Wolfgang Bauer, PhD (Geologist)

Wolfgang is an expert for geothermal energy and exploration. He graduated from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg and received his PhD from Wuerzburg in 2000 on the geothermal situation in the Franconian Basin (Northern Bavaria). He worked with KTB, the German ultra-deep drilling program. In 1997 he founded his own consulting company for geothermal energy. In 2005 he joined GeoEnergy Group as managing director of the exploration department. In 2008 he took over the exploration department in an MBO and formed 360Plus Consult. Wolfgang is a lecturer for geothermal energy at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg and co-initiator of the Geothermal Alliance Bavaria.

Hagen Deckert, PhD (Geologist)

Hagen is an expert in structural geology and fault analysis. He graduated from Wuerzburg University and received his PhD from Mainz University in 2003 on the quantification of deformation processes in acrretionary wedges. During his PhD and Postdoc career he received DAAD scholarships for working at Yale University and the University of Western Australia where he specialised in fracture network characterisation using digital outcrop models. In 2007 he joint ITB Bingen. Within ITB Hagen currently leads the Institute for geothermal resource management in Mainz.

Michael Drews, PhD (Geologist)

Michael is an expert in geomechanics and petrophysics. He graduated as a geologist from Mainz University in 2008 and received his PhD from Newcastle University in 2012 on shale petrophysics and geomechanics. After working 4 years with ConocoPhilips as global geomechanics expert for deep water exploration and well planning he joined the geothermal research group at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. Since 2019 he is Assistant Professor for Geothermal Technologies at the Technical University Munich.

Andreas Eberts, MSc (Geologist)

Andreas is an expert in remote sensing technology and structural exploration. He received his BSc in 2014 from Mainz University and his MSc in 2016 from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. In his Master’s thesis, he worked on the impact of tectonic deformation on the architecture of sediment routing systems in evolving rift basins. Andreas is currently finalizing his PhD thesis on the use of remote sensing and geophysical techniques to analyze the structural inventory and tectonic activity of basement areas.

Hamed Fazlikhani, PhD (Geologist)

Hamed is an expert for the integration and interpretation of geophysical data (seismic reflection, gravity and magnetic) applied in basin analysis and tectonics. He graduated from Montpellier University (France) and received his PhD from RWTH Aachen University on the “interaction between tectonic and sedimentation”. After a Postdoctoral research assistant position at the university of Bergen (Norway) he joined the geothermal research group at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg where he is currently research and teaching assistant.

Simon Freitag, MSc (Geologist)

Simon is an expert for fractured reservoirs and hydraulics. He received his BSc from Erlangen-Nuernberg University (“Correlation between lithofacies and petrophysical properties of the Upper Buntsandstein – case study of a closed down quarry in Neckarburken, Odenwald (Germany)”, 2012) and his MSc in (“ Influence of structure, lithology and diagenesis on reservoir heterogeneities in Zechstein fractured carbonates – analog study Nüxei and Tettenborn”, 2016) from RWTH Aachen, Simon is currently finalizing his PhD thesis on the influence of faults and fractures on the permeability of low porosity rocks.