Prof. Dr. Julia Kowalski

Prof. Dr. Julia Kowalski


Georesources and Materials Engineering


Junior Research Group Leader


Geofluiddynamics / Computational Geoscience


Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstrasse 2a
52056 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80 99150
Fax: +49 241 80 628498

Note that I took over a position at the University of Göttingen. My group Computational Geoscience can be found here.

Research Interests

The research is centered around developing physics-based and data-driven computational models for complex geosystems such as earth surface processes or evolving phase-change processes.

We are particularly interested in investigating the predictability of computational models. This requires to combine traditional forward-models with novel computational techniques for physics-informed uncertainty quantification, Bayesian model selection and optimal experimental design.

Together with our national and international partners we leverage these techniques to address open questions in the geoscience, e.g. by investigating the role of biogeochemical feedbacks for subglacial and englacial ecosystems on Earth and Beyond, by developing simulation-based decision support tools for geohazards such as landslides and avalanches, and by determining intelligent data acquisition concepts for autonomous exploration robots.

Student projects

Student projects are available. Please contact me directly!