Dr. rer. nat. M. (Maren) Brehme


Since 2019
Assistant Professor, Geo-fluids and Geothermal Engineering; Delft University of Technology

Postdoc Researcher, Geothermal Stimulation; German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Research Scientist, Geothermal Exploration and Operation; German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Research Scientist, Groundwater Flow; German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Project Engineer, Groundwater Remediation; KWS Geotechnik, Berlin, Germany


Geo-fluids using hydro-geochemistry and hydro-tectonics with the aim to understand sub-surface fluid flow using multidisciplinary approaches for sustainable underground exploration strategies (geothermal, CO2, H2, heat, drinking water).

Selected Publications:

Brehme, M., Giese, R., Suherlina, L., Kamah, Y. (2019) Geothermal sweetspots identified in a volcanic lake integrating bathymetry and fluid chemistry, Scientific Reports 9, 16153

Brehme, M., Nowak, K., Banks, D., Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., Bauer, K., Burnside, N., Boyce, A. (2019), A Review of the Hydrochemistry of a Deep Sedimentary Aquifer and its Consequences for Geothermal Operation – Klaipeda, Lithuania, Geofluids, 2019, ID 4363592, 20 p

Brehme, M., Regenspurg, S., Leary, P, Bulut, F., Milsch, H., Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., Blöcher, G. (2018) Injection-triggered occlusion of flow pathways in geothermal operations, Geofluids, 2018, ID 4694829, 14 p

Brehme, M., Bauer, K., Nukman, M., Regenspurg, S., (2017) Self-organizing maps in geothermal exploration – A new approach for understanding geochemical processes and fluid evolution, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 336, 19-32

Brehme, M., Blöcher, M.G., Cacace, M., Kamah, Y., Zimmermann, G., Sauter, M., (2016) Permeability distribution in the Lahendong geothermal field: A blind fault captured by thermal–hydraulic simulation, Environmental Earth Sciences, 75:1088, 1-11

Brehme, M., Moeck, I., Kamah, Y., Zimmermann, G., Sauter, M., (2014) A hydrotectonic model of a geothermal reservoir – A study in Lahendong, Indonesia, Geothermics, Volume 51, July 2014, 228-239


ITN, EU Marie Slodowska-Curie Action, https://idealeague.org/geothermal-energy/

Dutch-Indonesian Collaboration, KNAW call

Expedition Fund, geothermal exploration in Turkey, GFZ Potsdam

Expedition Fund, geothermal field work in Indonesia, GFZ Potsdam



Erasmus+, Strategic Partnership on Higher Education, Fostering Circular Economy

MECSEKÉRC, Geothermal Stimulation, Environmental Protection Public Limited Company-Hungary

Advisory Report, BLS Energieplan GmbH Berlin-Germany

Advisory Report, ESWE Versorgungs AG Wiesbaden-Hesse-Germany

EU Horizon2020, DESTRESS-geothermal stimulation, http://www.destress-h2020.eu/en/home/

Maren Brehme

Assistant Professor

  • +31 15 27 83588
  • m.brehme@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    Building 23

    Stevinweg 1 / PO-box 5048

    2628 CN Delft / 2600 GA Delft


    Room number: 3.28