquake Prediction
  • Role: HostFunding: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD PRIME)

2016-2020 SUBiTOP - Understanding subduction zone topography through modelling of coupled shallow and deep processes 

  • Role: PI; Funding: Marie Curie ETN (EU)

2019 LAC2019Latin-American Colloquium of Geosciences      

  • Role: Scientific Committee member; Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

2011-2017 GEOSIM - Helmholtz Research School for Explorative Simulation in Earth Sciences

  • Role: PI; Funding: Helmholtz Association (HGF)

2012-2016 Megathrust earthquake cycle kinematics

  • Role: Host, Supervisor; Funding: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

2012-2015 TIPTIMON - Tien Shan-Pamir Monitoring Program in the framework program CAME - Central Asia – Monsoon dynamics and Geo-ecosystems

  • Role: PI, coordinator, speaker; Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

2011-2015 TOPOMOD - Sculpting the Earth’s topography: Insights from modelling deep – surface processes 

  • Role: PI; Funding: Marie Curie ITN (EU)

2014 GeoMod - The International Conference on Modelling in Geosciences       

  • Role: Organizer; Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

2011-2014 MARISCOS - MAule eaRthquake: Integration of Seismic Cycle Observations and Structural investigations

  • Role: PI; Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Research Boards and Committees:

Reviewer for funding agencies:
U.S. National Science Foundation - NSF, European Research Council - ERC, Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF, French National Research Agency - ANR, Swiss National Science Foundation- SNF, Australien Research Council - ARC, Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Chile - CONICYT/FONDECYT, Royal Society of New Zealand/Marsden Fund, ETH Zurich Research Commission
Reviewer for journals:
Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, EOS, Nature Scientific Reports, Nature Communications Earth & Environment, Earth-Science Reviews, Journal of Geodynamics, Solid Earth, Lithosphere, Journal of Structural Geology, Geophysical Journal International, Tectonics, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, Geomorphology, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Geological Magazine, Materials, Anais ABC, Earth System Science Data
PHD and habilitation jury member:
Free University Berlin (Germany), Universität Hamburg (Germany), University of Bern (Switzerland), University of Ferrara (Italy), University Roma Tre (Italy), University of Montpellier (France), University of Oslo (Norway), Royal Holloway, University of London (UK), Sorbonne University Paris (France)

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