Prof. Dr. Jörn Kruhl
Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Kruhl's research foci are structures of geomaterials from macro to micro, hydrothermal systems and deformation processes in crystallizing magma. He performs projects in geotourism (transfer of science to the public) and investigations on 'sound-rock music'.
Prof. Kruhl studied geology at the University of Hamburg, received his doctoral degree from University of Bonn, his habilitation from University of Mainz and held appointments in research and teaching at universities in Mainz, Salzburg, Berlin and Frankfurt/M. 1996 Prof. Kruhl was appointed to the professorship for geology at TUM, which he hold till his retirement in 2014. He was visiting professor at universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Italy, Jordan, and Nepal and is an alumnus of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Kruhl JH, Adhikari R, Dorka UE: "Earthquakes as events of inter- and intra-disciplinary character – with special reference to the Gorkha 2015 Earthquake in Nepal". In: Living under the threat of earthquakes -- short and long-term management of earthquake risks and damage prevention in Nepal. Editors: Kruhl JH, Adhikari R, Dorka UE. Heidelberg, Springer, 2018.Abstract
Kruhl JH: Drawing Geological Structures. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.Abstract
Kruhl JH: "Fractal geometry techniques in the quantification of complex rock structures: a special view on scaling regimes, inhomogeneity and anisotropy". Journal of Structural Geology. 2013; 46: 2-21.Abstract
Kruhl JH, Wirth R, Morales LFG: "Quartz grain boundaries as fluid pathways in metamorphic rocks". Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth. 2013; 118: 1-11.Abstract
Kruhl JH, Erdmann S, Büttner S: "Brittle-ductile microfabrics in naturally deformed cordierite: evidence for significant short-term strain-rate variations". Journal of Structural Geology. 2007; 29: 355-374.Abstract