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Name: Thomas Grau (Germany)

Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies

Research topic

Quantification of hillslope-scale hydrological fluxes by means of distributed soil moisture and temperature data and hydrological modelling


At UFZ since

April 2012


How did you learn about the UFZ?

I heard about UFZ during studies, but until I found the job advertisement I wasn’t aware that there is a geophysical as well as hydrological focused department like MET.


Why did you come to the UFZ?

Possibilities to use state of the art field measurement equipment and get to know new methods.


What do you like about the city you live in?

There are lots of parks, cultural stuff and music in Leipzig which is perfect for living. The only things I miss are mountains. Well and good roads for my longboard…


How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

Quite a lot :-D DocDays were a blast and the offered soft skill courses really hooked me up.



Saxophone, Longboarding, Hiking, Traveling, Tango Argentino


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News & Events

HIGRADE Welcome Meeting for new PhDs:

14 April 2015, 2 p.m., seminar room 220, building 1.0, UFZ Leipzig

HIGRADE Spring Conference: 29 April 2015

PhD Retreat "DocDays": 4-5 Nov 2015

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