Dr. Hannes Hofmann

Hannes Hofmann
Dr. Hannes Hofmann
Gebäude A 70, Raum 207
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28739

Funktion und Aufgaben:

Demonstration of stimulation treatments to enhance the hydraulic performance of geothermal reserovirs while minimizing the environmental impact including induced seismicity within the framework of the project "DESTRESS - Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs", funded by the European Commission - Horizon 2020. 
Research topics include the evaluation of reservoir characteristics, planning and performing hydraulic stimulation treatments, estimating and analyzing seismic risks, and quantification of processes observed in field scale that can be validated and compared with laboratory and mine scale experiments and numerical simulations. 

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems
  • Geothermal reservoir engineering
  • Hydraulic stimulation treatments
  • Geomechanics
  • Induced seismicity
  • Numerical modeling
  • Sustainable and environmentally responsible use of the subsurface


2017-today: Research Scientist at GFZ Potsdam, Germany
2015-2017: Research Scientist at University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

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


DESTRESS - Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs
GEMEX - Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems