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Benedikt Ahrens



International Geothermal Centre
Bochum University of Applied Sciences


Benedikt Ahrens
Hochschule Bochum
Room G1 0-007
Lennershofstrasse 140
44801 Bochum

E-Mail: benedikt.ahrens - at -

Phone: +49 234 32 10862

Short CV

Benedikt Ahrens is a research assistant at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in the Reservoir Engineering and Rock Physics group within the International Geothermal Centre in Bochum, Germany. He holds a M.Sc. in Geosciences with specialization in geophysics from the Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jörg Renner in the Experimental Geophysics group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum he has recently completed his doctoral thesis entitled: “Experimental analysis of the frequency dependence of elastic and hydraulic properties of fractured rocks”.

His research interests lie in the area of rock deformation under in situ conditions (i.e. temperature and stress) in the context of fractured reservoir characterization. Using a multi-methodological approach of conventional and in-house developed laboratory techniques and experimental setups, microstructural analysis, and analytical modelling, he investigates the structure and state of rocks, as well as rock formations from constraints on the spatial distribution of their physical properties during elastic and inelastic deformation. Of his particular interest are the interrelation between elastic and hydraulic properties of intact and fractured reservoir rocks, their frequency and scaling dependence, and their contributions of hydro-mechanical coupling to in situ processes.

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