University Education/Professional Experience


University Education

1987: Diplom-Physiker (Diploma Physicist), University of Göttingen, Germany

Diploma Thesis: “Time-stability of the magnetotelluric impedance”

1991: Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Göttingen, Germany

PhD Thesis: “A triaxial magnetometer for the continuous observation of geomagnetic variations in deep boreholes – first tests in the pilot borehole of the German Continental Deep Drilling Project”


1999: Doctor habilitatus (Dr. rer. nat. habil.), University of Leipzig, Germany

Habilitation Thesis: “Development of three-dimensional finite difference resistivity, sensitivity, and IP forward modeling techniques and their application to surface and borehole surveys”


Professional Experience

1987 – 1992 University of Göttingen, Institute of Geophysics, Research Associate


1992 – 1995 Geological Survey of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Post-Doc


1996 – 1998 École Polytechnique, Montreal/Canada, Researcher and Lecturer, additional research grant from the German Research Foundation


1998 – 1999 Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hannover, Researcher,

Lectures at University of Leipzig


since 2000 TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Geophysics, Full Professor of

Applied Geophysics (with Focus on Numerical Electromagnetics)


2003 – 2018 Head of the Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg


2008/2009 Research sabbatical at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand

2019/2020 Research sabbatical at the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, Australia