Florian Amann

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. head of department room:205 phone: +49 241 80-95740 amann@lih.rwth-aachen.de

Field of activties:

  • Rock Slope Instabilities and Natural Hazards
  • Rock and Geomechanics
  • Nuclear Waste Repositories
  • Deep Geothermal Energy

Research area:

  • Thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled problems in rocks
  • Periglacial rock slope dynamics
  • Bedrock permafrost
  • Hydraulic stimulation

Academic career:

  • 2006: Ph.D. Engineering Geology, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 2006
  • 2002: M.Sc. Geology, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 2002

Curriculum:

  • Since 2017: Chair of Engineering Geology, RWTH Aachen
  • 2015-2017: Scientific Manager “Deep Underground Geothermal Laboratory”, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2011-2014: Senior Researcher Rio Tinto Center for Underground Mine Construction, Sudbury, Canada
  • 2007-2016: Senior Research Associate, ETH Zurich, Engineering Geology
  • 2002-2007: Pöyry Infra / Pöyry Energy AG, Switzerland

Publications:

Jalali, Mohammadreza, Näf, Rico, Krietsch, Hannes, Gischig, Valentin, Doetsch, Joseph, Giardini, Domenico, Klepikova, Maria, Amann, Florian (2018): Transmissivity Changes and Microseismicity Induced by Small-Scale Hydraulic Fracturing Tests in Crystalline Rock, in: Geophysical research letters : GRL 45.5, S. 2265-2273, doi: 10.1002/2017GL076781.

Vogler, D., Madonna, C., Bayer, P., Amann, Florian, Annavarapu, C., Settgast, R. R. (2018): Experiments and Simulations of Fully Hydro-Mechanically Coupled Response of Rough Fractures Exposed to High-Pressure Fluid Injection, in: Journal of geophysical research : JGR / Solid earth 123.2, S. 1186-1200, doi: 10.1002/2017JB015057.

Amann, Florian, Gischig, Valentin, Evans, Keith, Doetsch, Joseph, Jalali, Reza, Valley, Benoît, Krietsch, Hannes, Dutler, Nathan, Villiger, Linus, Brixel, Bernard, Klepikova, Maria, Kittilä, Anniina, Madonna, Claudio, Wiemer, Stefan, Saar, Martin O., Loew, Simon, Driesner, Thomas, Maurer, Hansruedi, Giardini, Domenico (2018): The seismo-hydromechanical behavior during deep geothermal reservoir stimulations: open questions tackled in a decameter-scale in situ stimulation experiment, in: Solid earth : SE 9.1, S. 115-137, doi: 10.5194/se-9-115-2018.

Kant, Michael A., Rossi, Edoardo, Duss, Jonas, Amann, Florian, Saar, Martin O., von Rohr, Philipp Rudolf (2018): Demonstration of thermal borehole enlargement to facilitate controlled reservoir engineering for deep geothermal, oil or gas systems, in: Applied energy 212 S. 1501-1509, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.01.009.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen: Erscheinungsformen-Kinematik-Massnahmen.

Gischig, V. S., Doetsch, J., Maurer, H., Krietsch, H., Amann, Florian, Evans, K. F., Nejati, M., Jalali, M. R., Obermann, A., Valley, B. (2017): On the link between stress field and small-scale hydraulic fracture growth in anisotropic rock derived from mirco-seismicity.

Wild, Katrin M., Amann, Florian (2017): HM Experiment : Hydro-Mechanical Coupling.

Rossi, Edoardo, 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium San Francisco, California 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-27, Amann, Florian, Saar, M. O., Kant, M. A., Rudolf von Rohr, Philipp (2017): The effects of flame-heating on rock strength: Towards a new drilling technology, in: 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

Doetsch, Joseph, 9th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar Edinburgh 2017-06-28 - 2017-06-30, Krietsch, Hannes, Lajaunie, Myriam, Schmelzbach, Cedric, Maurer, Hansruedi, Amann, Florian (2017): GPR imaging of shear zones in crystalline rock, in: 2017 9th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) : Edinburgh, UK, 28-30 June 2017 : proceedings / the University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering; IEEE ; editors: Antonios Giannopoulos (general chair, University of Edinburgh, UK), Craig Warren (co-chair, Northumbria University, UK), doi: 10.1109/IWAGPR.2017.7996074.

Krietsch, Hannes, 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium San Francisco, California 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-27, Gischig, Valentin, Jalali, M. Reza, Amann, Florian, Evans, Keith F., Doetsch, Joseph, Valley, Benoit (2017): Stress measurements in crystalline rock: Comparison of overcoring, hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity results, in: 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

Brixel, Bernard, Klepikova, Maria, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2017): High-resolution cross-borehole thermal tracer testing in granite: preliminary field results, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 19.

Gischig, Valentin, Doetsch, Joseph, Villiger, Linus, Krietsch, Hannes, Maurer, Hansruedi, Amann, Florian, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Obermann, Anne, Wiemer, Stefan (2017): Induced micro-seismicity observed during meter-scale hydraulic-fracturing, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 19.

Brixel, Bernard, Klepikova, Maria, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Loew, Simon, Amann, Florian (2017): Monitoring thermal processes in low-permeability fractured media using fibre-optics distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS), in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 19.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Petrographisch-geotechnische Eigenschaften der betroffenen Felsmassen, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Gleitkörpergeometrie, Bewegungsmechanismus und numerische Modellierung, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Auswirkungen auf die alpine Umwelt, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Ausblick, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Erforschungsgeschichte und Begriffsentwicklung, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Detailuntersuchungen zur Geotechnik und Kinematik, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Massnahmen und Sanierungskonzepte, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Angaben und Kennwerte zur Kinematik, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Charakteristische Kennwerte, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Einleitung und Zielsetzung, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Morphologische Ausbildung des gesamten Massenkörpers, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Dutler, Nathan, Amann, Florian, Doetsch, Joseph, Gischig, Valentin, Jalali, Reza, Krietsch, Hannes, Valley, Beno^it, Villiger, Linus (2017): Injection Protocol and First Results of Hydraulic Fracturing Experiments at the Grimsel Test Site.

Kleinbrod, Ulrike, Burj'anek, Jan, Hugentobler, Marc, Amann, Florian, Fäh, Donat (2017): A comparative study on seismic response of two unstable rock slopes within same tectonic setting but different activity level, in: Geophysical Journal International 211.3, S. 1428-1448, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx376.

Vogler, Daniel, Walsh, Stuart DC, Bayer, Peter, Amann, Florian (2017): Comparison of Surface Properties in Natural and Artificially Generated Fractures in a Crystalline Rock, in: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 50.11, S. 2891-2909, doi: 10.1007/s00603-017-1281-4.

Jalali, Mohammadreza, Brixel, Bernard, Klepikova, Maria, Gischig, Valentin, Doetsch, Joseph, Amann, Florian (2017): Multi-scale hydraulic characterization of stimulated fractured crystalline rock at Grimsel test site, in: Flowpath 2017.

Moser, Michael, Amann, Florian, Meier, Jörg, Weidner, Stefan (2017): Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen, in: Tiefgreifende Hangdeformationen der Alpen.

Wild, Katrin M, Barla, Marco, Turinetti, Giovanni, Amann, Florian (2017): A multi-stage triaxial testing procedure for low permeable geomaterials applied to Opalinus Clay, in: Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 9.3, S. 519-530, doi: 10.1016/j.jrmge.2017.04.003.

Schuster, Kristof, Amann, Florian, Yong, Salina, Bossart, Paul, Connolly, Peter (2017): High-resolution mini-seismic methods applied in the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland), in: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 110.1, S. 213-231, doi: 10.1007/s00015-016-0241-4.

Amann, Florian, Wild, Katrin M, Loew, Simon, Yong, Salina, Thoeny, Reto, Frank, Erik (2017): Geomechanical behaviour of Opalinus Clay at multiple scales: results from Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland), in: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 110.1, S. 151-171, doi: 10.1007/s00015-016-0245-0.

Wild, Katrin M., Walter, Patric, Amann, Florian (2017): The response of Opalinus Clay when exposed to cyclic relative humidity variations, in: Solid Earth 8.2, S. 351, doi: 10.5194/se-8-351-2017.

Paraskevopoulou, Chrysothemis, Perras, Matthew, Diederichs, Mark, Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon, Lam, Tom, Jensen, Mark (2017): The three stages of stress relaxation-Observations for the time-dependent behaviour of brittle rocks based on laboratory testing, in: Engineering Geology 216 S. 56-75, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2016.11.010.

Phillips, Marcia, Wolter, Andrea, Lüthi, Rachel, Amann, Florian, Kenner, Robert, Bühler, Yves (2017): Rock slope failure in a recently deglaciated permafrost rock wall at Piz Kesch (Eastern Swiss Alps), February 2014, in: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42.3, S. 426-438, doi: 10.1002/esp.3992.

Markus, Weh, Amann, Florian, Helmut, Wannenmacher (2017): Der Einfluss von Gebirgsparametern auf die TBM-Penetration: Neue Erkenntnisse auf Grund verbesserter Methoden zur Er-fassung und Modellierung des Gebirges.

Gischig, Valentin, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Amann, Florian, Krietsch, Hannes, Klepikova, Maria, Esposito, Simona, Broccardo, Marco, Obermann, Anne, Mignan, Arnaud, Doetsch, Joseph (2016): Impact of the ISC Experiment at the Grimsel Test Site-Assessment of Potential Seismic Hazard and Disturbances to Nearby Experiments and KWO Infrastructure.

Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon (2016): Beurteilung der nachgereichten geologischen und felsmechanischen Unterlagen zur maximalen Tiefenlage.

Ziegler, Martin, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2016): How fractographic analyses uncover complex trends of modern and palaeo principal stresses, in: 35th International Geological Congress Abstracts.

Doetsch, J, Amann, Florian, Gischig, V, Jalali, M, Madonna, C, Evans, K, Valley, B, Giardini, D, Wiemer, S, Maurer, HR (2016): An in-situ stimulation experiment in crystalline rock-seismo-hydro-mechanical response during hydraulic fracturing tests, in: DGG Jahrestagung 2016.

Manconi, Andrea, Wolter, Andrea, Amann, Florian (2016): Measuring surface displacements from airborne imagery with Digital Image Correlation: insights from the Cuolm Da Vi deep-seated rockslide, in: Abstract Volume 14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting.

Brixel, Bernard, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Klepikova, Maria, Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon (2016): Hydraulic metrics & fingerprints: Development of sound test procedures & analytical framework to evaluate permeability enhancement, in: Abstract Volume 14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting.

Phillips, M, Wolter, A, Kos, A, Luethi, R, Amann, Florian, Kenner, R, de Preux, A, Huwiler, A (2016): Deep-seated rock slope failure in mountain permafrost rock walls: Pizzo Cengalo and Piz Kesch, Swiss Alps, in: 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016).

Loew, Simon, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Klepikova, Maria, Amann, Florian (2016): Fracture Transmissivity Development as a Response to Hydraulic Fracturing and Hydraulic Jacking at Grimsel Test Site, in: 43rd IAH Congress: Groundvater and society: 60 years of IAH, September 25-29, 2016, Montpellier, France: The Abstract Book.

Jalali, Mohammadreza, Doetsch, Joseph, Gischig, Valentin, Krietsch, Hannes, Amann, Florian (2016): Hydraulic Stimulation of Crystalline Rock--Grimsel Test Site, in: Abstract Volume 14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting.

Krietsch, Hannes, Doetsch, Joseph, Gischig, Valentin, Amann, Florian, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Madonna, Claudio, Evans, Keith, Valley, Benoit, Giardini, Domenico, Wiemer, Stefan (2016): Preliminary stress characterization for an in-situ stimulation experiment at the Grimsel Underground Laboratory, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 18.

Gischig, Valentin, Broccardo, Marco, Amann, Florian, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Esposito, Simona, Krietsch, Hannes, Doetsch, Joseph, Madonna, Claudio, Wiemer, Stefan, Loew, Simon (2016): An in-situ stimulation experiment in crystalline rock-assessment of induced seismicity levels during stimulation and related hazard for nearby infrastructure, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 18.

Wenning, Quinn, Madonna, Claudio, Amann, Florian, Gischig, Valentin, Burg, Jean-Pierre (2016): Physical property characterization of a damage zone in granitic rock--Implications for geothermal reservoir properties, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 18.

Jung, Martin, Klepikova, Maria, Jalali, Mohammadreza, Fisch, Hansruedi, Loew, Simon, Amann, Florian (2016): Geothermal reservoir characterization through active thermal testing, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 18.

Jalali, Mohammadreza, Klepikova, Maria, Fisch, Hansruedi, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2016): Permeability Enhancement in Enhanced Geothermal System as a result of Hydraulic Fracturing and Jacking, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 18.

Wild, Katrin, Walter, Patric, Madonna, Claudio, Amann, Florian (2016): Environmental degradation of Opalinus Clay with cyclic variations in relative humidity, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 18.

Vogler, Daniel, Amann, Florian, Bayer, Peter, Elsworth, Derek (2016): An Experimental Study on Fracture Permeability Evolution, in: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 49.9, S. 3463-3579.

Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2016): Sachplan Geologische Tiefenlager, Etappe 2. Expertenbericht (ENSI 33/531): Beurteilung der geologischen und felsmechanischen Unterlagen zur maximalen Tiefenlage im Rahmen der Nachforderungen des ENSI zum Indikator „Tiefenlage im Hinblick auf bautechnische, in: Expertenbericht ENSI 33.

Kos, Andrew, Amann, Florian, Strozzi, Tazio, Delaloye, Reynald, Ruette, Jonas, Springman, Sarah (2016): Contemporary glacier retreat triggers a rapid landslide response, Great Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, in: Geophysical Research Letters 43.24,, doi: 10.1002/2016GL071708.

Vogler, Daniel, Amann, Florian, Bayer, Peter, Elsworth, Derek (2016): Permeability evolution in natural fractures subject to cyclic loading and gouge formation, in: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 49.9, S. 3463-3479, doi: 10.1007/s00603-016-1022-0.

Ziegler, Martin, Loew, Simon, Amann, Florian (2016): Near-surface rock stress orientations in alpine topography derived from exfoliation fracture surface markings and 3D numerical modelling, in: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 85 S. 129-151, doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2016.03.009.

Loprieno-Gnirs, A, Amann, Florian, Paulin-Grothe, E, Vranckx, I, Ziegler, M (2015): The Swiss Mission at Sheikh abd el-Qurna: report on the fall-winter season 2014/2015.

Nussbaum, Christophe, Guglielmi, Yves, Henry, Pierre, Gout, Claude, Dick, Pierre, Amann, Florian (2015): Underground Research Laboratories for conducting fault activation experiments in shales, in: 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium 2015: San Francisco, California, USA, 29 June-1 July 2015. - 2.

Vogler, Daniel, Walsh, Stuart DC, Amann, Florian, Bayer, Peter (2015): Joint Impact of Fracture Topography and Aperture Distribution on Flow and Transport, in: AGU Chapman Conference.

Vogler, D, Amann, Florian, Bayer, P, Elsworth, D (2015): Investigation of Small-Scale Permeability Evolution in Natural Fractures, in: Earth Sciences Division Modeling Forum, Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

Doetsch, Joseph, Gischig, Valentin, Amann, Florian, Madonna, Claudio, Jalali, M, Valley, B, Evans, KF (2015): Reservoir Stimulation Experiments at the Grimsel Test Site: Stress Measurements using Hydraulic fracturing, Hydraulic Tests on Pre-existing Fractures and Overcoring, in: AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Orellana, Felipe, Violay, Marie, Scuderi, Marco, Collettini, Cristiano, Nussbaum, Christophe, Amann, Florian (2015): Frictional Properties of Opalinus Clay, in: 13th Swiss Geoscience Meeting.

Paraskevopoulou, Chrysothemis, Diederichs, Mark Stephen, Perras, A, Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon, Lam, Tom, Jensen, Mark (2015): Observations for the long-term behaviour of rocks based on laboratory testing, in: ISRM Regional Symposium-EUROCK 2015.

Kaiser, Peter K, Amann, Florian, Bewick, Robert P (2015): Overcoming challenges of rock mass characterization for underground construction in deep mines, in: 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics.

Bewick, Robert P, Amann, Florian, Kaiser, PK, Martin, C Derek (2015): Interpretation of UCS test results for engineering design, in: 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics.

Wild, KM, Amann, Florian, Martin, CD (2015): Some Fundamental Hydro-Mechanical Processes Relevant for Understanding the Pore Pressure Response around Excavations in Low Permeable Clay Rocks, in: 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics.

Wild, Katrin M, Amann, Florian, Martin, C Derek, Wassermann, Jerome, David, Christian, Barla, Marco (2015): Dilatancy of clay shales and its impact on pore pressure evolution and effective stress for different triaxial stress paths, in: 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

Amann, Florian, Martin, C Derek, Wild, Katrin M (2015): The role of capillary suction and dilatancy on the interpretation of the confined strength of clay shales, in: 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics.

Kos, Andrew, Amann, Florian (2015): Characterizing rock slope deformations with a portable radar interferometer, in: ARMA e-Newsletter 2015.15, S. 3-5.

Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon, Perras, Matthew A (2015): Assessment of geomechanical properties, maximum depth below ground surface and edz impact on long term safety, in: ENSI Report 33.460,.

Amann, Florian, Vogelhuber, Martin, von Moos, AG (2015): Assessment of geomechanical properties of intact opalinus clay, in: Unpublished expert report ENSI 33.461, S. 69.

Ündül, Ömer, Amann, Florian, KAISER, Peter K (2015): Sülfatcca Zengin Killi Kayalarin Dayanim ve Deformasyon Özellikleri ile Gevrek Kirilma Süreccleri, in: Geological Engineering Journal/Jeoloji Mühendisligi Dergisi 39.2,.

Amann, Florian, Vogelhuber, Martin (2015): Expert Report-Assessment of Geomechanical Properties of Intact Opalinus Clay.

Kupferschmied, Nicolas, Wild, Katrin M, Amann, Florian, Nussbaum, Christophe, Jaeggi, David, Badertscher, Nicolas (2015): International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, in: International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 77 S. 105-114, doi: 10.1016/0148-9062(84)90002-0.

Ündül, Ömer, Amann, Florian, Aysal, Namik, Plötze, Michael L (2015): Micro-textural effects on crack initiation and crack propagation of andesitic rocks, in: Engineering Geology 193 S. 267-275, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.04.024.

Kupferschmied, Nicolas, Wild, Katrin M, Amann, Florian, Nussbaum, Christophe, Jaeggi, David, Badertscher, Nicolas (2015): Time-dependent fracture formation around a borehole in a clay shale, in: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 77 S. 105-114, doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.03.027.

Wild, Katrin M, Amann, Florian (2014): Mont Terri--HM Experiment Hydro-Mechanical Coupling.

Vogler, Daniel, Amann, Florian, Bayer, Peter (2014): A Numerical Study on Small-Scale Permeability Creation Associated with Fluid Pressure Induced Inelastic Shearing, in: AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Ziegler, Martin, Löw, Simon, Valley, Benoit, Amann, Florian (2014): Near-surface principal stress trajectories in Alpine valleys (Grimsel region, Switzerland) as inferred from exfoliation fracture plumose structure axes and numerical modeling, in: ARMA.

Amann, Florian, Wild, Katrin, Wymann, Linda (2014): Dependency of deformability, strength and failure characteristics of clay shales on total suction, in: Eurock.

Wild, Katrin M, Wymann, Linda P, Zimmer, Sebastian, Thoeny, Reto, Amann, Florian (2014): Water Retention Characteristics and State-Dependent Mechanical and Petro-Physical Properties of a Clay Shale, in: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering S. 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s00603-014-0565-1.

Leith, Kerry, Moore, Jeffrey R, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2014): In situ stress control on microcrack generation and macroscopic extensional fracture in exhuming bedrock, in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119.1, S. 594-615, doi: 10.1002/2012JB009801.

Leith, Kerry, Moore, Jeffrey R, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2014): Subglacial extensional fracture development and implications for Alpine Valley evolution, in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 119.1, S. 62-81, doi: 10.1002/2012JF002691.

Amann, Florian, Ündül, Ömer, Kaiser, Peter K (2014): Crack initiation and crack propagation in heterogeneous sulfate-rich clay rocks, in: Rock mechanics and rock engineering 47.5, S. 1849-1865, doi: 10.1007/s00603-013-0495-3.

Amann, Florian, Linda, W, Zimmer, Sebastian, Thoeny, Reto (2013): The influence of total suction on the brittle failure characteristics of clay shales, in: AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Amann, Florian, Kaiser, KP, Ündül, Ömer (2013): Brittle failure processes in veined clay rock with large strength contrasts between vein and matrix, in: 47th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

Leith, Kerry, Moore, Jeffrey, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2013): Bedrock stresses and extensional fracture development within an evolving Alpine landscape, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 15.

Kos, Andrew, Strozzi, Tazio, Delaloye, Reynald, Amann, Florian, Raetzo, Hugo (2013): Quantifying a contemporary paraglacial rock slope response in the Aletsch region, Switzerland, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 15.

Amann, Florian, Kos, Andrew, Lafranchi, O (2012): Thermal influences on the displacement of a deep-seated rock instability in a permafrost environment in Switzerland, in: AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Amann, Florian, Kaiser, Peter, Button, Edward Alan (2012): Experimental study of brittle behavior of clay shale in rapid triaxial compression, in: Rock mechanics and rock engineering 45.1, S. 21-33, doi: 10.1007/s00603-011-0195-9.

Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon (2011): Stellungnahme zur Abklärung ergänzender geologischer Untersuchungen der Nagra zur Standsicherheit und Erschliessung der Lagerkammern.

Kos, Andrew, Strozzi, Tazio, Amann, Florian, Wiesmann, Andreas (2011): Failure mechanisms in rock slopes imaged with a portable radar interferometer (GPRI), in: 8th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics.

Amann, Florian, Thoeny, R, Button, EA (2011): Insight into the brittle failure behavior of clay shales in unconfined and confined compression, in: 45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

Leith, Kerry, Moore, Jeff, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2011): Effect of glacial ice cover on fracturing critically stressed bedrock, in: Geophysical Research Abstracts. - 13.

Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon (2011): Stellungnahme zur Abklärung der Notwendigkeit ergänzender geologischer Untersuchungen in SGT Etappe 2 für die Beurteilung der Standsicherheit und Erschliessung der Lagerkammern (NTB 10-01: Bautechnische Aspekte).

Nussbaum, Christophe, Bossart, Paul, Amann, Florian, Aubourg, Charles (2011): Analysis of tectonic structures and excavation induced fractures in the Opalinus Clay, Mont Terri underground rock laboratory (Switzerland), in: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104.2, S. 187, doi: 10.1007/s00015-011-0070-4.

Amann, Florian, Button, Edward Alan, Evans, Keith Frederick, Gischig, Valentin Samuel, Blümel, Manfred (2011): Experimental study of the brittle behavior of clay shale in rapid unconfined compression, in: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 44.4, S. 415-430, doi: 10.1007/s00603-011-0156-3.

Gischig, Valentin S, Moore, Jeffrey R, Evans, Keith F, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2011): Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 1. Conceptual study of a simplified slope, in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 116.F4,, doi: 10.1029/2011JF002006.

Gischig, Valentin S, Moore, Jeffrey R, Evans, Keith F, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2011): Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 2. The Randa rock slope instability, in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 116.F4,, doi: 10.1029/2011JF002007.

Thöny, R, Amann, Florian, Button, E, Löw, Simon (2010): Influence of pe-existing discontinuities on ground behavior in the Opalinus Clay, in: Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Proceedings of the European Rock Mechanics Symposium (Eurock) 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, 15-18 June 2010.

Rothardt, Gerd, Button, Edward, Amann, Florian, Kos, Andrew (2010): Internal and external factors affecting the stability of Kärpf rock slope, Canton Glarus, Switzerland, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 12.

Kos, Andrew, Amann, Florian, Strozzi, Tazio, Button, Edward, Rothard, Gerd (2010): Preliminary results of short term continuous monitoring of an unstable permafrost affected rock slope using a portable, real aperture radar interferometer (GPRI), in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 12.

Leith, Kerry, Moore, Jeff, Amann, Florian, Loew, Simon (2010): Slope failure induced by post-glacial extensional fracturing in the Matter and Saas Valleys, Switzerland, in: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. - 12.

Fischer, Luzia, Amann, Florian, Moore, Jeffrey R, Huggel, Christian (2010): Assessment of periglacial slope stability for the 1988 Tschierva rock avalanche (Piz Morteratsch, Switzerland), in: Engineering Geology 116.1, S. 32-43, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2010.07.005.

Amann, Florian, Löw, Simon (2009): Vorschlag geologischer Standortgebiete für das SMA-und das HAA-Lager.

Fischer, L, Huggel, C, Kääb, A, Purves, RS, Nötzli, J, Eisenbeiss, H, Amann, Florian, Moore, JR, Haeberli, W (2009): On the influence to topographic, geological and cryospheric factors on slope instabilities in steep periglacial rock walls, in: Glacier Hazard Workshop 2009.

Fischer, Luzia, Amann, Florian, Huggel, Christian (2008): Multidisciplinary investigations and back-analysis of a periglacial rock fall event, in: 6th swiss geoscience meeting: Lugano, 21st-23rd Novembre 2008: abstract volume.

Amann, Florian (2006): Grosshangbewegung Cuolm Da Vi (Graubünden, Schweiz), Geologisch-geotechnische Befunde und numerische Untersuchungen zur Klärung des Phänomens.