Prof. Dr. Randolf Rausch
Randolf Rausch studied Geology and Hydrogeology at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he received his PhD in 1982. After working for a consulting company he joined the Geological Survey of Baden-Württemberg, Germany where he was involved in many consulting and research projects. From 2003 to 2004 he headed the project “Groundwater Resources Management” at the Ministry of Water & Irrigation in Jordan, commissioned by the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). From 2004 to 2014 he was Technical Director for the project “Water Resources Studies“ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH for the Ministry of Water & Electricity. The project’s main focus was the investigation of the groundwater resources on the Arabian Platform. Since 2008 Randolf is a Professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He has developed many computer programs related to groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, and has authored 5 books on the subject. His current field of research is the hydrogeology of arid environments. In 1990 Randolf Rausch was awarded the “German University Software-Prize” from the Federal Minister of Research for the best simulation program in the field of engineering science. He received the “Abraham-Gottlob Werner Medal” in 2009 from the German Society of Geosciences for his achievements in groundwater sciences and was awarded the “Medal of Economics” in 2013 from the state of Baden-Württemberg for outstanding achievements in the field of economy.