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ENGINEERING GEOLOGY: The field of Engineering Geology involves geologic work that is relevant to Civil Engineering construction and public safety. The Engineering Geologist utilizes specialized geologic training and experience to provide civil engineers, land-use planners, environmental specialists, and public policy makers with quantitative geologic information and recommendations, together with judgmental assessments of geological constraints. Engineering Geology is imperative for ensuring that geologic factors affecting the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of construction works are adequately recognized, interpreted, and presented for use in engineering and related practice. The Engineering Geologist, in cooperation with the Civil Engineer, bears an important responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare, to the extent that geology impacts engineering works. Some key activities of Engineering Geologists include: - Foundation investigations for all types of major civil engineering structures, including dams, bridges, power plants, pumping plants, airports, large buildings, and towers. - Geologic hazards evaluations, including landslides and mass wasting processes, faults and earthquakes, subsidence, expansive and collapsible soils, expansive bedrock, cavernous rock, and liquefaction. - Construction geology, including slope stability evaluation, dewatering and sub-drainage requirements, grouting considerations, and excavatability. - Geologic conditions assessments along tunnel, pipeline, railway, highway, and transmission line routes. - Evaluation of geologic conditions (including groundwater) for open pit mines, aggregate quarries, impounded reservoir areas, and residential, commercial, and industrial land use and development sites. - Site investigation program specification and evaluation, in conjunction with geotechnical project work. - Geologic input and field data synthesis in support of geotechnical analysis, modeling, and design. - Exploration and development related to sources of rock, soil and sediment for use as construction material. For information: http://www.iag.tugraz.at MINERALOGY & HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY: The focus of Mineralogy and Hydrogeochemistry comprises fundamental research as well as applied and environmental studies. Tasks are the origin and use of natural and synthetic inorganic materials, interaction between water and rock as well as the evolution and contamination of natural waters. A primary goal in education is to impart profound knowledge in the field of analysis and evaluation of sediments and sedimentary rock as well as industrial raw materials and products. Based on these topics interaction of solids with aqueous solutions are investigated. Main topics in research and education are related to the physicochemical processes, which control the mobilisation and transport of dissolved and suspended material and the composition and quality of aqueous solutions from natural and anthropogenic origin. A detailed understanding of water and element cycles within the spectra of precipitation, ground water and sea water is given. The practical acquisition of field, laboratory and simulation methods attracts special interest. Above skills are required for activities in the field of "water" in agencies, universities, consulting engineers, and industry. Moreover, geochemical, material-based, and isotopic knowledge open up manifold workscopes e.g. in the area of soil, raw materials, binders, refractory in engineering and science. The Mineralogy and Hydrogeochemistry at the Technical University of Technology provides important links between natural sciences and engineering. Close interaction in research and education exists especially with aspects of Geochemie and Hydrogeology. Further information: http://www.iag.tugraz.at

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Calcium Carbonate Chemical Compounds
Isotopes Chemical Compounds
Fractionation Chemical Compounds
aragonite Earth & Environmental Sciences
calcite Earth & Environmental Sciences
isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences
fractionation Earth & Environmental Sciences
Oxygen Isotopes Chemical Compounds

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Andre Baldermann


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Ralf Benischke



Research Output 1980 2019

GigaPan Image-Based 3D Reconstruction for Engineering Geological Investigations

Lee, H., Mostegel, C., Fraundorfer, F. & Kieffer, D. S. 2019 IAEG/AEG Annual Meeting Proceedings, San Francisco, California, 2018. Springer International Publishing AG , Vol. 6, p. 207-215

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Advances in concrete materials for sewer systems affected by microbial induced concrete corrosion: A review

Grengg, C., Mittermayr, F., Ukrainczyk, N., Koraimann, G., Kienesberger, S. & Dietzel, M. 1 May 2018 In : Water Research. 134, p. 341-352 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Aragonite-calcite veins of the 'Erzberg' iron ore deposit (Austria): Environmental implications from young fractures

Boch, R., Wang, X., Kluge, T., Leis, A., Lin, K., Pluch, H., Mittermayr, F., Baldermann, A., Böttcher, M. E. & Dietzel, M. 29 May 2018 In : Sedimentology. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 1981 2018

Schwefelwasserstoff im Kanalwesen: Ursachen-Problemstellungen-Lösungsmöglichkeiten

Grengg, C. (Speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Science to publicInvited talk at conference or symposium

Forschungsförderung: regionale, nationale und internationale Programme sowie erfolgreiche Antragstellung

Sobian, D. (Participant)
17 Jan 2018

Activity: Professional training and personal development

Projektmanagment Lehrgang IPMA Level C

Sobian, D. (Participant)
22 Jan 201828 Jan 2018

Activity: Professional training and personal development


1. Platz beim 18. Forum für junge Ingenieurgeologen in Berlin

Daniela Anna Engl (Recipient), 16 Mar 2011

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

1996-1997 USCOLD Graduate Scholarship

Daniel Scott Kieffer (Recipient), 1 Oct 1997

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Anerkennungspreis der Universität Innsbruck für ausgezeichnete wissenschaftliche Forschung

Daniela Anna Engl (Recipient), 8 Apr 2010

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Projects 1992 2023


Reiterer, E. & Latal, C.


Project: Research project

TestTrack_Kat3 - Test Track Sinter Formation

Leis, A. & Dietzel, M.


Project: Research project