Welcome to the Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics at Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)! We are a part of the School of Civil Engineering at TUHH.
We are interested in hydrologic processes, soil physics, environmental and climate related challenges. We focus on creating new knowledge through research and innovation, developing new measurement tools and predictive capabilities to provide accurate understanding of multiphase and multiscale processes occurring near Earth’s surface.
We combine theory, state-of-art modelling and experiments using cutting-edge tools such as synchrotron X-ray tomography, thermal imaging, neutron radiography, microfluidics, satellite remote sensing, artificial intelligence, big data, and computational fluid dynamics to cross disciplinary boundaries required to understand the complex mechanisms controlling heat, energy and mass transfer near Earth’s surface with a particular focus on the processes occurring in soil coupled with climatic parameters.
Our current research projects includes: I) Analytical prediction of extreme land surface temperatures, II) Predicting evaporation from lakes across different climatic zones, III)Threats to groundwater due to climate change and extremes, IV) Saltwater intrusion: A growing threat to soil health, V) Soil Salinization on a Global Scale, VI) Land Cover Change and Climate Variability on a Global Scale, VII) Soil Water Evaporation Dynamics and VIII) Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media.
We are always interested in working with committed and enthusiastic students. To explore the available B.Sc. and M.Sc. projects and dissertations as well as Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions, please feel free to contact: