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My research field is the model-based investigation of flow and transport of contaminants and pesticides in porous media with a focus on fractured geologies and coupled porous-media - free flow systems. My work closely combines experimental work and modeling to enhance the understanding and predictability of mass transfer processes in fractured and porous media. Part of my work is the development of a wiki about contaminant transport in fractured limestone aquifers (

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Language Skills:
German, English, Danish, basic knowledge in French

Research areas

Transport processes in porous media, groundwater, pesticides, chlorinated solvents, fractured porous media, numerical modeling, pumping and tracer tests, coupled porous-medium and free flow systems, multiphase flow in porous media, evaporation processes. Software skills: COMSOL Multiphysics, FEFlow, C++, MATLAB, Python, high-performance computing (HPC).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Dr.-Ing. (PhD), University of Stuttgart


Dipl.-Ing., University of Stuttgart



  • User defined:
  • Groundwater, contaminant transport, modeling
  • Chlorinated solvents, pesticides
  • Free flow and porous media
  • Limestone, clayey till, fractured geologies
  • Pesticides


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