Prof. Dr. Broder Merkel
Professor Broder Merkel is an emeritus Professor of Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry of the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany. His work in TUBAF from 1993 to 2017 focused on the education of Bachelor, Master and PhD students from several study programs. He was one of the first professors at TUBAF to develop e-learning tools as teaching options. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Geoscience, Geo-engineering and Mining and as Vice Rector of the university. Since 2017, he works as an independent consultant. His research topics are development of sampling tools and field sensors, utilization of natural isotopes, and modelling including reactive transport simulation by combining numerical transport codes for saturated and unsaturated media of both fractured and porous with geochemical codes like PHREEQC. Mining environments and cleanup of contaminated sites, deep geothermal reservoirs and hydrogeology of arid and semiarid areas are topics of special interest to him.