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Master Thesis Topics (Module D)

List with current offer of Master Thesis Topics (pdf, 1MB)

Specialities:

ELE: Earth and Life Evolution, EM: Earth Materials, ERG: Environmental & Resource Geochemistry, GEOL: Geology, PAQS: Pure & Applied Quaternary Sciences

 

ELE EM ERG GEOL PAQS Uni. Thesis topic Advisors:
x x BE 3D Evolution of Cockade Structures in the Grimsel Breccia Fault: An Earthquake proxy, Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Alfons Berger, Prof. Thomas Pettke
x x BE Advanced pore scale geochemical modelling using machine learning algorithm, Details Prof. Sergey Churakov
x x BE Alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) and cracking mechanisms of concrete structures (applied research project), Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Alfons Berger
x BE Analogue modeling of geothermal systems along the Grimsel shear zone, Details Prof. Guido Schreurs, Prof. Marco Herwegh
x x x BE Archean mountain building processes in 3D tectonic experiments, Details Dr. Frank Zwaan, Prof. Nicolas Greber, Prof. Guido Schreurs
x x BE Characterization of a sustainable building material made of raw earth and hemp, Details Dr. Guilhem Amin Douillet
x x BE Characterization of fluid accompanied deformation along thrust faults , Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Alfons Berger
x x BE Classification of chondritic meteorites from Oman using X-ray diffractometry., Details Prof. Beda Hofmann, Dr. Urs Eggenberger
x x BE Crystal anisotropy, Details Prof. Andrea Biedermann, Prof. Sergey Churakov
x BE Environmental magnetism - Climate variation in lakes, Details Prof. Andrea Biedermann
x x BE Frost weathering of alpine limestone rock faces, Details Dr. David Mair, Prof. Fritz Schlunegger, Prof. Marco Herwegh
x BE General topics in paleoclimatology, paleoenvironments and sedimentary geochemistry, Details PD Dr. Hendrik Vogel
x BE General topics in Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimatology, Details Prof. Flavio Anselmetti
x x BE Geology, geomorphology, weathering and sediment transport in an Alpine drainage basin, Details Prof. Fritz Schlunegger, PD Dr. Naki Akçar
x x BE Geometries of 3D Flow paths in fault-related hydrothermal systems, Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Alfons Berger, Prof. Beda Hofmann
x x BE Himalaya gabbros: magmatic history and polymetamorphic evolution, Details Prof. Jörg Hermann, Prof. Daniela Rubatto, Prof. Pierre Lanari
x BE Holocene rock avalanches and evolution of the polygenic cones in the Mont Blanc Massif, Details PD Dr. Naki Akçar
x BE Internally consistent thermodynamic databases, Details Prof. Sergey Churakov
x x FR Iron distribution and behaviour in the HP-LT volcanoclastic rocks of the Ile de Groix, Details PD Dr. Afifé El Korh
x BE Lake Van seismites documenting 600'000 years of tectonic activity in Eastern Anatolia, Details Prof. Flavio Anselmetti
x x x BE Magnetic properties of iron oxide exsolutions in silicates, Details Prof. Andrea Biedermann
x x BE Magnetic signatures of serpentinization, Details Prof. Andrea Biedermann, Prof. Jörg Hermann
x x x BE Microstructural analysis in sedimentary rocks of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory subjected to high-pressure squeezing experiments, Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Martin Mazurek
x BE Microstructure and fabric development in a gabbro of the Val Malenco, Details Prof. Alfons Berger, Prof. Jörg Hermann
x x BE Mineral surface speciation at an atomic scale, Details Dr. Konstantinos Karalis, Prof. Sergey Churakov
x x BE Multiscale 3D Fault Patterns and their Role for Seismic Activity in Switzerland, Details Prof. Marco Herwegh
x x x FR New projects in Carbonate Sedimentology, Details Prof. Anneleen Foubert
x x FR New projects in Macropaleontology, Details Prof. Walter Joyce
x x FR New projects in Micropaleontology, Details Dr. Silvia Spezzaferri
x BE Postglacial mass movements in the alpine valleys: a case study from Bernese Alps, Details PD Dr. Naki Akçar
x x BE Pressure dependence for the compositions of accessory phases in the Bergell tonalite?, Details Prof. Jörg Hermann, Prof. Daniela Rubatto, Prof. Alfons Berger
x x BE Quantitative computational tomography applied to metamorphic rocks, Details Prof. Pierre Lanari, Prof. Jörg Hermann
x BE Quaternary glaciation reconstruction using drill cores from glacial overdeepenings in Northern Switzerland, Details Dr. Marius W.E. Büchi, Prof. Flavio Anselmetti
x x BE Regression analysis of sorption data for evaluation of experimental uncertainties., Details PD Dr. Georg Kosakowski, Prof. Sergey Churakov
x BE Research topics in Environmental & Resource Geochemistry, Details Prof. Larryn W. Diamond
x BE Single-channel Airgun Reflection Seismics – Method opportunities and limitations in Austrian & Swiss Lakes, Details Dr. Stefano Claudio Fabbri, Prof. Flavio Anselmetti
x BE Sr isotopes in different vein types developed in a paleo-accretion wedge, Details Prof. Alfons Berger, Dr. Martin Wille, Prof. Marco Herwegh
x BE Stable Si-isotopes in seismic tectonites, Details Dr. Martin Wille, Prof. Alfons Berger, Prof. Klaus Mezger
x BE Storm deposits recorded by Molasse sequences, Details Prof. Fritz Schlunegger
x x BE Structural investigation of layered- and framework-structures phosphates, Details Dr. Georgia Cametti, Prof. Sergey Churakov
x x BE Subduction zone history of an oceanic slab unit in the tectonic accretionary channel of the Alps, Details Prof. Thomas Pettke, Prof. Jörg Hermann
x x BE The Clavaniev Zone: A recent seismic fault system?, Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Alfons Berger
x BE The dynamics of conglomerate deposition in the Molasse Basin, Details Prof. Fritz Schlunegger
x BE The Engadine Line - a neotectonically reactivated large-scale fault?, Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. em. Christian Schlüchter
x x BE The fate of ophicarbonates from seafloor to beyond antigorite dehydration and the subduction zone carbon cycle, Details Prof. Thomas Pettke, Prof. Jörg Hermann
x BE The formation and evolution of transfer faults in extensional settings, Details Prof. Guido Schreurs
x x BE The geochemistry of chromium (Cr) in major Western European rivers, Details Prof. Samuel Jaccard, Dr. Christoph Wanner, Dr. David J. Janssen
x x BE The reaction between tonalite and serpentinite in the Bergell contact aureole, Details Prof. Jörg Hermann, Prof. Thomas Pettke, Prof. Daniela Rubatto
x x BE The Schwarzwasser fault system: Where is it? , Details Prof. Marco Herwegh, Prof. Fritz Schlunegger, Prof. Flavio Anselmetti
x x BE The subduction plate interface: Geodynamics, chemical cycling and more, Details Prof. Thomas Pettke
x BE The thermal anomaly in the Gotthard highway tunnel, Details PD Dr. Niklaus Waber, Dr. Christoph Wanner
x x BE Topics in meteoritics, Details Prof. Beda Hofmann
x x BE Trace element distribution in garnet: growth and diffusion, Details Prof. Daniela Rubatto, Prof. Pierre Lanari, Prof. Jörg Hermann
x x x BE Tracking the nature of the continental crust with modern analytical techniques, Details Prof. Nicolas Greber, Prof. Klaus Mezger
x x x BE Tracking the source and mineralization mechanism of Mo-deposits with in-situ Mo isotope measurements of molybdenite using Femtosecond-Laser Mass-Spectrometry, Details Prof. Nicolas Greber
x x BE When lightning strikes: fulgurites in the Malenco serpentinite, Details Prof. Jörg Hermann, Prof. Thomas Pettke, Prof. Daniela Rubatto


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