PD. Dr. Fabien Magri

Department of Environmental Informatics
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
Building 7.2, Room 202 Sitemap
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 341 235 1098
Email: fabien.magri@ufz.de

Freie Universität Berlin
Malteserstr. 74-100
12249 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 838 70...
Email: fabienma@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Research interests

• Simulations of coupled flow processes at basin-scale
Environmental studies
• Hydrochemistry
• Geothermal energy
• Water scarcity management

See "Teaching" at  the Freie Universität Berlin Webpage

  • Magri, F., Bayer, U., Clausnitzer, C., Jahnke C., Diersch H-J., Fuhrmann J., Möller, P., Pekdeger, A., Tesmer M., Voigt H-J., 2005. Deep reaching fluid flow close to convective instability in the NE German Basin-results from water chemistry and numerical modeling. Tectonophysics, 397: 5-20
  • Magri, F., Bayer, U., Jahnke, C., Clausnitzer, V., Diersch, H.J., Fuhrman, J., Möller, P., Pekdeger, A., Tesmer, M., Voigt, H-J., 2005. Fluid-dynamics driving saline water in the North East German Basin. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 94(5-6): 1056-1069
  • Möller, P., Weise S.M., Tesmer M., Dulski P., Pekdeger A., Bayer U., Magri F., 2008. Salinization of groundwater in the North German Basin: results from conjoint investigation of major, trace element and multi-isotope distribution. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 97:1057–1073
  • Magri, F., Bayer, U., Jahnke, C., Tesmer, M., Möller, P., Pekdeger, A., Voigt, H.J., 2008. Salinization problems in the NEGB: results from thermohaline simulations. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 97:1075–1085
  • Magri F., Bayer U., Pekdeger A., Otto R., Thomsen C., Maiwald U., 2008. Salty groundwater flow in the shallow and deep aquifer systems of the Schleswig-Holstein area (North German Basin). Tectonophysics, 470:183-194
  • Magri, F., Bayer U., Maiwald U., Otto R., Thomsen, C., 2009. Impact of transition zones, variable fluid viscosity and anthropogenic activities on coupled fluid transport processes in a shallow salt dome environment. Geofluids 9:182-194
  • Blöcher, M. G., Zimmermann, G., Moeck, I., Brandt, W., Hassanzadegan, A., Magri, F., 2010. 3D numerical modeling of hydrothermal processes during the lifetime of a deep geothermal reservoir. Geofluids 10:406-421
  • Magri, F., Akar T., Gemici, U. and Pekdeger, A. 2010. Deep geothermal groundwater flow in the Seferihisar-Balçova area, Turkey: results from transient numerical simulations of coupled fluid flow and heat transport processes. Geofluids 10: 388-405
  • Magri, F., Akar T., Gemici, U. and Pekdeger, A., 2012. Numerical investigations of fault-induced seawater circulation in the Seferihisar-Balçova Geothermal system, Western Turkey.– Hydrogeology Journal 20(1):103-118
  • Magri, F., Tillner, E., Wang, W., Watanabe, N., Zimmermann, G., Kempka, T., 2013. 3D hydro-mechanical scenario analysis to evaluate changes of the recent stress field as a result of geological CO2 storage. Energy Procedia 40:375–383
  • Röhmann, L., Tillner, E., Kempka, T., Magri F., Kühn, M., 2013. Fault reactivation and ground uplift assessment at a prosepective German CO2 site. Energy Procedia 40:437–446
  • Magri, F., Inbar, N., Siebert, C., Rosenthal, E., Guttman, J., Möller, P., 2015. Transient simulations of large-scale hydrogeological processes causing temperature and salinity anomalies in the Tiberias Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 520(0), 342-355
  • Möller, P., Rosenthal, E., Inbar, N., Magri, F., 2016. Hydrochemical considerations for identifying water from basaltic aquifers: The Israeli experience. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 5, 33-47
  • Malkovsky, V. .I., Magri, F., 2016. Thermal convection of temperature-dependent viscous fluids within three-dimensional faulted geothermal systems: Estimation from linear and numerical analyses, Water Resour. Res., 52: 2855–2867
  • Magri, F., Möller, S., Inbar, N., Möller, P., Raggad, M., Rödiger, T., Rosenthal, E., Siebert, C. In Press. 2D and 3D coexisting modes of thermal convection in fractured hydrothermal systems - Implications for transboundary flow in the Lower Yarmouk Gorge. Marine and Petroleum Geology.

2015 - present

Project leader of "TBMOD II", UFZ Leipzig


Habil. Hydrogeology, Freie Universität Berlin (Habilitation)

2011 - 2013 Senior scientist GFZ Potsdam

2008 - 2011

Project leader of "SBG", Freie Universität Berlin

2005 - 2008

PostDoc GFZ Potsdam


Dr. rer. nat Freie Universität Berlin, GFZ Potsdam (Dissertation)

2002 M.Sc. Physics (Earth sciences) Milan University, Italy
2012 and 2016 2 DFG Grants Ma4450-2-3: 5 years full position + 2 PotDocs
2011 DFG Grant #446 ISR-113/322/0-1 Workshop in Israel and Jordan


DFG Grant Ma4450-1: 3 years full position
  • Program: german-turkish bilateral project