New professor: Geophysics


Florian Wagner as Substitute Professor of Applied Geophysics

Florian Wagner Copyright: Wagner

We are very pleased to welcome Florian Wagner, a former RWTH student and graduate, at our division! Upon the completion of his Bachelor studies in Georesources Management (2006 to 2009), he completed his Master studies within the IDEA League Joint M.Sc. program in Applied Geophysics (2009 to 2011) and specialized in the field of geophysical monitoring of subsurface processes.

During his dissertation (2012 to 2016) at ETH Zurich, Florian Wagner worked at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience in Potsdam, Germany, and conducted research on geoelectrical monitoring of geological CO2 storage reservoirs.

From 2016 to 2019, Florian Wagner worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Bonn. His work comprised projects on joint and process-based imaging for permafrost characterization and monitoring as well as teaching & theses supervision on Bachelor and Master level. From September to December 2018 Florian Wagner was a visiting scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working on joint inversion of seismic refraction and electrical resistivity data for an improved quantitative characterization of permafrost systems. In 2017, he received the Water-Monitoring-Price endowed with 50,000 € the for his research on process-based subsurface imaging.

Since October 1, 2019 he holds the position as substitute professor of Applied Geophysics.