Person

Dr. rer. nat., Universitätsprofessor

Thomas R. Rüde

Thomas R. Rüde
Die Rektoratsbeauftragten

Address

Building: 154 Haus A

Room: 206

Lochnerstrasse 4-20

52064 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 95743
Fax: +49 241 80 92280
 

Education

  • 2004 Priv.-Doz., University of Munich
  • 1995 Dr. rer. nat., University of Karlsruhe
  • 1991 Dipl. Geol., University of Karlsruhe

Professional Experience

  • since 2005 Professor for Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 1996 – 2005 Senior Researcher, Hydrogeology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 1991 – 1995 Research Assistant, Environmental Geochemistry, University of Karlsruhe

Research Interests

  • Understanding flow and transport in aquifer systems used for water supply
  • Drainage and groundwater protection
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Geogenic arsenic and uranium in groundwater systems and measures to protect the water supply
  • Tracer tests and hydraulic tests for groundwater exploration and protection
  • Hydrogeological and numerical modeling of aquifers

Selected Research Activities

  • Groundwater in the transect from the city of Mérida to the coastal ecosystems (Yucatan, Mexico) – in cooperation with Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán and Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
  • Multivariate statistical assessment of the spread of acid mine drainage at Batu Hijau South Waste Rock Dump (Sumbawa, Indonesia) – in cooperation with Gadjah Mada University
  • Numerical groundwater flow and transport model of connected multiple aquifers at the water works „Aachener Weg“ (niederrheinwasser GmbH)
  • Tracing hydraulic properties of fault zone and rocks; A2 highway tunnel project Maastricht, Netherlands (arcadis)
  • Modelling of a karst aquifer in a fold-and-thrust belt using high performance computing (GGE RWTH, HPSC – FZ Jülich)
  • Clogging processes by ochre and filter cake formation in wells used for open pit dewatering (RWE Power AG)

Experience in Advising Young Scientists

  • Lectures, seminars, lab and field courses and hands-on computer labs since 1998, best teaching awards 2010, 2012 and 2014
  • Supervisor to 13 PhD, 34 Diploma, 57 MSc and 63 BSc students
  • Chairman of study commission Georesources Management (BSc), RWTH Aachen University

Activities in Associations

  • Managing Director of the Vereinigung Aachener Geowissenschaftler e.V. (since 2018)
  • Vice-President of the International Mine Water Association (IMWA) (2008 – 2014)
  • Member of the Executive Council of IMWA (2000 – 2008)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Groundwater Quality of the Chapter of Hydrogeology of the German Society of Geosciences (2004 – 2010)

 

Publications

Title Author(s)
Fallbeispiel Kluftgrundwasserleiter : Charakterisierung eines Grundwasserleiters im Rotliegendsandstein des Saar-Nahe-Beckens
Journal Article (2017)
Altenbockum, Michael
Berens, Katharina
Enzmann, Frieder
Kersten, Michael
Rüde, Thomas R.
Wieber, Georg H. E.
Natural controls validation for handling elevated fluoride concentrations in extraction activated Tóthian groundwater flow systems: San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Journal Article (2018)
Cardona, Antonio
Banning, Andre
Carrillo-Rivera, José Joel
Aguillón-Robles, Alfredo
Rüde, Thomas R.
Aceves de Alba, Jorge
Hydrogeological and hydrochemical characterization of two karstic discharge areas in San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Journal Article (2017)
Krienen, Lisa
Heuser, Michel
Höbig, Nicole
Mares Ochoa, Manuel Ernesto
Rüde, Thomas R.
Cardona Benavides, Antonio
Optimized Dewatering Wells for Open Pit Mining to Prevent Well Loss from Ochre Formation
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2016)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Reich, Morris
Hydrogeological Model of an Urban City in a Coastal Area,Case study: Semarang, Indonesia
Journal Article (2016)
Putranto, Thomas Triadi
Rüde, Thomas R.
Developing a structural and conceptual model of a tectonically limited karst aquifer: a hydrogeological study of the Hastenrather Graben near Aachen, Germany
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2016)
Burs, David Noel
Bruckmann, Johanna
Rüde, Thomas R.
Interfases de agua dulce y agua salobre en laregión Mérida-Progreso, Yucatán
Journal Article (2015)
Rocha, Hermann
Cardona, Antonio
Graniel, Eduardo
Alfaro, Catalina
Castro, Javier
Rüde, Thomas R.
Herrera, Eduardo
Heise, Lisa
Apatite weathering as a geological driver of high uranium concentrations in groundwater
Journal Article (2015)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
The importance of fen peats as secondary source of high uranium concentrations in groundwater and its geological framework
Conference Presentation (2015)
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Rüde, Thomas R.
Wrobel, Michael
The solubility of different carbonate rocks in natural and anthropogenically influenced waters
Contribution to a book (2014)
Mießner, Paul
Rüde, Thomas R.
Geologische, hydraulische und geophysikalische Erkundung des tektonisch begrenzten Kohlenkalk-Karstaquifers im Hastenrather Graben
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2014)
Burs, David Noel
Bruckmann, Johanna
Taschowsky, Julian
von Bülow, Rhea
Knapp, Dominique
Rüde, Thomas R.
Klitzsch, Norbert
Abgrenzung von Belastungsschwerpunkten mit Uran im Grundwasser in Südbayern
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2014)
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Rüde, Thomas R.
Wrobel, Michael
Numerical groundwater flow model in Semarang/Indonesia
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2013)
Putranto, Thomas Triadi
Rüde, Thomas R.
Groundwater Uranium Origin and Fate Control in a River Valley Aquifer
Journal Article (2013)
Banning, Andre
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Rüde, Thomas R.
Wrobel, Michael
Assessing the applicability of quaternary sediments as gravel pack material for dewatering wells
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2013)
Weidner, Christoph
Henkel, Sebastian
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Rüde, Thomas R.
Klauder, Wiebke Solveigh
Ein Multi-Tracer-Versuch zur Ermittlung der hydraulischen Leitfähigkeit der Maastrichter-Kreide (Maastricht, Niederlande)
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2012)
Mießner, Paul
Perdon, Rutger
Rüde, Thomas R.
Crossing redox boundaries-Aquifer redox history and effects on iron mineralogy and arsenic availability
Journal Article (2012)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Dölling, Bettina
Untersuchung der Verockerungsneigung von Vertikalfilterbrunnen im Modellversuch
Journal Article (2012)
Henkel, Sebastian
Weidner, Christoph
Roger, Sebastian
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Rüde, Thomas R.
Klauder, Wiebke Solveigh
Vinzelberg, Gero
Verteilung und Ursachen erhöhter Uran-Konzentrationen in quartärem Grundwasser Südbayerns
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2012)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Banning, Andre
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Wrobel, Michael
Origin, reservoirs and fate control of natural uranium in northern Bavaria, Germany
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2012)
Banning, Andre
Rubinos, David
Rüde, Thomas R.
Uranium and arsenic dynamics in volcano-sedimentary basins – an exemplary study in north-central Mexico
Journal Article (2012)
Banning, Andre
Cardona, Antonio
Rüde, Thomas R.
Experimental Modelling of Chemical Clogging Processes in Dewatering Wells
Journal Article (2012)
Weidner, Christoph
Henkel, Sebastian
Lorke, Stefanie
Rüde, Thomas R.
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Klauder, Wiebke Solveigh
Hydrogeology of Semarang Demak groundwater basin : An overview and its challenges in preliminary groundwater flow modeling
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Putranto, Thomas Triadi
Rüde, Thomas R.
Groundwater Problems in Semarang Demak Urban Area, Java/Indonesia
Contribution to a book (2011)
Putranto, Thomas Triadi
Rüde, Thomas R.
Die kalten Grundwässer und die Thermalwässer
Contribution to a book (2011)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Interaktion kommunizierender Grundwasserleiter am Beispiel des numerischen Grundwassermodells „Aachener Weg, Viersen“
Contribution to a book (2011)
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Rüde, Thomas R.
Schindler, Roland
Nature´s Poisons in Germany? – Exploring and Explaining Geogenic Arsenic and Uranium in Sediments and Groundwater
Contribution to a book (2011)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Influence pf pH on the sorption/desorption and distribution of arsenic and uranium in sedimentary rocks of the Keuper aquifer (Franconia, Germany)
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Rubinos, David
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Triassic francolite – a player in Franconia's groundwater arsenic and uranium problems?
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Mobilisation of arsenic and uranium from sedimentary rocks of the Keuper aquifer (Franconia, southern Germany)
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Rubinos, David
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Evolution of arsenic and uranium signatures in volcanic rocks, sediments and groundwater from San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Banning, Andre
Cardona, Antonio
Rüde, Thomas R.
Investigation of Clogging Processes on Vertical Filter Wells Using an Experimental Model
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Weidner, Christoph
Henkel, Sebastian
Lorke, Stefanie
Rüde, Thomas R.
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Klauder, Wiebke Solveigh
Parameters affecting Na-fluorescein (uranine) detection in mine water tracer tests
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Weidner, Christoph
Naurath, Lara
Rüde, Thomas R.
Banning, Andre
Interacting effect of pH and Bicarbonate on the Mobilization of Arsenic and Uranium in Sedimentary Rocks from the Keuper Aquifer (Franconia, Southern Germany)
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2011)
Rubinos, David
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
A New Approach to Quantify Na-Fluorescein (Uranine) in Acid Mine Waters
Journal Article (2011)
Naurath, Lara
Weidner, Christoph
Rüde, Thomas R.
Banning, Andre
Das numerische Grundwasserströmungsmodell «Aachener Weg, Viersen» : instationäre Kalibrierung und Szenarienanalyse
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2010)
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Rüde, Thomas R.
Schindler, Roland
Improving the effectiveness of wells for lignite mine dewatering
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2010)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Banning, Andre
Klauder, Wiebke Solveigh
Roger, Sebastian
Vinzelberg, Gero
Uranium and arsenic in some aquifers from Mexico and germany - a common geogenic development?
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2010)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Cardona, Antonio
Aguillón-Robles, Alfredo
Padilla-Sanchez, Leticia
Impact of paleo-redox processes on arsenic distribution and mobility in sediments
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2010)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Enrichment processes of arsenic in oxidic sedimentary rocks - from geochemical and genetic characterization to potential mobility
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2010)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Heterogene Arsenverteilung in Sedimenten als Folge der Arsenanreicherung an sekundären Eisenkonkretionen
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Hümpel, Eike
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Natürliche Arsenvorkommen in eisenoxidreichen Sedimentgesteinen Deutschlands – Charakterisierung und Akkumulationsprozesse
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2009)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Verantwortungsvoller Umgang mit der Ressource Boden – Workshop zur Erarbeitung eines Aachener Modells für ein nachhaltiges Landmanagement am Niederrhein
Journal Article (2009)
Herzog, Melanie
Lehmkuhl, Frank
Schüttrumpf, Holger
Einsporn, Sonja
Dott, Wolfgang
Dresen, Boris
Pflaum, H.
Ernst, Marit
Hollert, Henner
Lennartz, Fred
Romich, Manfred F.
Rüde, Thomas R.
Roß-Nickoll, Martina
Schäffer, Andreas
Schneider, Christoph
Simon, Sven
Werner-Korall, Eric Douglas
Das numerische Grundwassermodell „Aachener Weg, Viersen“ : Interaktion und Stofftransport kommunizierender Grundwasserleiter
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Demmel, Thomas Georg
Rüde, Thomas R.
Schindler, R.
Abgrenzung der Grundwassergruppen im Thermalwasserbereich der Stadt Aachen
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Dietrichs, Joyce P.
Rüde, Thomas R.
Steinmetz, Eberhard
Geogenic enrichment and behaviour of arsenic in iron oxides containing sedimentary rocks in Germany
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2008)
Banning, Andre
Rüde, Thomas R.
Impact of the use of reclaimed water on the quality of groundwater resources in the Jordan Valley, Jordan
Journal Article (2008)
Al Kuisi, Mustafa
Aljazzar, Taiseer Harb
Rüde, Thomas R.
Margane, Armin
Geogenic enrichment of arsenic in histosols
Contribution to a book (2007)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Königskötter, H.
Natürliche Schadstoffrückhalteprozesse für Arsen und Kupfer am Standort einer ehemaligen Buntfarbenfabrik
Journal Article (2006)
Hanauer, Thomas
Rüde, Thomas R.
Rietzler, Johann
Wohnlich, Stefan
Stichler, Willibald
Faziesabhängigkeit geogener Arsengehalte in Sedimenten der Niederrheinischen Bucht
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2006)
Jansen, Nils
Rüde, Thomas R.
Arsengehalte in Apatiten
Abstract, Contribution to a conference proceedings, Journal Article (2005)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Einfluss unterschiedlicher meteorologischer Bedingungen auf Tracerversuche im Karst des Laubensteingebietes (Chiemgauer Alpen)
Contribution to a book (2005)
Rüde, Thomas R.
Wohnlich, S.
Anforderungen an die MNA-Strategie bei Arsenkontaminationen
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2005)
Rüde, Thomas R.