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Prof. Dr. Peter Wycisk

Prof.Dr. Peter Wycisk

Martin Luther University
Faculty of Geosciences, Von Seckendorff-Platz 3
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Office +49 (0) 345 55 26 134, Fax: +49 (0) 345 55 27 177

Professional Profile and Positions

  • Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences III
    International Relations
  • Acting Director; University Center of Environmental Sciences UZU
  • Professor of Hydrogeology and Envi-ronmental Geology
  • Chairman of the Intern. SUREMA Network- Sustainable Resources Management.
  • Advisory Member
    - Arab Healthy Water Association


  • Habilitation: 1994, Technical University Berlin, Faculty of Civil Engi-neering. “Basin analysis of the Nu-bian Sandstone, South Egypt / Northern Sudan” (in German)
  • Doctor of Natural Sciences: 1984, Free University Berlin, Faculty of Geosciences
  • Diploma of Geology: 1979, University of Frankfurt am Main. Faculty of Geosciences.

Academic Work and Experience

Director, University Center of Envi-ronmental Sciences, UZU, Martin Luther University, 1996 to present. Promoting and leading interdisciplinary research projects in the field of natural resources management.

Professor of Hydro- and Environmental Geology
, Faculty of Geosciences, Martin Luther University; 1995 to present.
Research fields: Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment, Environmental Hydrogeology, Brownfield Development of Industrial and Mining Areas related to Groundwater, Digital 3-D Modelling of Subsurface Geology Hydrogeological Modelling, GIS-based Environmental Assessment.

Senior Research Assistant: Technical University Berlin, 1984 – 1994, Member of the joint Research Project 69, “Arid Areas”. Focus on Basin Analysis, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Hydrogeology and Resources Management, SE Egypt / NW Sudan.

Research Assistant: Free University, Berlin, 1979 – 1984, Sedimentology, Subsurface Facies Recognition, Basin Analysis and geol. Mapping.

Scientific and Professional Activities

  • Vice Chairman of the Society of Environmental Geoscientists in the German Society of Geology (1998 – 2004)
  • Member of the Advisory Council for Conservation of the Ministry of Envi-ronment and Agriculture, State Saxony-Anhalt (1998 – present)
Picture Prof. Wycisk

Picture Prof. Wycisk

Recent Research Projects
Risk assessment and groundwater modeling of contaminants and their interaction to surface water environments.
Spatial environmental risk assessment of the long-term behav-ior of organic contaminants in ground water.
3D geological modeling of subsurface structures for GIS based DSS in the field of strategic planning.
Groundwater recharge of Germany – Development of a national wide GIS-based approach. Hydrology Atlas Germany
Groundwater assessment and modeling of the Nubian Aquifer System – Western Desert, Egypt.

Teaching Experience

  • Basin Analysis (Sedimentology of clastics, and facies analysis
  • Facies Recognition and 3D Subsurface Modeling
  • Thematic Mapping in Geology and Hydrogeology
  • Groundwater Vulnerability and Protection
  • Applied Quaternary Geology
  • Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment on Water and Soil
  • Exposure Assessment of Groundwater Contamination
  • Strategic Environmental planning and sustainable resources management.

Invited Papers and Lecture Notes, and Scientific Coordination

  • Groundwater Protection, UNESCO Workshop, Cape Town 2005
  • Environmental Geology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2005
  • Environment & Science, Toyko, 2005
  • Indo-German Conf. on Environmental toxicology, Ahmedabad, India, 2005
  • Conference on Water Management DAAD, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004
  • Interdisciplinary Slovak-Czech Toxicological Conference, Bratislava, 2004
  • BMBF-Research cooperation West  Sibira, Tomsk, 2004
  • Consoil, Gent, Belgium, 2003
  • EUROTOX 2002, Budapest, Hungary

Selected literature

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