Welcome to the Department of Technical Petrophysics at KIT

We are an interdisciplinary group conducting with enthusiasm research and teaching on physical properties of minerals and rocks. We study the system Earth from atomistic to global scale. Our focus is on in-situ behavior of geomaterials under dynamic loading conditions and the interrelation of properties. We use a variety of experimental and numerical methods to better understand and quantify the underlying mechanisms and processes of observed material behavior. The knowledge gained is used to improve geo-energy technologies and better protect our environment. For example, the office of the State Geothermal Research Center (LandesForschungsZentrum, lfzg.de) is affiliated with the Department of Technical Petrophysics

“How can the energy and entropy in geosystems be better understood and utilized?”
(Frank Schilling)


Our self-image in Technical Petrophysics

We contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through "Quality Education", in research on "Affordable and Clean Energy" with a focus on "Climate Protection" and "Clean Water". In doing so, we strengthen "Global Partnerships" with national and international partners.


Alik Ismail-ZadehMarkus Breig, KIT
Alik Ismail-Zadeh zum Ehrenmitglied des Internationalen Wissenschaftsrats ernannt

International Science Council (ISC) ehrt mathematischen Geophysiker aus dem KIT mit einer Fellowship

Dr. Alik Ismail-Zadeh forscht am Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften des KIT in den Gebieten Geodynamik, Seismologie, Sedimentgeologie und Tektonik, Georisiken, Risikoanalyse, Wissenschaftsdiplomatie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Seine aktuelle Forschung befasst sich mit dem Verständnis von Erdbeben, der Dynamik vulkanischer Lava, ihren Gefahren und Risiken.

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Tresor für CO2 – Prof. F.R. Schilling im ZDF & 3SAT über Carbon Capture & Storage

„Vor zehn Jahren hätten wir einfach noch durch Landnutzungsänderungen das ganze Problem weitestgehend lösen können. Heute brauchen wir enorme Mengen negativer Emissionen, also CO2, das man aktiv wieder aus der Atmosphäre entfernt“.

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In our interdisciplinary research group, we study and teach the physical properties of minerals and rocks, from the atomic to the global scale.

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