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Dr. Anika Braun


Research interests

  • Geohazards (landsldies and earthquakes)
  • Geographic information systems (GIS), geomorphometry and landscape analysis
  • Drones in engineering geology, digital terrain modelling
  • Data analysis (Data Mining)


Research projects


Academic career

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



  • Since 09/2017: Lecturer in the Engineering Geology group, TU Berlin
  • 03/2015-08/2017: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking
  • 10/2013-08/2014: Scientist at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 10/2012-09/2013: Fellow of the RWTH Graduiertenförderung
  • 10/2010-09/2012: Scientist at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University
  • 04/2006-09/2010: Student Assistant at the Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology RWTH Aachen University



  • DGGV German Geological Society
  • DGGT German Society of Geotechnics
  • FIDGG German Engineering Geology Section of DGGV and DGGT
  • Workgroup "Junge Geotechniker in der DGGT" (Young geotechnical engineers in the DGGT)
  • IAEG International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment



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 proceedings

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.

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