RWTH Aachen – Geological Institute

Following research groups with sedimentary geological focus are currently (2021) working at the Geological Institute:

  • Sediment Geology and Environmental Geology (Schröder)
  • Sedimentation & Tectonics (Back)
  • 3D Seismic Sedimentology and Geomorphology (Back)
  • Applied Regional Geology (Kukla)

Analytical equipment in the field of sedimentary geology:

  • CL
  • XRD

Regional focus of sedimentary geological research

Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain), Africa (Nigeria, Namibia, Angola), Arabia (Egypt, Oman, Emirates), America (Brazil), Asia (Brunei, Thailand, Pakistan), Australia and New Zealand


Range of studies

B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Geosciences

B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Georesource Management



Analyses, Consulting



Prof. Peter Kukla, PhD
Geologisches Institut
RWTH Aachen


Prof. Dr. Stefan Back
Geologisches Institut
RWTH Aachen



Context Column

Angular unconformity between Late Precambrian and Early Permian sedimentary rocks in Wadi Bani Kharus/Oman. Photo: Kukla 2017

Brief descriptions of institutes doing research and training in the field of sedimentology.

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