Julian Osten


Julian Osten

Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

PhD Student


Building: 1540

Room: 105

Lochnerstr. 4-20

52064 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 92996

Research Interests

I am investigating the hydro-mechanical response of hydraulic stimulation experiments in laboratory and field scale as part of the FEAR project. The FEAR project aims to improve our understanding of the subsurface processes that occur before, during and after an earthquake. To this end, a small earthquake is induced by fluid injection from the deep underground rock laboratory in the Bedretto Tunnel in Switzerland. Seismicity, pressure and strain response are recorded with a dense measurement network around the injection point.

I am involved in the development of stimulation schemes, preparation and conduction of the experiments and analysis of the resulting hydraulic data.

Current Projects

Fault Activation and Earthquake Rupture - FEAR | 2022-2025 | ERC Grant | PIs: Domenico Giardini (ETH Zürich), Florian Amann (RWTH Aachen), Massimo Cocco (INGV), Stefan Wiemer (ETH Zürich) | More Information

Professional Experience

Since 2022 Scientific Associate and PhD student, Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
2020 – 2022 Student Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
2020 Internship, icp Ingenieurgesellschaft, Karlsruhe
2017 – 2020 Student Assistent, Altenbockum & Partner Geologen, Aachen


2019 – 2022 M. Sc. Applied Geosciences, RWTH Aachen, Specialization: Geoengineering
2017 Erasmus Exchange Semester, Charles University, Prague
2015 – 2019 B. Sc. Georesouces Management, RWTH Aachen