Abrasivity testing (Cerchar & LCPC Test) Drill & blast, roadheader cutting, TBM boring; performance and wear analysis and prognosis.

Stability problems, rock mass characterization and classification. Especially: processes of weathering, swelling behaviour and problems induced by high insitu-stress conditions. 

Stability problems, rock mass characterization and classification. Especially: processes of weathering, swelling behaviour and problems induced by high insitu-stress conditions

Landslides in rock and soil - causes, processes & mitigation measures; development of a continuous 3D monitoring system with time domain reflectometry.

See also website of the TUM Landslides Group.

Genesis of mineral deposits and evaluation of raw materials and rock properties; research in deposits of industrial minerals, aggregates, dimension and decorative stones, gemstones and selected metallic ores.

General topics

  • Sedimentology
  • Mapping assignments of the Bavarian Geological Survey:
    - Tectonics & geomechanics of the Northern Calcareous Alps
    - Structure and development of the Bavarian Forest