RWTH Aachen – Geological Institute

At the Geological Institute five working groups have their focus in sedimentary geology.
Currently the following research topics are covered in Aachen:

  • Carbonate sedimentology & diagenesis (Reuning)
  • Sedimentation & Tectonics (Back)
  • 3D seismic sedimentology and geomorphology (Back)
  • Salt systems (Strozyk)
  • Reservoir geology (Kukla)
  • Paleoclimate and paleogeography (Pfeiffer)

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology:

  • CL
  • Powder- and 2D-XRD

Regional focus of sedimentary geology research:
Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain), Africa (Nigeria, Namibia, Angola), Arabia (Egypt, Oman, Emirates), America (Brazil), Asia (Brunei, Thailand, Pakistan), Australia and New Zealand

Study offer
B.Sc. and M.Sc. im Applied Earth Sciences
B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Georesources Management
Analysis, Consulting


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Angular unconformity between Late Precambrian and Early Permian sedimentary rocks in Wadi Bani Kharus/Oman. Photo: Kukla 2017

Brief descriptions of institutes doing research and training in the field of sedimentology.

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