Engineering Geology

Dr. Anika Braun

Research interests

  • Geohazards (landslides and earthquake environmental effects)
  • Geographic information systems (GIS), geomorphometry and landscape analysis
  • Spatial data science (Data Mining)
  • Drones in engineering geology, digital terrain modelling with Structure from Motion

Academic career

2015: Dr. rer. nat., RWTH Aachen University
2010: Master of Science in Georessources Management, specialization in Environmental Management, RWTH Aachen University
2008: Bachelor of Science in Georessources Management, RWTH Aachen University

Occupations

Since 09/2017Senior scientist and lecturer at the Department of Engineering Geology, Technische Universität Berlin
03/2015-08/2017PostDoc at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking
10/2013-08/2014Scientist at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
10/2012-09/2013Fellow of the RWTH Graduiertenförderung
10/2010-09/2012Scientist at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
04/2006-09/2010Student Assistant at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology RWTH Aachen University

Volunteering

Selected publications

Djukem, W. D. L., Braun, A., Wouatong, A. S. L., Guedjeo, C., Dohmen, K., Wotchoko, P., Fernandez-Steeger, T. M., Havenith, H. B. (2020). Effect of soil geomechanical properties and geo-environmental factors on landslide predisposition at Mount Oku, Cameroon. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(18), 6795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186795 (open access).

Braun A, Cuomo S, Petrosino S, Wang X, Zhang L (2017) Numerical SPH analysis of debris flow run-out and related river damming scenarios for a local case study in SW China. Landslides 15, 535–550. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0885-9

Zhou J, Zhang L, Yang D, Braun A, Han Z (2017) Investigation of the Quasi-Brittle Failure of Alashan Granite Viewed from Laboratory Experiments and Grain-Based Discrete Element Modeling. Materials, 10(7), 835. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10070835 (open access).

Zhou J, Zhang L, Braun A, Han Z (2017) Investigation of Processes of Interaction between Hydraulic and Natural Fractures by PFC Modeling Comparing against Laboratory Experiments and Analytical Models. Energies, 10(7), 1001. https://doi.org/10.3390/en10071001 (open access).

Braun A, Wang, X, Petrosino S, Cuomo S (2017) SPH propagation back-analysis of Baishuihe landslide in south-western China. Geoenvironmental Disasters, 4(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40677-016-0067-4 (open access).

Zhou J, Zhang L, Braun A, Han Z (2016) Numerical Modeling and Investigation of Fluid-Driven Fracture Propagation in Reservoirs Based on a Modified Fluid-Mechanically Coupled Model in Two-Dimensional Particle Flow Code. Energies, 9(9), 699. https://doi.org/10.3390/en9090699 (open access).

Havenith HB, Torgoev A, Braun A, Schlögel R, Miku M (2016) A new classification of earthquake-induced landslide event sizes based on seismotectonic, topographic, climatic and geologic factors. Geoenvironmental Disasters, 3:6, 24p. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40677-016-0041-1 (open access).

Havenith HB, Torgoev A, Schlögel R, Braun A, Torgoev I, Ischuk A (2015) Tien Shan Geohazards Database: Landslide susceptibility analysis. Geomorphology, 249, 32-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.03.019

Braun A, Klumpp E, Azzam R, Neukum C (2014) Transport and deposition of stabilized engineered silver nanoparticles in water saturated loamy sand and silty loam. Science of the Total Environment, 535, 102-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.023

Neukum C, Braun A, Azzam R (2014) Transport of stabilized engineered silver (Ag) nanoparticles through partially fractured sandstones. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, 181-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.05.012

Neukum C, Braun A, Azzam R (2014) Transport of stabilized engineered silver (Ag) nanoparticles through porous sandstones. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 158, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.12.002

 

Conference contributions

Braun A, Grützner C, Dohmen K, Fernandez-Steeger T (2019) Das Baelo Claudia Felssturz Problem. In: Tagungsband Fachsektionstage Geotechnik Interdisziplinäres Forum, 29. – 30. Oktober 2019, Würzburg, 26-31.

Braun A, Garcia-Urquia EL, Moncada Lopez R, Yamagishi H (2018) Landslide susceptibility mapping in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, using data mining methods. In: IAEG/AEG Annual Meeting Proceedings, San Francisco, California, 2018-Volume 1 (pp. 207-215). Springer.

Braun A, Cuomo S, Wang X, Petrosino S, Zhang L (2017) Baishuihe Hangrutschung in Südwest China – Fallstudie und numerische Modellierung mit SPH. In Tagungsband Fachsektionstage Geotechnik, 6-8 September, Würzburg, Germany, 180-185.

Braun A, Havenith HB, Fernandez-Steeger TM (2016) Geomorphometry, statistics and data mining for landslide susceptibility mapping in data scarce areas. In: Proceedings of the Second Central American and Caribbean Congress on Landslides (18-20 July 2016, Tegucigalpa, Honduras).

Zhou J, Braun A, Zhang L, Wang X, Xiao R, Yang Z, Han Z (2015) Three-dimensional geological modeling of Longyou grotto No. 3 with terrestrial laser scanning. In: Ancient Underground Opening and Preservation: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Scientific Problems and Long-term Preservation of Large-scale Ancient Underground Engineering (23-26 October 2015, Longyou, Zhejiang, China), CRC Press, 389-394.

Braun A, Fernandez-Steeger T, Havenith, HB, Torgoev A (2015) Landslide Susceptibility Mapping with Data Mining Methods – a Case Study from Maily-Say, Kyrgyzstan. In: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2, pp 995-998, XII International IAEG Congress, 15-19 September 2014, Torino, Italy.

Neukum C, Braun A, Azzam R (2011) Investigation of the mobility of engineered nanoparticles in water saturated and variably saturated porous media (in German language). In: Proceedings of the 18th Conference for Engineering Geology, 16-19 March 2011, Berlin, Germany, 11-18.