• 8010

    Rechbauerstraße 12 Graz


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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
calcite Earth & Environmental Sciences
aragonite Earth & Environmental Sciences
Fractionation Chemical Compounds
isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences
Carbonates Chemical Compounds
Oxygen Isotopes Chemical Compounds

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Andre Baldermann


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Ralf Benischke



Research Output 1980 2019

Advances in Lube Oil Consumption Measurement on Internal Combustion Engines

Rossegger, B., Leis, A., Engelmayer, M. & Wimmer, A., 27 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) 17. Tagung Der Arbeitsprozess des Verbrennungsmotors: 17th Symposium The Working Process of the Internal Combusition Engine. Eichlseder, H. (ed.). Graz: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, (IVT-Mitteilungen; vol. 103).

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

Application of environmental isotope techniques for determining the origin and mechanisms of recharge of the Rashche Spring

Anovski, T., Anovska-Jovcheva, E., Lisichkov, K., Dimitrovski, D., Kuvendziev, S., Leis, A., Benischke, R., Micevski, E. & Arsov, L., 20 Nov 2019, In : Environmental Earth Sciences. 78, 11 p., 656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Springs (water)

Chemical resistance of eco-concrete – Experimental approach on Ca-leaching and sulphate attack

Steindl, F. R., Baldermann, A., Galan, I., Sakoparnig, M., Briendl, L., Dietzel, M. & Mittermayr, F., 30 Oct 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 223, p. 55-68 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chemical resistance
Calcium Carbonate

Activities 1981 2019

Tools for optimizing rock mass grouting

Daniel Scott Kieffer (Speaker)
4 Mar 20198 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to public

Fokus Analytik - Sekunden statt Minuten

Sylvia Perchthold (Participant)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofWorkshop, seminar or course (Participation in/Organisation of)

(Grüne) Inhibitoren

Ronny Boch (Speaker)
26 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to science


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

Press / Media

Hexagon GeoRadar

Daniel Scott Kieffer


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1992 2023

S18 Bodensee mainroad

Kien, K. C.


Project: Research project

Green-KAT - Green Inhibitors for Koralmtunnel

Dietzel, M.


Project: Research project