Dr. Bettina Strauch

Bettina Strauch
Dr. Bettina Strauch
Gebäude B, Raum 320
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1429
+49 331 288-1474

Funktion und Aufgaben:

research scientist

project manager ProSalz
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Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • fluid migration and related processes in salt rock
  • gas hydrate research (lab based investigation of e.g. CH4-CO2 exchange, effects of impurities, THF hydrate as substitute for natural hydrate)
  • analysis and microthermometry of fluid inclusions and in magmatic and sedimentary rocks
  • membrane based gas-water separation for gas capturing and monitoring purposes
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • low-temperature calorimetry
  • X-ray diffraction analysis coupled to freezing stage or humidity chamber


seit 2007 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, GFZ, Sektion 3.1
1993-1998 Technische Angestellte, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam.
1990-1992 Chemielaborant, Mikroelektronik-Stahnsdorf, Stahnsdorf, Germany.

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

2007 PhD, Kingston University, UK
Origin, migration and distribution of hydrocarbons in the alkaline igneous Khibiny pluton, NW-Russia

2002 Diplom Geologie, Universität Potsdam.
Geochemistry of the Yenisei River – composition of the fluvial endmember and its modification in the estuary

1998 Umweltschutztechniker, Bundesverband Ökologie.
angewandte Labortechniken im Umweltschutz

1990 Chemielaborant, Berlin-Chemie, Berlin.



ProSalz (Prozessverständnis, Skalierbarkeit und Übertragbarkeit von reaktivem Mehrphasentransport in Salzlagerstätten)
   - Projektkoordination
   - Geochemie der Fluide und Gesteine
   - Fluideinschlussanalytik
   - in situ Untertage Simulationen und laborbasierte Simulationen

SUGAR I and II (Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs)
   - usage of silicone membranes as Tools for Gas Extraction and Monitoring in the Course of  
     Hydrate Formation and Dissociation

   - lab based simulations on CO2 – CH4 exchange in gas hydrates

ASA project (Carl von Duisberg Foundation of development cooperation)
   - public campaign focussing on water pollution and waste in in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
SIRRO 2000 (German-Russian Kara-Sea Expedition, AWI Potsdam)
  - sampling of water, sediment and suspended matter in the Yenisei Estuary

  SFB 267 (Deformation Processes in the Andes)
   - mapping and structural analysis of the Eastern Puna, 24°S, Salta, Argentina