Division Speaker

  Ralf Littke Copyright: © LEK

Dr. rer. nat., University Professor

Ralf Littke

Speaker of the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography


Lochnerstraße 4-20, Room: 111

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 95748

Research focus

Geochemistry and reservoirs of petroleum and coal;
Mechanisms of formation and storage of hydrocarbons in geological systems;
Processes of formation and storage of organic and inorganic gases in the subsurface.

Scientific career

1976 – 1981 Study of geology at the Ruhr-University Bochum
1982 – 1985 Research assistant and doctoral student at the Ruhr-University Bochum
1985 Doctorate (D. rer. nat.)
1985 – 1997 Scientific assistant at the Research Center Jülich, Institute for Petroleum and Organic Geochemistry
1993 Habilitation at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of Geosciences
1993 – 1997 Deputy Director at the Research Center Jülich, Institute of Petroleum and Organic Geochemistry
seit 1997 Professor and holder of the Chair of Geology, Geochemistry and Deposits of Petroleum and Coal, RWTH Aachen University