CV Broder Merkel


    • 1978: Diploma (master) in Geology/Hydrogeology
    • 26.9.1983: Dissertation (PhD)  Technische Universität München
    • 15.4.1992: Habilitation  (Dr. habil) Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel
    • 1.5.1993:- 9.2015: Chair of Hydrogeology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
    • 01.1995 - 12.2014: Head of the Geology Department
    • 06.2002 - 31.3.2006: Dean of Faculty  Geoscience, Geotechnique and Mining
    • 01.2012 - 2.2014: DFG liaison officer of TUBAF
    • 2010 to 2015: Dean of study course Geoecology (Bachelor and Master)
    • 2008 to 2015  Dean of the master course Groundwater Management
    • 3. 2014 - 9.2015 Vice rector for research of TUBAF
    • 10.2015 - 3.2017 Vice rector for strategic development of TUBAF
    • Head of the Scientific Diving Center of TUBAF
    • Editor for Environmental Earth Sciences
    • Editor for Arabian Journal of Geoscience

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Special fields


  • Development of subsurface sampling and monitoring techniques
  • Environmental isotopes
  • Exploration and exploitation of potable, mineral and thermal water
  • Hydrogeochemical modeling of aquatic systems
  • Numerical modeling of flow and transport and reactive transport modeling in porous and hard rock aquifers
  • Exploration, risk assessment and rehabilitation of soil and ground water contaminations
  • Calculation of evaporation, ground water recharge and vulnerability by means of GIS
  • Interpretation of remote sensing data for hydrogeological questions
  • Reactions, sorption and migration of uranium and daughter nuclide
  • Speciation of arsenic in geothermal systems
  • Mine closure and rehabilitation of waste rock piles and tailings
  • Development of passive in situ treatment systems of contaminants (industrial, mining)
  • Submarine hydrogeology, submarine ground water discharge
  • Geothermal groundwater
  • Geothermal energy