Complex geological processes on Earth form geo-resources. These comprise metals, aggregates,
industrial minerals, hydrocarbons, water and soil. Research on these geo-resources is organized in
different research groups of the KIT Climate and Environment Center. Raw materials mined or won
from these geo-resources represent the basis for our economy. Responsible use of these raw
materials creates prosperty, work and a world worth living in.
Our research is focused at developing solutions for the societal challenges related to the responsible
use of geo-resources in order to use them responsibly for future generations to cover their demand.
The research is organized in the various institutes and the THINKTANK „Industrial Resource
Phone: +49 721 608-47356
E-Mail: jochen kolb∂kit edu
Professor AGW- Structural Geology and Tectonics
Institute of Applied of Geosciences
• Structural Geology and Tectonics
• ThinkTank Innovative Resources Strategies
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology