Who we are

Jannes Kordilla

Dr. Jannes Kordilla

Group leader

+49 (551) 39-9398

jkordil@gwdg.de

Jannes is a lecturer and researcher (Akad. Rat. a.Z.) at the University of Goettingen (Faculty of Geoscience and Geography, Dept. Applied Geology, Prof. Sauter) and heading the Fractured Rock Hydrogeology group. His research focus is on laboratory and catchment-scale unsaturated flow dynamics in porous fractured media. He is involved in the development of high-performance smoothed particle hydrodynamics codes and large-scale modeling approaches.

Elena Shigorina

Dr. rer. nat. Elena Shigorina

Postdoc

+49 (551) 39-7913

eshigor@gwdg.de

Elena joined in 2015 as a Ph.D. student and focusses on the development of SPH codes to gain a deeper understanding of fracture-scale infiltration dynamics in fractured-porous media. She is currently enhancing a multiscale SPH model (former DFG project) as part of her Dorothea-Schlözer scholarship  to allow efficient adaptive resolution simulations of flows in fractured-porous systems.

Lysander Bresinsky

M.Sc. Lysander Bresinsky

Ph.D. student

+49 (551) 39-7913

lbresin@gwdg.de

Lysander started his Ph.D. in late 2017 as part of the BMBF funded project MedWater (project lead Prof. Engelhardt, Prof. Sauter) within the GRoW initiative. He develops a high-performance double-continuum groundwater model of the mediterranean Western Aquifer Basin, with focus on the erratic infiltration dynamics in (semi-)arid regions.

Torsten Noffz

M.Sc. Torsten Noffz

Ph.D. student

+49 (551) 39-7913

tnoffz@gwdg.de

Torsten joined in 2018 to pursue his Ph.D. as part of the DFG project „iKarst“. He focusses on the surface-subsurface coupling, recharge dynamics and development of catchment-scale distributive modeling applications for fractured karst systems.

Torsten Noffz

M.Sc. Florian Rüdiger

Ph.D. student

+49 (551) 39-7913

florianrued@gmail.com

Florian joined the group in the beginning of 2019. As part of a DFG project on preferential flow dynamics in porous-fractured media he is investigating the relationship between fracture network topology and preferential flow path formation via experimental work on laboratory and field scales and analytical modeling.

Temke Hector

B.Sc. Judith Carstens

M.Sc. student

+49 (551) 39-7913

judith.carstens@stud.uni-goettingen.de

Judith is investigating infiltration dynamics in karst systems as part of our DFG project with partners from TU Dresden. Her focus is on the measurement and interpretation of groundwater recharge in complex fractured-porous systems via water table fluctuation methods and adapted dual-domain recharge models.

Thibault Würsch

B.Sc. cand. Max Hauptmann

B.Sc. student

+49 (551) 39-7913

m.hauptmann@stud.uni-goettingen.de

As part of his B.Sc. thesis Max develops distributed groundwater recharge models of a karst spring (DFG project iKarst) in order to calculate infiltration rates considering climate, surface and soil characteristics. His work supports the challenging task of integrated simulation of complex karst systems where strong preferential flows dominate groundwater recharge.

Temke Hector

B.Sc. Mika Greif

B.Sc. student

+49 (551) 39-7913

mika.greif@stud.uni-goettingen.de

Mika studies the formation of preferential flow paths in porous-fractured systems which remain a challenging key component for the understanding of recharge in consolidated aquifer formations. His B.Sc. work focusses on well-controlled laboratory and field experiments to highlight the connection between internal fracture network geometry and topology and the dynamic influence on the arrival behavior and interaction with the porous matrix.

Alumni

Former students who have been under my supervision as a primary supervisor (thesis) or employed as student assistants. Further students (project works, second supervisor) can be found here.

Anna-Marie Sustrate

M.Sc. Temke Hector
(2021)
Scientific Assistant, Applied Geology, Goettingen

Anna-Marie Sustrate

B.Sc. Kim Bartsch
(2021)
M.Sc. student, Netherlands, Utrecht

Anna-Marie Sustrate

B.Sc. Hauke Fehnker
(2020)
M.Sc. student

Anna-Marie Sustrate

M.Sc. Thibault Würsch
(2019)
Ph.D. student, Bristol, UK

Anna-Marie Sustrate

M.Sc. Emanuel Thoenes
(2019)
Hydrogeology consultant, HPC, Germany

Anna-Marie Sustrate

M.Sc. Xue Xu
(2019)
Consultant/R&D, Shenzhen, China

Anna-Marie Sustrate

M.Sc. Tomas Squella
(2019)
Consultant, WSP, Chile

Anna-Marie Sustrate

M.Sc. Fatima Halari
(2019)
Consultant, Millenium EMS Solutions, Canada

Anna-Marie Sustrate

B.Sc. Anne-Marie Sustrate
(2017/18)
M.Sc. student, Geosciences, University of Goettingen

Alexa Terrell

M.Sc. Alexa Terrell
(2017/18)
Hydrogeologist,  Water resources development

M.Sc. Marcus Veltri
(2017/18)
Numerical Modeller, UIT GmbH

Huichen Yang

M.Sc. Huichen Yang
(2017/18)
Ph.D. student, University of Goettingen

Valentin Haselbeck

M.Sc. Valentin Haselbeck
(2017)
Hydrogeologist (modeling, data processing), K+S Kassel

Juzer Nalwala

M.Sc. Juzer Nalwala
(2017)
Environmental Consultant, AECOM, Mumbai, India

Bilal Tariq

M.Sc. Bilal Tariq
(2017)
PhD student, NMBU, IFE, Norway

Shahid Manzoor

M.Sc. Shahid Manzoor
(2017)
Hydrogeologist & Eng. Geologist, Baugrundbüro Dr. Matthias Mokosch

Kevin De Vriendt

M.Sc. Kevin De Vriendt
(2016/17)
Now at CSIC/UPC Barcelona pursuing a Ph.D

Imran Haider

M.Sc. Imran Haider
(2017)
Eng. Consultant, MM Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd

Ather Abbas

M.Sc. Ather Abbas
(2016/17)
Now pursuing a Ph.D. at EM2 LabUNIST, South Korea.

B.Sc. Mara Wilhelmina Meyer
(2016/17)

Christopher Koch

B.Sc. Christopher Koch
(2016)
M.Sc. student, Geosciences, University of Goettingen