Dr. Chaojie Cheng

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften -
    Strukturgeologie & Tektonik

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie,
    Campus Süd

    Adenauerring 20a
    76131 Karlsruhe

Dr. Chaojie Cheng

Research areas

  • Fluid flow in porous media and rock fractures
  • Experimental rock mechanics
  • Deep geothermal energy
  • Fluid-rock interactions (e.g., pressure solution)
  • Reactive transport
  • Underground hydrogen storage


  • Contact for the SAMUH2 project

Publication overview


03.2022 - current PostDoc position in the SAMUH2 (Underground storage of hydrogen) project, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
09.2020 - 01.2022 Researcher in the MEET (Multi-sites EGS Demonstration) EU H2020 project, GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience, Potsdam
11.2019 - 01.2020 Teaching assistant at the University of Potsdam, lectures about “Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust”
05.2019 - 08.2019 Supervisor of scientific training under the framework of “DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany Program 2019"
10.2016 - 09.2020 Research Assistant, GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience, Potsdam


2017 - 2021

Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Hydrogeology, University of Potsdam, Germany

Dissertation: Transient permeability in porous and fractured sandstone mediated by fluid-rock interactions

2014 - 2016

M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Thesis: Study on the thermo-mechanical properties of concrete and heat transfer behaviours of energy piles

2010 - 2014

B.Sc. in Engineering Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Thesis: 3D geological model visualization of underground water-sealed oil storage caverns in Yantai