The Division of Structural Geology and Tectonophysics, hosted within the Institute of Applied Geosciences at KIT, performs research in the field of Reservoir Characterization and Rock Magnetism, and focuses on Structural Diagenesis of porous and fractured reservoir-rocks from micro- to reservoir-scale.
Cementation processes and associated material- and fluid transport are characterized and modeled using comprehensive analytics and fundamental experiments. Process- and strategy analyses are developed for the optimum utilization of reservoirs, storages and georesources.
Rock magnetic properties and their anisotropy are studied from sedimentary to basement rocks in all type of rocks and are applied for a wide range of geological processes. This ranges from microstructural analysis to stratigraphic correlation.