Welcome to the Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW) at KIT, founded in 1825. Our innovations in teaching and research strive for a sustainable use of the subsurface on GeoEnergy, Groundwater, RawMaterials and Storage. The institute consists of eight chairs and has a collegial board of directors, represented by an executive director.
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum, Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider, Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers, Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl, Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb, Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nevena Tomašević, Prof. Dr. Armin Zeh
Our chairs address following teaching- and research topics:
Professor Jochen Kolb explains the pilot plant for lithium extraction on the site of the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal to Minister President Winfried Kretschmann and Environment Minister Thekla Walker.Link
Accumulated heat underground holds great potential for heat supply according to study.KIT press release
The international Science Council (ISC) honors the mathematical geophysicist Dr. Alik Ismail-Zadeh with a Fellowship. Dr. Alik Ismail-Zadeh is currently conducting research at the Institute of Applied Geosciences of KIT on the understanding of earthquakes, the dynamics of volcanic lava, their hazards and risks.
Kathrin Menberg is researching the sustainable use of geoenergy - Comprehensive support on the way to a professorship. To the article.KIT press release
Prof. Nico Goldscheider can be seen in a report on the P.M. Wissen programme on Servus TV. Here he gives insights into our research in Kleinwalsertal in Austria, one of the test regions of our KARMA project. The World Karstaquifer Map (WOKAM) can also be seen. To the whole episode.To the report
While the world holds its breath because of the corona crisis, Valentin Goldberg is on the remote volcano Tolhuaca in Chile - and at first, he doesn't notice anything.clicKIT article
Researchers have developed a new method to investigate groundwater resources more cost-effectively, more simply and more comprehensively than before. To the article.To the article
Geosciences at KIT in the ranking by U.S.News (2020) in first place nationwide.Article in US News