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

Jochen will be on parental leave and out of office from December 2013 to Febrauary 2014


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.

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.