Glarus Thrust with Martinsloch seen from SE
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Bas den Brok



1992-1993 Post-Doc (Strasbourg, France)
Laboratoire de physique des matériaux, École et observatoire de physique du globe de Strasbourg (Prof. Yves Bernabé). Research project: Étude experimentale des propriétés mécaniques des grès synthétiques.

1993-1998 Junior Lecturer (Mainz, Germany)
Tectonophysics Group, Geoscience Institute, Mainz University (Prof. Cees Passchier)

Teaching at undergraduate and graduate level; field- and laboratory research projects in Structural Geology and Tectono- physics. Supervision of Diploma- and PhD-students. Setup of new Rock-Analogue Deformation Laboratory (design of various see-through deformation apparatuses). Organisation of geological excursions and mapping courses; supervision of MSc- and PhD-fieldwork and mapping projects in Greenland (Nagssugtoqidian), Spain (Central Pyrenees), France (Languedoc), Alps (Glarus), Italy (Alpi Apuane), Germany (Schiefergebirge), Belgium (Ardennes)

Nov-Dec 1996 Research affiliate (Yale, USA)
Geology & Geophysics Department, Yale University, New Haven (Prof. Mark Brandon)
Research project: SEM-study of deformation microstructures in naturally deformed sandstones.

1998-2004 Senior Lecturer (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Structural Geology & Tectonics Group, Geological Institute, ETH Zürich (Prof. Jean-Pierre Burg).

Teaching at undergraduate and graduate level; field- and laboratory research projects in Structural Geology and Tectonics. Supervision of Diploma- and PhD-students. Setup of high P-T Griggs-Type Solid Medium Deformation Apparatus in the rock deformation laboratory. Organisation of geological excursions and mapping courses; supervision of MSc- and PhD-fieldwork and mapping projects in Egypt (Sinai), Alps (Glarus), France (Montagne Noire), Italy (Alpi Apuane, Sardinia), Greece (Naxos), Cameroon (Yaoundé Nappe).

2005-2009
Head of Department (Eawag Aquatic Research, ETH Domain, Dübendorf, Switzerland)

Head of the ETH Domain libraries of Eawag Aquatic Research, EMPA Materials Science and Technology and ad interim for WSL Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. Organisation of transfer and merger of the libraries in one new building and preparation and planning for further merger of the libraries.

2010 Jan - 2014 Aug
Full professor (GUtech, Muscat, Oman)

Professor of Structural Geology, Tectonics & Geomechanics, and
Head of Department of Applied Geosiences at the German University of Technology in Muscat in Oman.

2014 Aug -present
Independent consultant

Geological mapping of sheet Elm Nr. 1174 scale 1:25,000 for
Swiss Geological Survey (Swisstopo) (Bern, Switzerland)


Last updated January 17, 2016