Philipp Blum KIT Ingenieurgeologie

Prof. Dr. habil. Philipp Blum

  • Professor of Engineering Geology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Office Hours: Montags 11:00-12:00 (nur während des Semesters) oder nach Terminvereinbarung per E-Mail
  • Room: 017
  • Phone: +49 721 608-47612
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Presentation about Subsurface Heat Islands

Documentary about Subsurface Heat Islands

Fields of expertise

  • Shallow geothermal energy
  • Deep geological repositories
  • Mass movements
  • Subsurface heat and gas storage (CO2)
  • Fissure and karst systems
  • Geomaterials

Books / Book chapters


Thermal use of shallow groundwater.
Stauffer, F.; Bayer, P.; Blum, P.; Molina Giraldo, N.; Kinzelbach, W.
2014. CRC Press
Thermal use of shallow groundwater.
Stauffer, F.; Bayer, P.; Blum, P.; Molina Giraldo, N.; Kinzelbach, W.
2013. CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b16239
Understanding the impact of hydro-mechanical coupling on performance assessment of deep waste disposal.
Blum, P.; Mackay, R.; Riley, M. S.
2004. Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in geo-systems: fundamentals, modelling, experiments and applications. Ed.: O. Stephansson, 237–242, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/S1571-9960(04)80047-8
Development of a methodology to quantify the importance of hydro-mechanical processes in radionuclide migration assessments.
Blum, P.; Mackay, R.; Riley, M. S.
2004. Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in geo-systems: fundamentals, modelling, experiments and applications. Ed.: O. Stephansson, 231–237, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/S1571-9960(04)80046-6

Latest publications


Environmental impacts of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES).
Stemmle, R.; Blum, P.; Schüppler, S.; Fleuchaus, P.; Limoges, M.; Bayer, P.; Menberg, K.
2021. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 151, Art.-Nr.: 111560. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111560
Retrospective evaluation of landslide susceptibility maps and review of validation practice.
Fleuchaus, P.; Blum, P.; Wilde, M.; Terhorst, B.; Butscher, C.
2021. Environmental earth sciences, 80 (15), Article no: 485. doi:10.1007/s12665-021-09770-9
Identifying key locations for shallow geothermal use in Vienna.
Tissen, C.; Menberg, K.; Benz, S. A.; Bayer, P.; Steiner, C.; Götzl, G.; Blum, P.
2021. Renewable energy, 167, 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2020.11.024
Quantifying biodegradation rate constants of o-xylene by combining compound-specific isotope analysis and groundwater dating [in press].
Würth, A.; Menberg, K.; Martus, P.; Sültenfuß, J.; Blum, P.
2021. Journal of contaminant hydrology, 238, Article no: 103757. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2020.103757
Simulating permeability reduction by clay mineral nanopores in a tight sandstone by combining computer X-ray microtomography and focussed ion beam scanning electron microscopy imaging.
Jacob, A.; Peltz, M.; Hale, S.; Enzmann, F.; Moravcova, O.; Warr, L. N.; Grathoff, G.; Blum, P.; Kersten, M.
2021. Solid earth, 12 (1), 1–14. doi:10.5194/se-12-1-2021
Groundwater fauna in an urban area – natural or affected?.
Koch, F.; Menberg, K.; Schweikert, S.; Spengler, C.; Hahn, H. J.; Blum, P.
2021. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 25 (6), 3053–3070. doi:10.5194/hess-25-3053-2021
Is thermal use of groundwater a pollution?.
Blum, P.; Menberg, K.; Koch, F.; Benz, S. A.; Tissen, C.; Hemmerle, H.; Bayer, P.
2021. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 239, Art.-Nr.: 103791. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2021.103791
Aquiferspeicher in Deutschland = Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) in Germany.
Fleuchaus, P.; Schüppler, S.; Stemmle, R.; Menberg, K.; Blum, P.
2021. Grundwasser, 26 (2), 123–134. doi:10.1007/s00767-021-00478-y
Technical note: Disentangling the groundwater response to Earth and atmospheric tides to improve subsurface characterisation.
Rau, G. C.; Cuthbert, M. O.; Acworth, R. I.; Blum, P.
2020. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 24 (12), 6033–6046. doi:10.5194/hess-24-6033-2020