Bochum University of Applied Sciences
E-Mail: martin.balcewicz - at - rockphysics.org
Phone: +49 234 32 10716
Martin is a research assistant at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in the Reservoir Engineering and Rock Physics research group and a PhD student of the Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). His ongoing Ph.D. thesis “Characteristic material properties influenced by fractures: From geology to non-destructive testing“ is supervised by Prof. Dr. Erik H. Saenger and Prof. Dr. Holger Steeb. Focused on structural geology and tectonics, Martin finished the M.Sc. program in Geosciences at the RUB (2019) as well as his B.Sc. (2016).
In addition to his experience as a structural geologist in the field, Martin Balcewicz has developed skills in laboratory experiments and X-ray Computed Tomography (XRCT) in recent years. Therefore, he is able to select suitable samples for upcoming laboratory experiments and to link these laboratory results with subsequent numerical modeling. For this purpose, Martin is developing a so-called digital twin, in which he assigns physical rock properties to individual material particles in a location-dependent volume. His main interest is the relationship between the properties of fractured and porous rocks and their scale dependence.