The job story

I studied Geology, Hydrology and Geochemistry – in Münster, London and Aachen. After geoscientific jobs in Jülich, Krefeld, Hannover, Hamburg, Berlin and Bonn I joined RWE and work in Cologne today. A bit more tells the attached curriculum vitae.  If you are interested, you may find a publication list right here:  Publication list

Work experience and professional training


Senior officer with RWE Power AG, Cologne/Germany. Topics: preventional measures for mining subsidence, urban land-use planning, real estate development, planning of post mining landscapes, emission balances (carbon footprint), CCS, project management.
Senior officer with RWE Power AG, Essen and Cologne/Germany. Topics: mining geology, water management, sustainable resource extraction, 3D reservoir modeling, sustainable resource management, exploration on strategic resources, emission balances (carbon footprint), R&D, geochemistry of mine waters as well as CCS.
Secondment as energy expert to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn. Topics: sustainable supply and usage of energy of developing countries in consonance with good governance.
Energy expert at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Berlin. Topics: Consultancy to develop concepts of energy supply for Germany. Analysis of global static lifetimes of fossil energy reserves.
Scientific consultant and market analyst at the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hannover. Topics: fossil fuels (lignite, hard coal, oil, natural gas, uranium, geothermal energy). More info about the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
Scientist and team member within the project "Geothermal potential of Northrhine-Westphalia" at the Geological Survey NRW in Krefeld. More info about the study "Geothermal potential of Northrhine-Westphalia“ (in German)
Research activity at the institute for oil and organic geochemistry, Research Centre Jülich.Topic: „Balance of methane exchange across coal-bearing sedimentary basins: The Ruhr Basin and the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany.“ Activities: construction and application of gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis of coal-related gases and atmospheric trace gases, petrophysical rock experiments, organic petrology, pyrolysis, gas transport processes. Fossil and recent balance of methane exchange at Rhine and Ruhr.
Training course "energy research" at the Research Centre Jülich. Topics: Energy supply, environment, economics, politics.
Training course "Numerical Modelling: Multiphase Flow and Transport Processes" at the University of Braunschweig. Topics: Single and Multiphase Flow, Transport Processes, Groundwater and Subsurface Remediation.
Expedition into the Northwest of Spitsbergen. Activities: geological, tectonic and sedimentological field work. Bird protection.

Higher Education

Graduate studies of Geology at the University Münster, Germany. Focus: Applied Geology, Sedimentology, and Tectonics. Diploma thesis: Petrography and Tectonics of the southern Mitra Peninsula in Albert I Land, NW-Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Academic Degree: Diplom-Geologe.
Studies of Geology abroad at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.
Undergraduate studies of Geology/Paleontology at the University Münster. Academic Degree: Vordiplom.
Primary School in Haltern-Lavesum and High School in Haltern am See (Westphalia). Degree: Abitur.