Subsurface Modeling and Engineering –
Making intelligent use of subsurface space
Using subsurface space intelligently is a key factor for solving a number of urgent technological and social challenges. Following this objective, computer-simulation and experimental-research experts at the research department “Subsurface Modeling and Engineering” are networking across several faculties.
The research department “Subsurface Modeling and Engineering” is a platform for developing high-performance, multi-scale numerical simulation models, in conjunction with experimental methods. At the research department, researchers thus maintain the successful collaboration of many years, the excellence of which has been proven, for example, through the DFG Collaborative Research Centre “Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling”, two DFG research groups as well as a Graduate School and a joint research project focusing on geothermic research.
The research department is not only a connecting link between the individual areas, but also the organisational foundation for the development of shared labs and joint research projects. Moreover, interdisciplinary lectures and seminars have been proposed, where students can attain qualifications for both an academic and a practical career. The research department is also meant to attract excellent junior researchers in order to enhance its core competence and to cover complex issues.