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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Simona Regenspurg

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Section 6.2 Geothermal Energy Systems

Arbeitsgruppenleiterin Geothermische Fluide
Room Building A69, Room 202
14473 Potsdam


  • 2009 – present Research Scientist / GFZ Potsdam
  • 2006-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Science and Technology (ISTE) at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland
  • 2005-2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Industrial Ecology, Royal University of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2004-2005 Scientific employee / Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) Hanover, Germany.
  • 2003-2004 Postdoctoral Research Associate / Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA.
  • 1999-2002 Graduate Research Assistant / Department of Hydrology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 1992-1998 Studies of Geology/ Hydrogeology (Diplom) / Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Research Projects


Langzeit-Korrosionsuntersuchungen und -Monitoring in salinarem Thermalwasser




ATES Berlin


  • Water-rock interactions and their significance for the environment
  • geochemical processes in geothermal systems (reactions at elevated p-, T- conditions)
  • mobility of inorganic pollutants (e.g. aquatic complexes of arsenic and uranium)
  • acid mine drainage and iron minerals
  • following a multidisciplinary approach by considering geochemistry, geology mineralogy and microbiology