Are you looking for a Bachelor's or Master's thesis that is closely related to research in soil science and soil physics? That includes your own measurements, modelling and literature evaluation? Our goal is to gain a better quantitative understanding of the functions of soil as a reservoir, filter and reactor in local and regional water, energy and material cycles. If you are interested in writing a Bachelor's or Master's thesis in the Department of Soil Science and Soil Physics, please contact us. The topics are based on the focal points of our research. We always have exciting work on offer, sometimes with contacts abroad. You can either work experimentally in the laboratory or in the field, write a literature review or numerically simulate transport processes in soils. You will be intensively supervised by us, so there is a high probability that you will achieve a good result. Of course, there is also the possibility of tackling final theses with partners such as the Thünen Institute, the Julius Kühn Institute or the Society for Reactor Safety. The list of theses completed in our department in recent years gives you a first compact overview of the possibilities.
Theses offered (as of November 2021)
At the moment we offer the following topics. Most of the topics are suitable for both a bachelor's and a master's thesis. Please contact us for more details.
- Validation of evaluation methods of infiltration measurements by numerical simulation | Dr. Sascha Iden
- Comparison of a modern method for grain size determination with classical methods | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Durner and Dr. Sascha Iden
- Prediction of the cation exchange capacity based on the retention curve | Dr. Andre Peters
- Capillary rise into the root zone in soil mapping guidance - a critical analysis by numerical simulation | Dr. Andre Peters and Dr. Tobias Hohenbrink
- Numerical simulation of coupled water, heat and vapour transport in the vicinity of underground cables | Dr. Sascha Iden and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Durner
- Influence of rock content on evaporation rate, soil water dynamics and heat flux | Dr. Sascha Iden
- Does saturated water flow in soil bodies change the pore system? | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Durner
- New classification of the texture triangle as a basis for water balance modelling | Dr. Andre Peters and Dr. Tobias Hohenbrink