Linus Walter

Linus Walter

ORCID: 0000-0002-6686-9556
Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry

I obtained my diploma in engineering (equivalent to M.Sc.) in the study programe ‘Geotechnical Engineering and Mining’ from TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Consequently, my main background is in applied rock mechanics and soil mechanics with a focus on the mitigation of geohazards.
In addition, I wrote my diploma thesis in the field of reservoir engineering. Its principal subject related to the numerical modelling of hydromechanically coupled processes in a fractured reservoir at the Geretsried Deep Geothermal Project in Germany.
Since July 2021, I have been working as a PhD student in the GeoREST research project at IDAEA-CSIC. My main field of investigation is the ‘Prediction of Induced Seismicity by the Application of Machine Learning’.

Working Experience
07/2021 – Present PhD Student, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), Palma de Mallorca. “Prediction of Induced Seismicity by the Application of Machine Learning” within the GEoREST research group.
04/2021 – 06/2021 Project Engineer, G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (G.E.O.S.), Freiberg. Project based employment for a hydromechanically coupled reservoir simulation in OpenGeoSys (OGS) of the Otaniemi Deep Geothermal Project nearby Helsinki
08/2019 – 10/2019 Research Intern, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. Creation of a 3D numerical model in ABAQUS for determining the settlement
of adjecent infrastructure during the construction of metro line 14 | RISE Worldwide Scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
07/2017 – 09/2017 Engineering Intern, vgs InGeo GmbH, Erfurt. Soil investigation, sampling in the field, groundwater drawdown, site management
10/2016 – 12/2016 Engineering Intern, German society for the construction and operation of repositories for waste materials mbH, Salzgitter. Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring of mine rehabilitation in the future repository mine for low-level radioactive waste „Konrad“

10/2014 – 01/2021 Diploma in Engineering, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Grade 1.3. Course of Study: Geotechnical Engineering and Mining | Major in Geotechnical Engineering
03/2020 Student Research Project, TUBAF; G.E.O.S., Grade 1.3. Title: Model approaches to determine hydraulic reservoir parameters. A
comparative analysis in the context of the Geretsried Deep Geothermal Project
06/2018 – 07/2018 Summer School , China University of Mining and Technol., Xuzhou. Courses: Modern mining and internat. politics | PROMOS Scholarship of the DAAD
01/2017 – 06/2017 ERASMUS+ Semester, NTNU Trondheim. Master Course: Geotechnics and Geohazards
06/2014 High School Graduation, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Erfurt, Grade 1.1.

Diploma Thesis
Title Hydromechanical coupled processes in fracture-dominated deep aquifers – Creation of a 3D-reservoir model in OGS to evaluate the influence of fracture deformation during borehole tests at the Geretsried Deep Geothermal Project
Supervisors Prof.Thomas Nagel (TUBAF); Dr. Francesco Parisio (TUBAF); Dr. René Kahnt (G.E.O.S.)
Defence Date: 27/01/2021
Grade 1.0

Linguistic Proficiency
German: First language
English: C1 CAE2 as well as UNIcert III in English for geosciences
French: A2 6 years minor subject at school
Norwegian: A1 Module Norwegian for Foreigners, NTNU Trondheim
Russian: A1 Module Russian for beginners, TUBAF

Software Competences
General Applications
LATEX – Excellent
Microsoft Office Suite – Excellent
ArcGIS – Good
Python – Good
Markdown – Very Good
HTML – Good
CSS Basic
Modelling tools
OpenGeoSys 6 – Very good
FLAC – Very good
Plaxis – Very good
PFC – Basic
Salome – Very good

Voluntary Work
03/2019 – 06/2021 Reviewer for Study Programme Accreditation. Active student reviewer in the quality assurance of geoscientific study programmes
12/2017 – 01/2021 Student Representative. Study commission of the study course “Geotechnical Engineering and Mining”
10/2017 – 01/2021 Student Representative, Conference of Saxon student bodies. The Conference of Saxon student bodies is the state-wide student representation in Saxony.
12/2019 Workshop Leader Tandem Project Ukraine-Belarus, Student council of TUBAF , Grodno (BLR). Democratic structures in student councils | German Federal Foreign Office.
06/2018 – 06/2019 Head of Division “Higher Education Policy”, Student council of TUBAF.
02/2018 – 03/2019 Student Representative, Senate of TUBAF.
06/2017 Freelance employee, STARMUS Science festival, Trondheim. Event support

Personal Achievements and Scholarships
04/2020 – 03/2021 Scholar German National Scholarship Programme (“Deuschlandstipendium”), Funded by Ziller Beteiligungs GmbH.
10/2019 – 03/2020 Scholar “Deuschlandstipendium”, Funded by GMB GmbH.
12/2018 Award ”Best Technical Presentation”, AGH Krakow. Participation in the ”59th. Conference of Student Scientific Circles of the Mining Division” with a lecture on rock bursts in a Norwegian iron ore mine.
10/2018 – 09/2019 Scholar “Deuschlandstipendium”, Funded by HPC AG.
04/2018 – 09/2018 Scholar “Deuschlandstipendium”, Funded by Lausitzer Energie AG.
04/2016 – 03/2017 Scholar “Deuschlandstipendium”, Funded by Mitteldeutsche Braunkohle AG.
04/2015 – 03/2016 Scholar “Deuschlandstipendium”, Funded by Dr. Erich Krüger Foundation.
06/2014 Albert-Schweitzer Highshool Award, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Erfurt. Awarded in the categories literature and social dedication


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