International Geothermal Centre
Bochum University of Applied Sciences
E-Mail: katrin.loeer - at - hs-bochum.de
Phone: +49 234 32 10867
Katrin is a seismologist and postdoctoral researcher at the International Geothermal Centre, Bochum, Germany. She earned her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 2015, where she was as a member of the Edinburgh Interferometry Project (EIP) studying source-receiver wavefield interferometry in scattering media. From the University of Münster, Germany, she holds a MSc (2011) and a BSc (2009) in geophysics. Since 2016, she receives funding through a DFG-grant “Eigene Stelle” for her project “Synergy of passive seismic methods for geothermal applications (SynPaTh)”.
Her research interests evolve around passive seismic methods and how they can be used and combined to extract information about subsurface parameters from ambient seismic noise. A key aspect is to detect and monitor surface wave anisotropy that is related to faults and fractures. To this end, she explores the potential of three-component beamforming, a seismic array method that measures velocity and direction of arrival of different wave types. As a by-product, the method provides a measure for the composition of ambient noise in terms of surface and body waves. Within the European-Mexican collaboration “GEMex” she currently contributes to the analysis of a passive seismic data set recorded on top of a geothermal reservoir in Los Humeros, Mexico.