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Benjamin Halstenberg

Doctoral Students


Marine Geophysics


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GEO I, 4100

Benjamin Halstenberg

Tentative topic of doctoral thesis

Grain-scale properties and sediment physics in the processes involved in the enrichment of (magnetic) heavy-minerals in beach and shallow marine environments.
Sub-topics: Submarine dunefield "Fehmarn-belt", Flume tank setup and experiments, numerical modelling of sediment-physical processes

Scientific Interest

  • Sedimentology/Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • Reservoir Geology
  • Mineral Exploration/Economic Geology
  • Basin Modelling
  • Geophysics

Academic career

Since March 2015 Doctoral student/Researcher with Tilo von Dobeneck, Marine Geophysics University of Bremen/MARUM
2012 - 2014 MSc. Applied Geosciences, Energy and Mineral Resources RWTH Aachen University
2008 - 2012 BSc. Georesources Management RWTH Aachen University


Conference Contributions

  • Abdul Fattah, R., Verweij, H., Halstenberg, B. (2014). New Insights Into the Origin of Gas Based on the History of the Thermal Regime in the Levant Basin (Eastern Mediterranean). AAPG 2014 International Conference & Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Abdul Fattah, R., Verweij, H., Halstenberg, B. (2014). Modeling of Tectonic Heat Flow in the Levant Basin (Eastern Mediterranean). Implications for Basin and Petroleum System Assessment. 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain
  • Abdul Fattah, R., Verweij, H., Halstenberg, B.(2013). Constrained Tectonic Heat Flow for Basin Modeling. Implications for Exploration in Eastern Mediterranean Basins. AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop: Challenges of New Frontier Off-Shore Deep Water Hydrocarbon Basins: Focus on the Levant Basin and East Mediterranean, Beirut, Lebanon