Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1986
    Vordiplom (intermediate examination) in oceanography/physics

  • 1991
    Diplom degree in geophysics, CAU Kiel, Germany

  • 1991
    Teaching the use of seismic sources in Brazil, AWI and GTZ

  • 1993
    Physical properties specialist, ODP-leg149, Texas A&M University, USA

  • 1995
    Doctorate, University and GEOMAR Kiel

  • 1995 – 1997
    Project management of DEKORP, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) Potsdam, Germany

  • 1997 – 2001
    Head of the "Norddeutsches Becken" (North German Basin) junior research group, GFZ Potsdam

  • 2002 – 2007
    Lead scientist in the Lithosphere Dynamics section, GFZ Potsdam

  • Since 2007
    Professor of geophysics with research focus on seismics, TU Berlin, Germany

  • 2007 – 2015
    Head of Section 'Seismics, Gravimetry and Magentics', LIAG, Hannover, Germany

  • 2013 – 2015
    Vice Director, LIAG, Hannover

  • since 2016
    Director of Department "Geophysics" and Head of Section "Oberflächennahe Geophysik" ("Near surface geophysics"), Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum, GFZ, Potsdam

Selected publications

  • Krawczyk, C.M. et al.: Seismic and sub-seismic deformation prediction in the context of geological carbon trapping and storage. In: Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences, 2015; 10.1007/978-3-319-13930-2_5.

  • Malehmir, A. et al.: Geophysical assessment and geotechnical investigation of quick-clay landslides – a Swedish case study. In: Near Surface Geophysics, 2013;

  • Krawczyk, C.M. et al.: Sinkholes in the city of Hamburg? New urban shear-wave reflection seismic system enables high-resolution imaging of subrosion structures. In: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.02.003.

  • Gabriel, G. et al.: Anomalies of the Earth's Total Magnetic Field in Germany? The first complete homogenous dataset reveals new opportunities for multi-scale geoscientific studies. In: Geophysical Journal International, 2011, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04924.x.

  • Chen, H.C. et al.: Field layout of a tiltmeter array to monitor micro-deformation induced by pumping through a horizontal collector well. In: Near Surface Geophysics, 2010, doi:10.3997/1873-0604.2010023.

  • Guterch, A. et al.: Chapter 2: Crustal structure and structural framework. In: Doornebal, H., Stevenson, A. (eds.): Petroleum Geological Atlas of the Southern Permian Basin Area. EAGE, Houten 2010. S. 11-23.

  • Polom, U. et al.: High-resolution SH-wave seismic reflection for characterization of onshore ground conditions in the Trondheim harbor, central Norway. In: Miller, R.D., Bradford, J.D., Holliger, K. (eds.): Advances in Near-Surface Seismology and Ground-Penetrating Radar. SEG, Tulsa 2010. S. 75-92.

  • Buddensiek, M.-L. et al.: Performance of piezo-crystal transducers with respect to amplitudes and waveform in laboratory seismic application. In: Geophysics 74(2), 2009. T33-T45.

  • Endres, H. et al.: Quantitative Fracture Prediction from Seismic Data. In: Petroleum Geoscience 14(4), 2008. S. 369-377, doi: 10.1144/1354-079308-751.

  • Krawczyk, C.M. et al.: Caledonian Tectonics. In: McCann, T. (ed.): The Geology of Central Europe, vol. 1. Geological Society, London 2008. S. 301-381. ISBNprint: 978-1-86239-245-8.

  • Lohr, T. et al.: Prediction of sub-seismic faults and fractures – integration of 3D seismic data, 3D retrodeformation, and well data on an example of deformation around an inverted fault. In: AAPG Bulletin 92(4), 2008. S. 473-485,

  • Lohr, T. et al.: Structural evolution of the NW German Basin over time from 3-D reflection seismic data – a case study at the border between Lower Saxony Basin and Pompeckj Block. In: Basin Research 19(4), 2007. S. 579-597, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2007.00338.x.

Selected projects

  • SIMULTAN (Processes of sinkhole formation, Germany)

  • PROTECT (Deformation modelling, Otway Basin)

  • SeSAR – geothermal exploration, Indonesia

  • TIPTEQ – geodynamics, Chile

  • SPOC – subduction zone, Chile

  • DEKORP – depth seismics, Germany

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chief Executive Editor and Member of the Editorial Board of "Solid Earth"

  • Member of DFG Senate Commission Earth System Research

  • Member of National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

  • President of division Seismology, European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2011 – 2015

  • Member of Executive Board, German Geophysical Society (DGG), 2008 – 2016

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Procurement of outside funding and project management

  • Organisation and execution of measurement campaigns

  • Teaching activities

  • Reviewer for international journals

  • Organisation of sessions at conferences

  • Public relations work

  • MINT activities (promoting Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Science & Technology)


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