Florian LEHNER, Dipl.-Ing., PhD., Hon. Prof.


Geography and Geology
University of Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstraße 34
A-5020 Salzburg

Florian Lehner

Research interests and work in progress:

  • Mechanics and chemomechanics of porous media
  • Stress-induced seismic time-lapse phenomena around depleting reservoirs
  • Formation of bending joints in multi-layer sequences
  • Modelling of structures caused by (salt) substratum mobility (SaltTecDEM)

Positions held:

Since 2013: Scientific Advisor and Research Collaborator, Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of Vienna.

Since 1996: Lecturer and Honorary Professor of Geology, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Visiting Professorships: University of Bonn (1996/97), École Polytechnique Palaiseau (1997/98), École Normale Supérieure, Paris (2001), Kyoto University Graduate School (2002).

Shell Research, Section head Geomechanics, Rijswijk & Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1979-1984:  Asst. Prof., Engineering, Brown University, USA.

1963-1975: Shell Research, Reservoir Engg. & Struct. Geology/Geomechanics, Rijswijk, The Netherlands.

Honours and Awards:

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Université de Cergy Pontoise, France (2011)
  • Honorary Professor, General Geology and Tectonics, University of Salzburg (1996)
  • Scientific award of the Austrian Society for Petroleum Sciences (1979).

Selected Publications:

Lehner, F.K.  The Linear Theory of Anisotropic Poroelastic Solids. In: "Mechanics of Crustal Rocks", Y.M. Leroy and F.K. Lehner (eds.), CISM Courses and Lectures - No. 533, pp. 1-41, Springer-Verlag, Wien New York, 2011.

Lehner, F.K. Chemomechanics and Diagenesis - Pressure Solution as Example. Z. geol. Wiss. 37, 261-275, 2009. 

Lehner, F.K., J.K. Knoglinger, and F.D. Fischer. Use of a Maysel integral representation for solving poroelastic inclusion problems.  In: “Thermal Stresses 2005", F. Ziegler, R. Heuer, and C.  Adam (eds.), Proceedings of 6th International Congress on Thermal Stresses, pp. 77-80, Vienna, Austria, May 26-29, 2005.

Edited Volumes:

Y.M. Leroy and F.K. Lehner (eds.), “Mechanics of Crustal Rocks”, CISM Courses and Lectures - No. 533, 239 pp., Springer-Verlag, Wien New York, 2011.

F.K. Lehner and J.L. Urai (eds.), “Aspects of Tectonic Faulting - Georg Mandl Festschrift”, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2000.