Helmholtz-Zentrum Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum

Priv. Doz. Dr. Simona Regenspurg

Priv. Doz. Dr. Simona Regenspurg
Haus A 69, Raum 202 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Funktion und Aufgaben:

Head of the working group 4.8.4 Geothermal Fluids

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Understanding geochemical processes in geothermal systems (reactions at elevated p-, T- conditions)
  • Water-rock interactions and their significance for the environment
  • Mobility of inorganic pollutants
  • critical raw materials in geothermal fluids
--> Following a multidisciplinary approach by considering geochemistry in context with geology mineralogy, microbiology, and anthropogenic activities



  • 1992-1998: Studies of Geology/ Hydrogeology (Diplom) / Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.
  • 1999-2002: Graduate Research Assistant / Department of Hydrology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 2003-2004: Postdoctoral Research Associate / Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA.
  • 2004-2005: Scientific employee / Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) Hanover, Germany.
  • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Industrial Ecology, Royal University of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2006-2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Science and Technology (ISTE) at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland.
  • 2009 – present: Research Scientist / GFZ Potsdam
  • since 2013: Teaching as guest lecturer at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin; Department of Hydrogeology
  • 2016: Habilitation at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin; Department of Hydrogeology and further teaching as Privatdozent (PD)
  • since 2020: Head of the Working Group 4.8.4 Geothermal fluids


Finished projects

Ongoing projects

  • REFLECT (EU, Horizon2020): Redefining geothermal fluid properties at extreme conditions to optimise future geothermal energy extraction
  • ATES-GeoFern (BMWi): Geothermische Fernwärmeversorgung in Berlin - GeoFern
  • ATES IQ (BMWi): Geothermische Nutzung der Karbonatgesteine im norddeutschen Becken
  • (GEOTHERMICA; Horizon2020): Improving Geothermal System Performance through Collective Knowledge Building and Technology Development
  • CRM-Geothermal (EU , Horizon 2020)

Wissenschaftliche Gremien:

Koordination des GeoX AK Geothermie: https://www.geo-x.net/the-network/working-groups/wg-geothermal-energy/

Ambassador WING, chapter Germany: Women in Geothermal 

Aktiv im Fachausschuss Bildung und Forschung des BVG

Stellvertretende GBA

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