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Prof. Dr. Tobias Mörz

Date of birth:March 06, 1969
Place of birth:Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Degrees:1996Diploma in Geology, Eberhard-Karls University,Tübingen,
Germany (Applied Geophysics and Hydrogeology)
2001Ph.D., GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences at Kiel University, Germany
Positions:2003 - PresentProfessor for Marine Engineering Geology at the
University of Bremen
2009 - PresentHead of FH-IWES Group Offshore Geotechnics, Bremen
2009 - PresentCEO Uni start up: Geo-Engineering.org GmbH
2001 - 2003Postdoctoral within the Special Research Project SFB 574 „Volatiles and Fluids in Subduction Zones“, at the University of Kiel
1999 - 2001Scientific assistant at the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences
1998Participant: Shipboard Scientific Party, ODP Leg 178 „Antarctic Peninsula“, ODP Logging Scientist and Seismic Stratigraphy
1997Scholarship at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (AGSC), Halifax, Canada
1996 - 1999PhD scholarship at the Graduate School "Dynamics of Global Cycles" at the Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel
1995Scholarship and membership “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“
1994Field Assistant at the Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
1992 - 1993Scholarship at the Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arizona, USA
Research work:Starting as an applied geologist with a major in geophysics my diploma thesis was more structural and petrography related (Proterozoic rocks in Arizona, USA). For my PhD I switched from the terrestrial to the marine realm. Today my interests are engineering geology and soil mechanics, offshore seabed characterization, geotechnical soil testing (e.g. dynamic triaxial testing of foundation soils), glacial- und interglacial sedimentation, seismostratigraphy and 3-D visualization of the geology of construction sites, turbidite sedimentation on continental slopes and rises, Antarctic Cenozoic ice- and climate history, down hole logs, fluid structures in sediments (hydraulic ground failure and piping), sediment physical characterization of mud volcanoes and diapirs in forearc recycling processes and sub-marine in situ tools (CPTu-GOST).
Referee for:International Journal of Earth Sciences, ODP, IODP, Mechatronics, Senckenbergiana maritima