Prof. Jörg Renner (Editor-in-Chief 2015-present)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Date joined board
Geophysical Journal International
After his dissertation at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Jörg Renner held postdoctoral fellowships and appointments at MIT and GFZ Potsdam before he became Professor for Experimental Geophysics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2001. His major research interests are in two strongly linked topics, subsurface fluid transport and rheology of rocks. He addresses problems from groundwater flow near the surface, to oil, gas or geothermal energy production from the upper crust, to melt transport in the Earth's mantle by performing and analyzing field and laboratory experiments.