University Teaching

Our teaching at the University of Basel and at ETH Zurich comprises basic and advanced studies in hydrogeology and -physics, geological and hydrological modeling, sedimentology of unconsolidated rock, as well as geoinformatics. Students of natural and earth sciences learn basics for economically and environmentally compatible approaches to solve current problems.

Our offer of continuing education in collaboration with other institutions aims adequate teaching of generally applicable procedures and knowledge from life sciences. By this, we give new impulse to practitioners, environmental agencies as well as representatives in economy and politics.

Research projects

PostDoc

2018Matthias H. Müller: "Thermal Management Systems for the Shallow Subsurface of Basel", BFE-Project
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger

Doctorate

2019Alberto Previati (Scientific Exchange): "Consideration of aquifer heterogeneity for heat-transport modelling", Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Supervision: Jannis Epting
Matteo Baralis (2 STSM-COST Gabi TU1405): "Development of concepts for the management of thermal resources in urban areas", Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Edile e Geotecnica
Supervision: Jannis Epting
Alejandro García-Gil (2 STSM-COST Suburban TU1206): "Development of concepts for the management of thermal resources in urban areas", Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), UPC Barcelona
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2016María del Mar García Alcaraz (Appointment as member of the board by the Department of Geotechnical Engineering & Geosciences [Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), UPC Barcelona) that examined the Ph.D. Thesis (Governing Council Agreement no. 105/2011]): "GIS Platform for Management of Shallow Geothermal Resources"
Supervision: Jannis Epting
2012Yael Schindler Wildhaber: "Methodologies to Measure and Characterise Fine Sediment Input to Alpine Rivers and Their Effects on Health and Reproduction of Gravel Spawning Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta)", NF: K-32K1-120486
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger

Master

presentHussein Alabdullah: "Groundwater residence times using radon as a tracer"
Supervision: Stefan Scheidler, Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
2019Anna Uhlig: "Regional modeling of heat transport in urban aquifers (Basel, Switzerland)", Co-operation with TU Dresden
Supervision: Rudolf Liedl, Marc Walther, Jannis Epting, Gerhard Rock, Falk Händel
Imaan Diedari: "Hydrogeophysics - River-groundwater Interaction"
Supervision: Stefan Scheidler, Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
2016Lukas Egli: "Thermal Impact of Subsurface Structures on Urban Groundwater Bodies"
Supervision: Matthias H. Müller, Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
2014Mandy Köhler: "Model Supported Evaluation of Depth-oriented Groundwater Temperature Measurements in the Urban Area of Basel (Switzerland)", Co-operation with TU Dresden and UFZ Leipzig
Supervision: Matthias H. Müller, Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
2013Stephan Löbmann: "Evaluation Parameter Sensitivity for the Numerical Characterization of Geothermal Energy Systems", Co-operation with TU Dresden and UFZ Leipzig
Supervision: Jannis Epting
Sven Schirmer: "Hydrogeophysical investigations of the subsurface and processes of river-groundwater interaction along the rivers Birs and Ergolz"
Supervision: Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
2011Jouri Semenov: "Factors Influencing Groundwater Temperature in the Region of Basel"
Supervision: Rebecca Page, Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
Tobias Egloff: "Detection of permeable geological fault zones in the basement and Mesozoic sediments based on biological, physical and chemical characteristics"
Supervision: Peter Huggenberger, Horst Dresmann, Franz Conen
2010Andreas Wüest: "Geophysical Investigations in the Birs valley - River-Groundwater Interaction and Karst Evolution"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2008Lukas Glur: "Geophysical Methods for investigating Fluvial Deposits and Karst Phenomena"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2007Hans Rudolf Pfister: "Neotectonics and surface processes with focus of river landscape development in the region of Cavazzo, Friuli, Italy"
Supervision: Peter Huggenberger, Holger Stünitz
2006Natalie Spoljaric: "Influence of Aquifer Heterogeneity on Groundwater Flow Regimes", Co-operation with MIT Boston
Supervision: Christian Regli, Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2001Ina Spottke: "Spatial modelling of Horst and Graben-structures in the Tabular Jura with GOCAD"
Supervision: Peter Huggenberger, Eric Zechner, Helmut Schaeben, Folker Donner
Michael Freivogel: "Modelling of balanced cross-sections and geological mapping in the area Mont Terri - La Croix (Canton Jura)"
Supervision: Peter Huggenberger, Christian A. Meyer, Thomas Noack

Bachelor

presentDominic Becker: "Influence of urban subsurface structures on groundwater temperatures"
Supervision: Jannis Epting
Carla Lutz: "Groundwater temperature development during heat summers"
Supervision: Jannis Epting
Dominik Mangold: "Hydrogeophysics – Detecting Karst features"
Supervision: Eric Zechner, Jannis Epting
Raphaël Remund: "Microbiological status of urban groundwater resources"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Jakob Zopfi
2019Nils Baumann: "Hydrogeophysics - River-groundwater Interaction"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2018Marie-Madeleine Stettler: "Hydrogeophysics – Groundwater recharge"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
Robert Dunst: "Application of spatiotemporal high-resolution groundwater temperature monitoring"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2016Nina Urfer: "Modeling River-groundwater Interaction during Flood Events"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
Adrian Erb: "Thermal Exchange between River and Groundwater within an urban Groundwater Body"
Supervision: Matthias H. Müller, Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
Livia Manser: "Urban Heat Islands and Elevated Groundwater Temperatures – A Comparison of Similarities and Dissimilarities of Different Cities of the Northern Hemisphere"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Matthias H. Müller, Peter Huggenberger
Marco Ramunno: "Thermal Impacts of River-groundwater Interaction on Urban Groundwater Bodies"
Supervision: Matthias H. Müller, Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2014Martin Engeler: "Investigation of Thermal Processes Related to River-groundwater Interaction"
Supervision: Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger
2010Nicola Kern: "Karst phenomena in the Muttenz-Pratteln area east of Basel"
Supervision: Peter Huggenberger, Horst Dresmann
Jouri Semenov: "Temperatures of Urban Aquifers"
Supervision: Rebecca Page, Jannis Epting, Peter Huggenberger