Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Katrin Sembdner, M.Sc.

Research interests

  • Microbiologically induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP)
  • Soil Physics
  • Numerical Modelling


Journal articles

  1. Rizvi, Z.H., Sembdner, K., Suman, A., Giri Prasad, M.J., Wuttke, F., (2019) Experimental and Numerical investigation of Thermo-Mechanical properties for Nano-Geo composite, International Journal of Thermophysics. 40:54
  2. Rizvi, Z.H., Khan, M.A., Sembdner, K., Husain, S.F., (2018) “Numerical Modelling of crack wave interaction with BEM”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5:14(2), 28253-28261.

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

  1. Rizvi, Z.H., Motra, H.B., Sembdner, K., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2016) “ Time lapsed monitoring and numerical simulation of thermo-mechanical properties of fractured porous rock“, Interpore, Ohio, Cincinnati, USA.
  2. Anbergen, H., Sembdner, K., Kremmer, M., Christoffers, T., Metge, S., (2015) "Untersuchungen der geothermischen Eigenschaften von Bettungsmaterialien für Near-Shore Kabeltrassen", Geothermiekongress DGK, Essen, Germany.
  3. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., Sembdner, K., Wuttke, F., Wagner, N., (2015) "Effect of Hydro-mechanical changes on the relationship between thermal conductivity and Dielectric permittivity of soils", Second EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy, Celle, Germany. 
  4. Rizvi, Z.H., Wuttke, F., Sembdner, K., (2015) "Thermal analysis of submarine power cable considering natural convection", 1st International Conference of Geo-Energy and Geo-Environment, Hongkong.

Book chapters

  1. Sembdner, K., Anbergen, H., Wuttke, F., (2016) “Thermo-hydraulic coupled modelling: Analysis of thermal enhanced backfill structures and materials for near-shore power cables”, Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016 pp. 373-378.
  2. Rizvi, Z.H., Sembdner, K., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2016) "Potential of nano material (SiC) for improving the thermal properties of sand", Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016 pp. 419-422.


Links to research databases



Research Projects

In Progress

  • BioSolidEncap - Stabilisation of Tailing slopes by controlled Bio-cementation ,  Cooperation partner: Sensatec Biosrvices Köln GmbH, BMWi/ZIM, 2018-2020.


  • GEOMOE - Spezialized structures and materials for high-voltage offshore cable backfill and embeddingCooperation partner: Christoffers On and Subsea, APS GmbH, Testing Bluhm & Feuerherdt GmbH, BMWi, 2015-2017.