Person

Dr.

Anja Dufresne

Senior Scientist

Anja Dufresne
Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie

Address

Building: 1540

Room: 215

Lochnerstraße 4-20

52056 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 96779
Fax: +49 241 80 92280
 

Field of Activities:

  • Geosciences
  • natural hazards

Research Area:

  • landslides

Research Projects:

  • Current: Geophysical investigations of Taan Fiord landslide and tsunami, Alaska. NSF-project collaboration.
  • Long-runout landslides: the influence of lithology on comminution, (micro-) structures, morphology, and runout. DFG-Projekt DU1294/2-1

Academic Career:

  • 02/2006 – 03/2009 PhD Geosciences – Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 01/2001 – 11/2002 MSc Geosciences – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • 10/1999 – 10/2002 BSc Geosciences – University of Göttingen

Further Education:

  • 03/2017 Data Mining with IBM SPSS Modeller, masem Training, Wiesbaden
  • 09/2006 – 11/2006 Aiming at Academic Careers – Canterbury Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Neuseeland
  • 01/2008 – 04/2008 Introduction to College Teaching – Centre for Teaching, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • 08/2003 Field Methods in Volcanology – Centre for the Study of Active Volcanoes, University of Hawai’i in Hilo, USA (2 Wochen)
  • 09/2002 – 09/2002 Praktikum Vulkanologie – Ekra Geological Consulting und Nordic Volcanological Institute, Reykjavík, Island

Curriculum:

  • 09/2016 – date Senior Researcher, Lecturer – RWTH Aachen University
  • 05/2016 – 08/2016 and 09/2017 Visiting Scientist – British Columbia, Canada
    Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
  • 02/2013 – 04/2016 Project Leader – University of Freiburg
    DFG-Project: “Long-runout landslides: the effect of lithology on comminution, (micro-)structures, morphology, and runout”
  • 04/2010 – 04/2016 Lecturer – University of Freiburg
  • 04/2010 – 04/2012 Research Associate – University of Freiburg
  • 02/2006 – 06/2008 Teaching Assistant – University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 02/2003 – 09/2005 Teaching Assistant – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • 01/2001 – 10/2002 Research Assistant – University of Göttingen

Awards and Grants:

  • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (2006-2009)
  • Student Travel Grant through the IAVCEI Committees, Iceland (2008)
  • NZ Earthquake Commission Fund to participate in the IAVCEI General Assembly, Iceland (2008)
  • Mason Trust Award (Canterbury University) for field work in New Zealand and Mexico (04/2008; 04/2007; 11/2006; 04/2006)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) Travel Grant to participate in the 32nd International Geological Congress in Florence, Italy (2004)
  • GSA Research Grant for field work in Hawai’i (2004)
  • Gloria Radke Memorial Prize (University of Massachusetts) to participate in the 3rd Cities on Volcanoes Conference in Hawai’i (2003)
  • National Science Foundation Grant for the course ‘Field Methods in Volcanology’ in Hilo, Hawai’i (2003)
  • Teaching Assistantship (2002-2005), University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
  • DAAD exchange stipend for the first semester at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA (2003)

Memberships:

  • Geological Society of America
  • Bund Deutscher Geowissenschaftler
  • European Geosciences Union
  • Deutsche Quatärvereinigung

Co-Supervised Thesis:

Publications:

 

Publications

Title Author(s)
Rock slide-debris avalanches : flow transformation and hummock formation, examples from British Columbia
Journal Article (2019)
Dufresne, Anja
Geertsema, M.
The 2016 Lamplugh rock avalanche, Alaska : deposit structures and emplacement dynamics
Journal Article (2019)
Dufresne, Anja
Wolken, G. J.
Hibert, C.
Bessette-Kirton, E. K.
Coe, J. A.
Geertsema, M.
Ekström, G.
Transient behaviour of excess pore pressure induced by impact loading of landslides : a laboratory experiment
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2019)
Soltek, Leonie
Amann, Florian
Dufresne, Anja
Jalali, Mohammadreza
The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska
Journal Article (2018)
Higman, Bretwood
Shugar, Dan H.
Stark, Colin P.
Ekström, Göran
Koppes, Michele N.
Lynett, Patrick
Dufresne, Anja
Haeussler, Peter J.
Geertsema, Marten
Gulick, Sean
Mattox, Andrew
Venditti, Jeremy G.
Walton, Maureen A. L.
McCall, Naoma
Mckittrick, Erin
MacInnes, Breanyn
Bilderback, Eric L.
Tang, Hui
Willis, Michael J.
Richmond, Bruce
Reece, Robert S.
Larsen, Chris
Olson, Bjorn
Capra, James
Ayca, Aykut
Bloom, Colin
Williams, Haley
Bonno, Doug
Weiss, Robert
Keen, Adam
Skanavis, Vassilios
Loso, Michael
Experimental impact cratering: A summary of the major results of the MEMIN research unit
Journal Article (2018)
Kenkmann, Thomas
Deutsch, Alex
Thoma, Klaus
Ebert, Matthias
Poelchau, Michael H.
Buhl, Elmar
Carl, Eva-Regine
Danilewsky, Andreas N.
Dresen, Georg
Dufresne, Anja
Durr, Nathanaël
Ehm, Lars
Grosse, Christian
Gulde, Max
Güldemeister, Nicole
Hamann, Christopher
Hecht, Lutz
Hiermaier, Stefan
Hoerth, Tobias
Kowitz, Astrid
Langenhorst, Falko
Lexow, Bernd
Liermann, Hanns-Peter
Luther, Robert
Mansfeld, Ulrich
Moser, Dorothee
Raith, Manuel
Reimold, Wolf Uwe
Sauer, Martin
Schäfer, Frank
Schmitt, Ralf Thomas
Sommer, Frank
Wilk, Jakob
Winkler, Rebecca
Wünnemann, Kai
River-damming, late-Quaternary rockslides in the Ötz Valley region (Tyrol, Austria)
Journal Article (2018)
Dufresne, Anja
Ostermann, M.
Preusser, F.
Engineering geomorphological mapping
Contribution to a book (2018)
Miller, Brendan
Filatow, Deepa
Dufresne, Anja
Geertsema, Marten
Dhinney, Meaghan
Longevity of dams from landslides with sub-channel rupture surfaces, Peace River region, Canada
Journal Article (2018)
Miller, Brendan
Dufresne, Anja
Geertsema, Marten
Atkinson, Nigel
Evensen, Heidi
Cruden, David
Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2017)
Dufresne, Anja
Geertsema, M.
Shugar, D. H.
Koppes, M.
Higman, B.
Haeussler, P. J.
Stark, C.
Venditti, J. G.
Bonno, D.
Larsen, C.
Gulick, S. P. S.
McCall, N.
Walton, M.
Loso, M. G.
Willis, M. J.
Rock Avalanche Sedimentology : Recent Progress
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2017)
Dufresne, Anja
Process dependence of grain size distributions in rock avalanche deposits
Journal Article (2017)
Dufresne, Anja
Dunning, S. A.
Insights into rock avalanche emplacement processes from detailed morpho-lithological studies of the Tschirgant deposit (Tyrol, Austria)
Journal Article (2015)
Dufresne, Anja
Prager, Christoph
Bösmeier, Annette
The “Cueva del Viento” on the Canaries, Spain
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2016)
Rein, Theresa
Kempe, Stephan
Dufresne, Anja
Sedimentology of rock avalanche deposits - Case study and review
Journal Article (2016)
Dufresne, Anja
Bösmeier, Annette
Prager, Christoph
Complex Interactions of Rock Avalanche Emplacement with Fluvial Sediments: Field Structures at the Tschirgant Deposit, Austria
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2015)
Dufresne, Anja
Prager, Christoph
Clague, John J.
An Overview of Rock Avalanche-Substrate Interactions
Contribution to a book (2014)
Dufresne, Anja
Long-Runout Landslides
Contribution to a book (2013)
Korup, O.
Schneider, D.
Huggel, C.
Dufresne, A.
Granular flow experiments on the interaction with stationary runout path materials and comparison to rock avalanche events
Journal Article (2012)
Dufresne, Anja
Influence of runout‐path material on emplacement of the Round Top rock avalanche, New Zealand
Journal Article (2009)
Dufresne, Anja
Davies, T. R.
McSaveney, M. J.
Substrate deformation associated with the Jocotitlán edifice collapse and debris avalanche deposit, Central México
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2010)
Dufresne, Anja
Salinas, Sergio
Siebe, Claus
Longitudinal ridges in mass movement deposits
Journal Article (2008)
Dufresne, Anja
Davies, T. R.