Prof. Heinz Konietzky
I hold the Chair for Rock Mechanics at the Geotechnical Institute at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany and have a background in geotechnical engineering and engineering seismology. I have longstanding experience in using continuum and discontinuum mechanical approaches to model HTM-coupled problems in geotechnics, but also to some extend in material sciences and process engineering. I am also responsible for our rockmechanical laboratory, where we perform static and dynamic HTM-coupled tests on rock specimen. Besides fundamental research my team is involved in dimensioning and backanalysis for big geotechnical projects, like radioactive waste storage facilities, tunnels, mines, foundations or deep geothermal projects (EGS).