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Dr. Kristian Bär


  • Deep geothermal and petrophysical reservoir characterisation
  • Geologic-geothermal 3D modeling
  • Geothermal resource assessment and potential studies
  • Shallow geothermics, underground thermal energy storage and sector coupling

Deputy of the Group of Geothermal Science and Technology at the European Energy Research Alliance – Joint Programme on Geothermal Energy (EERA-JPGE)

Ongoing Projects

Finalized Projects

  • Cooperation Project IMAGE – Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration (EU-FP7, GA-No:608553, 11/2013 - 10/2017)
  • "Permocarboniferous" - Charakterisation of the geothermal reservoir potential of the permocarboniferous in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate (BMU-BMWi, FKZ: 0325286, 7/2011 - 3/2015)
  • Reducing the heat demand via geothermal heat storage – Development of an interactively-coupled simulation model (TU Darmstadt, FIF-Project, 6/2014 - 04/2015)
  • Simulation and evaluation of coupling and storage concepts of renewable energies to cover domestic heat demands (HA Hessen Agentur, Energietechnologieoffensive Hessen, 06/2013 - 03/2015)
  • Hessen 3D - 3D model of the deep geothermal potentials of Hesse (HMWELV, 09/2008 - 08/2011), more information at the HLNUG (opens in new tab)
  • Shallow geothermal potential of Hesse“ im Auftrag des HLNUG

As well as numerous additional industry projects and reports


  • Geothermal Field and Lab Training
  • Tuscany Excursion (opens in new tab): Joint Field Trip on Deep Geothermal Energy to Larderello Geothermal field, Tuscany and Elba Island, Italy – in Cooperation with TU Delft (Prof. Dr. David Bruhn) and University of Bari Aldo Moro (Prof. Dr. Domenico Liotta)
  • Geological Field Methods (B.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 2 CP)
  • Geothermics II – Deep Systems, Exploration and Reservoirtechnologies (M.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 5 CP)
  • Geothermics IV – Shallow, medium deep and coupled Systems (M.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 4 CP)
  • Excursion Deep Geothermal Energy in the Upper Rhine Graben and Molasse Basin (M.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 4 Days)

Athene Award for excellent teaching 2016


Dipl.-Ing. Geowissenschaften


"Investigation of the deep geothermal potentials of the federal state of Hesse (in German)" (opens in new tab)


01/2007 – 10/2008 Study of Applied Geosciences at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Main topics: Geothermics, Engineering geology, Hydrogeology, Geotechnics, Degree: Dipl.-Ing. Applied. Geoscience.

Diploma thesis (01/2008 – 10/2008) Title: „3D-Modellierung des tiefengeothermischen Potenzials des nördlichen Oberrheingrabens und Untersuchung der geothermischen Eigenschaften des Rotliegend“

02/2006 – 11/2006 Postgraduate Student at University of Canterbury (opens in new tab) in Christchurch, Neuseeland; Specialisation: Engineering geology, Degree: Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology

10/2001 – 02/2006 Study of Applied Geosciences at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Study thesis (02/2005 – 05/2005) Title: „Geologische Kartierung der Formacion Tepotzlan in der Umgebung von Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico“

Professional Experience

Since 11/2008 Associate Scientist at the Department of Geothermal Science and Technology at the Institute of Applied Geosciences, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany


DGG (opens in new tab)

FGI-DGG (opens in new tab)

AAPG (opens in new tab)

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