Prof. Erik H. Saenger

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Erik H. Saenger has been a Professor of Reservoir Engineering and Rock Physics at the Hochschule Bochum and a private lecturer (Venia Legendi) at the Ruhr University Bochum since 2014. Since 2020 he is also affiliated with Fraunhofer IEG. He did both his undergraduate and post graduate work in physics and geophysics at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and has over 20 years of academic experience since receiving his doctorate degree. He worked from 2001 to 2006 as a post doctoral researcher at the Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) as the leader of the numerical rock physics group. From 2006 to 2012 he was a scientific consultant for Spectraseis; from 2007 to 2014 he worked as a research scientist at the Geological Institute at ETH Zurich. His research interests include scale-dependent estimation of effective elastic properties of fractured and porous rocks, fluid effects on wave propagation, passive seismic data, geothermal applications, and development and implementation of various finite difference approaches to model wave propagation in anisotropic and viscoelastic media. He is Associate Editor of Geophysics.