Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Olaf Kolditz
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Head of Department Environmental Informatics
Full Professor for Applied Environmental Systems Analysis at Technische Universität Dresden
04318 Leipzig, Permoser Str. 15
Tel: +49 341-6025 1281, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|1980 - 1985||Study of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics at Kharkov-State-University, Ukraine|
|1985 - 1990||PhD Student at the Institute of Mechanics, Academy of Science of GDR, Berlin/Chemnitz|
|1990||PhD in Geohydrodynamics|
|1990 - 1993||PostDoc at Geological Survey of Lower Saxony, Hannover|
|1994 - 1999||Senior Scientist at Institute of Fluid Mechanics, University of Hannover|
|1996||Habilitation in Geohydrology at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Hannover|
|1999 - 2001||Assistant Professor (C2) at Institute of Fluid Mechanics, University of Hannover|
|2001 - 2004||Professor (C3) for Geohydrology and Hydroinformatics at Tübingen University|
|2001 - 2007||Director of int. Master course “Applied Environmental Geoscience”, Tübingen University|
|2004||Call to a W3 Professorship and Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Environmental Physics, Leibniz University of Hannover|
|2004 - 2007||Professor for GeoSystemsResearch at Tübingen University|
|since 2007||Professor for Applied Environmental System Analysis at Technical University of Dresden and Head of the Department Environmental Informatics with the UFZ|
|since 2007||Speaker / Think-Tank of the Helmholtz Graduate School HIGRADE|
|2011||Call as Technical Director to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), US|
Activities in the scientific community, honors, awards
|1990||Award for outstanding PhD thesis, Academy of Science of GDR|
|since 2013||Editor-in-Chief of Journal, Geothermal Energy|
|since 2014||Editor-in-Chief of Journal, Environmental Earth Sciences|
|2015||Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship (PIFI)|
|2021||UFZ Research Award for the OpenGeoSys research platform|
Research and teaching fields
- Environmental Fluid Mechanics (with applications in Hydrology, Geotechnics, Geothermics, Energy
- Computational Mechanics and Software-Engineering, High-Performance-Computing
- Environmental Information Systems, Scientific Visualization
- Hydroinformatics and Hydrosystem Analysis (Graduate Courses at TU Dresden)
- Environmental Modeling (Introductory and Advanced HIGRADE Courses)
(Bibliometry: 256 ISI / 367 SCOPUS publications, h-index = 42 (ISI) / 56 (Google Scholar), > 13000 citations)
Kolditz O, Shao H, Wang W, Bauer S (2015): Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking - Closed-Form Solutions. In: Terrestrial Environmental Sciences, Vol. 1, Springer, Hei-delberg, ISBN 978-3-319-11894-9, 330pp.
Kolditz O, Görke UJ, Shao H, Wang W (2012): Thermo-hydro-mechanical/chemical processes in porous media. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 86, Springer, Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-27176-2.
Kolditz O, Bauer S, Bilke L et al. (2012): OpenGeoSys: An open source initiative for numerical simulation of THMC pro-cesses in porous media, Environ. Earth Sci., 67(2): 589-599, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-1546-x.
Kolditz O, Delfs JO, Bürger CM, Beinhorn M, Park C-H (2008): Numerical analysis of coupled hydrosystems based on an object-oriented compartment approach, J. Hydro¬informatics, 10(3): 227-244.
Kolditz O, Bauer S (2004): A process-orientated approach to compute multi-field problems in porous media. J. Hydroin-formatics, 6: 225-244.
Kolditz O, de Jonge J (2004): Non-isothermal two-phase flow in porous media. Computational Mechanics, 33(5): 345-364.
Kolditz O (2002): Computational Methods in Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Graduate Textbook, Springer-Publisher, 406pp.
Short CV text
Prof. Kolditz is the head of the Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ). He holds a Chair in Applied Environmental System Analysis at the Tech-nische Universität in Dresden. His research interests are related to environmental fluid mechanics, numerical methods and software engineering with applications in geotechnics, hydrology and energy storage. Prof. Kolditz is the lead scientist of the OpenGeoSys project (www.opengeosys.org), an open source scientific software platform for the numerical simulation of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in porous media, in use worldwide. He studied theoretical mechanics and applied mathematics at the University of Kharkov, got a PhD in natural sciences from the Academy of Science of the GDR (in 1990) and earned his habilitation in engineering sciences from Hannover University (in 1996), where he became group leader at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics. Until 2001 he was full professor for Geohydrology and Hydroinformatics at Tübingen University and director of the international Master course in Applied Environmental Geosciences. Since 2007 he is the speaker of the Helmholtz graduate school for environmental research HIGRADE. Prof. Kolditz is Editor-in-Chief of two international journals Geothermal Energy (open access) and Environmental Earth Sciences (ISI). Prof. Kolditz is the leading scientist of the Sino-German network initiative “Research Centre for Environmental Information Science-RCEIS” dedicated to the development of comprehensive data integration and knowledge platforms in China (funded by the Helmholtz Association, in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute for Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research) and of the joint priority project “Managing Water Resources in Urban Catchments - Chaohu” linked to the Mega-Water Project (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in cooperation with the Tongji University). Prof. Kolditz was awarded a professorship under the CAS President's International Fellowship (PIFI) in 2015.