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Maximilian MERL

Faculty of Geosciences, Klagenfurter Straße 2-4, 28359 Bremen, Germany

Phone:           +49 421 218-65373

Email:             merlm AT uni-bremen DOT de

Room:            Building GEO II, Room 4580


Nationality:     German



2013 - B.Sc. Geophysics, University of Hamburg

2016 - M.Sc.Geophysics, University of Kiel



German (mother tongue), English



Career and Research Interest

Maximilian Merl graduated in geophysics at the universities of Hamburg and Kiel.

After his graduation Max was one part of the overwintering team 2017 on the german antarctic research station Neumayer III that is running under the responsibility of AWI (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven). In these 14 months he was mainly responsible for the data acquisition of three geophysics-related observatories. Max helped and organized additional field operations especially for seismological questions (arrays for the detection of ice quakes, new seismological stations) and sea ice science during that time.

From 2018 to 2021 Max joined the R&D department of Herrenknecht AG located in Schwanau, Germany the world leader for mechanized tunnel boring machines. In these three years he worked in a team that developed two seismic prediction systems for the integration on the tunnel boring machines as well as the further development of systems that give direct feedback of the geological situation at the cutting wheel of the machine. The main tasks in this working phase was making these systems operational on actual projects and the final development on prototypes.

Now, in July 2021 he headed back to the academic field in the University of Bremen, where he started working on the project „cable detection“ to do a doctorate. In the project a measuring frame and algorithms will be developed that allows to image and detect high voltage cables used for offshore windparks.

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