Manuela C. Stehle
Since 2010 PhD in Structural Geology in the framework of the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC) project, jointly funded by Qatar Petroleum, Shell, and the Qatar Science & Technology Park, Imperial College London, UK
2009-10 Project Geologist, CDM, global consulting, engineering and construction firm, Stuttgart, Germany
2007 Diploma (~BSc & MSc) in Geology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- 2006/7 diploma thesis on neotectonics in Northern Chile, GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences) Potsdam, Germany
- 2003/4 academic year abroad, Portland State University, Oregon, USA
My research interest is in structural geology, in particular in fracture analysis of carbonate rocks. My current PhD project is done under the supervision of Prof John Cosgrove and Dr Cédric John, and our aim is to understand the controls on the formation of fractures and stylolites in carbonate rocks above a salt dome at Jebel Madar, Oman. Both fractures and stylolites can be barriers, baffles or conduits for circulating fluids. Outcomes of this study could be used as a template when attempting to reconstruct the fracture and stylolite networks above sub-surface salt intrusions.