The Applied Geosciences at TU Darmstadt combine natural sciences with engineering to address important global challenges. Here, water resources management, water quality and renewable energies as well as the impact of anthropogenic activities on our environment are the core topics of our institute. Experimental work, often accompanied by numerical modeling, is used to develop tailored solutions, which in turn are based on a fundamental understanding of the relevant processes.
The DFG project Bad Waldsee aims to clarify the effects of medieval to early modern urban development on water bodies using the example of Bad Waldsee in the period from 1200 to 1800. The investigations will be focused on the long-term interactions between humans and environment.
The LOEWE project "FLAME – Fermi Level Engineering of Antiferroelectric Materials for Energy Storage and Insulation Systems" insvestigates how the properties of functional materials can be adjusted via their electronic structure.
The EU project MARSoluT is researching challenges of underground water storage. It is funded by the European Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initiative and its objectives are closely linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The main objective of MEET is to capitalize on the exploitation of the widest range of fluid temperature in EGS (Enhanced geothermal systems) facilities and abandoned oil wells.MEET is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme. 16 partners from five countries are involved in the project, which oversees ten demonstrator projects in Europe.
The MINAGRIS project will assess the impact of plastic debris in agricultural soils on biodiversity, plant productivity and ecosystem services and their transport and degradation in the environment. We will provide tools and recommendations for sustainable use of plastic in agriculture at the farm. and field levels for ensuring safe and economically viable food systems in Europe.
The aim of the ReSalt research project is the application of upscaling concepts and the development of new concepts for the transfer of hydromechanical parameters, which are determined in the field and in the laboratory, to the reservoir scale.
SEE-URBAN-WATER is a junior research group that explores innovative approaches to address waterborne challenges through the design and implementation of Nature-based-Solutions (NbS) in river basins and urban areas by using novel methods, tools and technologies.