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Prof. Drews‘ (*1982) research focusses on deep geothermal energy; in particular on the analysis, prediction and monitoring of pressures and stresses in the upper 6 km of the Earth’s crust. Thereby, he combines techniques from various disciplines (e.g. drilling and geophysics) to minimize drilling, exploration and production related risks of deep geothermal energy projects. The current regional focus is on the Bavarian part of the North Alpine Foreland Basin, Germany’s most active deep geothermal province. 

Prof. Drews graduated as Diplom Geologist from the University of Mainz in 2008. He received a doctoral degree (PhD) from Newcastle University (UK) for his thesis about the stress and pressure-dependent behavior of fine-grained sediments in 2012. In the following Prof. Drews worked as a global subject matter expert for pore pressure prediction in the petroleum industry in Houston (US) and as a senior researcher in geomechanics at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany. In 2019, Prof. Drews accepted his current position at TUM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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