GeoZentrum Nordbayern der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is now one of the largest research universities in Germany. Its five faculties cover the entire spectrum of modern academic disciplines, from the humanities, social sciences and theology to medicine, law, economics, sciences and engineering. FAU is committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research that often crosses the boundaries of individual subjects. Following the University’s motto “Moving knowledge. FAU.”, the various faculties and subjects work together to offer a range of interdisciplinary degree programs, the like of which is hard to find anywhere else.

The GeoThermal/GeoEnergy section of the chair of Geology deals with all the topics within the fields of geoenergy, such as geothermics, hydrocarbons, underground storage, etc. Our team focusses on three main areas deep geothermal energy, shallow geothermal energy and reservoir analysis.

The research spectrum of the near-surface geothermal energy working group (Applied Sedimentology) covers the large topic area of shallow, earth-coupled geothermal systems, which can be investigated on a university-owned test field under various real conditions. Furthermore, sustainable flood protection, geophysical investigation methods, the determination of petro- and pedophysical parameters, as well as their large- and small-dimensional interpretation and representation using GI systems, among other things, are focal points of the research activity.

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, GeoZentrum Nordbayern


Schlossgarten 5
91054 Erlangen