Lina Gotzen

M. Sc.

PhD Student

Lina Gotzen
Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology


Building: 1540

Room: 103

Lochnerstr. 4-20

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96776
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92280

Research Interests

I am a geoscientist working in the field of geomechanics, geotechnics and structural geology. The project of my PhD investigates long-term clay creep behavior through thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled triaxial tests of Opalinus Clay, and the post-experimental analysis of microstructure using scanning electron microscopy. My work provides further data for the extension of the constitutive model for the Opalinus Clay which is considered as the potential host rock for nuclear waste in Switzerland.

Current Projects

Development and Validation of a Constitutive Model for Opalinus Clay | 2018-2022 | ENSI | PIs: Florian Amann More Information

Professional Experience

Since 2022 Scientific Associate and PhD student, Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
2020 – 2021 Student Research Assistant, Institute of Tectoncis and Geodynamics (TaG), RWTH Aachen
2019 – 2021 Student Teaching Assistant, Institute of Tectoncis and Geodynamics (TaG), RWTH Aachen
2019 (2 Month) Internship at Wintershall-Dea, Geology Department (Exploration), Barnstorf, Germany
2018 – 2020 Student Research Assistant, Geological Institut, RWTH Aachen


2018 – 2021 MSc Applied Geosciences, Specialization: Energy and Mineral Resources (engl.), RWTH Aachen
Masterthesis: The effect of rheological multilayer contrasts on folding geometry.
2014 – 2017 BSc Applied Geosciences, Specialization: “Energie und mineralische Ressourcen”, RWTH Aachen