RWTH Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften und Geographie
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M.Sc. Jochen Hürtgen

Raum 318 Telefon: +49 (0) 241 80-98433
Scientific staff, PhD student


Paleoseismology in Central Europe (Germany and surrounding areas)

Active tectonics in Southern Spain: geophysical and morphotectonic imprints (Granada Basin)

Geoarcheology in W-Hungary (Mursella) - geophysical support for archeologists investigating the Roman culture

Curriculum Vitae

2011-11 to present: scientific staff member and PhD student at Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group, RWTH Aachen University

2006 to 2011: Studies in Applied Geosciences - focus on Geology, Geochemistry and Resources (now EMR school), B.Sc. in 2009, M.Sc. in 2011, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2007 to 2011: Student staff member at Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geomechanics group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2007 to 2008: Student staff member at Geological Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Interpretation of geological maps (Geologische Karteninterpretation), WS 2011/2012, WS 2012/2013 [more]

Neotectonics (Neotektonik), stand-in for Prof. Reicherter in WS 2012/13 [more]

Remote sensing of sedimentary basins, stand-in for Prof. Reicherter in WS 2012/13 [more]

Field trip supervision:
Southern Germany 2012,
Almeria (Spain) 2012,
Southern Germany 2013 [Announcement],
Almeria (Spain) in September 2013 [Announcement, more in May]


Peer reviewed

Hürtgen, J., Rudersdorf, A., Grützner, C., Reicherter, K., 2013. Morphotectonics of the Padul-Nigüelas Fault Zone, Southern Spain. Annals of Geophysics 56, 6, S0679; doi:10.4401/ag-6208.

Hoffmann, N., Reicherter, K., Grützner, C., Hürtgen, J., Rudersdorf, A., Viehberg, F.A., Wessels, M., 2012. Quaternary coastline evolution of Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania). Cent. Eur. J. Geosci. 4(1), 94-110, DOI: DOI: 10.2478/s13533-011-0063-x


Schürmann, E., Grützner, C., Hürtgen, J. & Reicherter, K. 2014. Slow active faults in an intracontinental setting – limits of standard morphometric analyses in tectonic geomorphology. In: Grützner, C., Choi, J.-H., Edwards, P. & Kim, Y.-S. (eds) 2014. Proceedings of the 5th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA Days), 21-27 September, 2014, Busan, Korea. ISBN: 979-1-19-534410-9 93450, 166-170.

Schürmann, E., Grützner, C., Hürtgen, J. & Reicherter, K. 2014. Limits of tectonic geomorphology techniques in slowly deforming intracontinental regions. Wegener 2014: Measuring and Modelling our Dynamic Planet, 1-4 September 2014, Leeds, UK.

Hürtgen, J., Spies, T., Schlittenhardt, J., Reicherter, K. 2014. Entwicklung einer paläoseismischen Datenbank für Deutschland und angrenzende Gebiete. In: 74. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft, 10-13 March 2014, Karlsruhe, 250.

Hürtgen, J. & Reicherter, K. 2013. Insights into the Development of a Paleoseismic Database for Germany and Adjacent Countries. In: Grützner, C., Rudersdorf, A., Pérez-López, R. & Reicherter, K. (eds) 2013. Seismic hazard, critical facilities and slow active faults. Proceedings of the 4th International INQUA meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA Days), 9-15 October 2013, Aachen, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-00-042796-1, 105-108.

Rudersdorf A., Hürtgen, J., Grützner, C. and Reicherter, K. (2011): Neotectonic Activity of the Granada Basin - new evidence from the Padul-Nigüelas Fault Zone. In: Grützner,C., Pérez-López, R., Fernández-Steeger, T., Papanikolaou, I., Reicherter, K., Silva, P.G. and Vött, A. (eds.): Earthquake Geology and Archaeology: Science, Society and Critical Facilities - Proceedings of the 2nd INQUA-IGCP 567 International Workshop 2011, pp. 214-217, ISBN: 978-960-466-093-3 Download

Rudersdorf A., Hoffmann, N., Hürtgen, J. and Reicherter, K. (2010): Quarternary evolution of “Ancient Lake Ohrid”, FYROM/Albania. In: Chatzipetros, A., Melfos, V., Marchev, P., Lakova, I. (eds.): Geologica Balcanica - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, ISSN: 0324-0894, p. 342f.

Theses & other

Rudersdorf, A., Hürtgen, J., Grützner, C., Reicherter, K. (2013): Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) survey on the Neotectonic activity of the Padul-Nigüelas Fault Zone (PNFZ), Southern Spain. PANGAEA® Data Publishing for Earth & Environmental Science, [more]

Hürtgen, J. (2011): The Padul Fault Zone (Granada Basin, Southern Spain) - Neotectonic survey supported by geophysical and classical methods, unpublished M.Sc. thesis.

Hürtgen, J. (2009): Sedimentologische und geophysikalische Untersuchungen im südlichen Ohridbecken, EJR Mazedonien, unpublished B.Sc. thesis, in German.