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Bernhard GRASEMANN, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.


Room Number: 2B445
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53472
Fax: +43-1-4277-9534

Research Interests:

Analytical and numerical modeling of deformation of rocks
Low- and high-angle normal faulting (Greece)
Interaction between deformation and chemical reactions
Evolution of fold-and-thrust belts (Zagros, Syrian Arc)
Exhumation of rocks in collision orogens (Alps, Himalayas)

Current professional service activities:

President of the Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft
Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Science
Member of the Academic Senat of the University of Vienna
Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Virtual Explorer
Member of the editorial advisory board of the Central European Journal of Geosciences
Associate Editor GSA Bulletin

Current Projects:

2014-2016: FWF P25884-N29: Active tectonics and geodynamics of microdisplacement along major fault systems in the Eastern Alps registered in caves. PI: L. Plan (NHM), B. Grasemann (Univie) & I. Baron (NHM).
2013-2015: Distinct Element Method (DEM) modelling of the growth of salt swells (SaltTecDEM). PI: M. Schöpfer & B. Grasemann (Univie).
2014-2015: OMV Exploration & Production GmbH: Development of Mesozoic/Cenozoic basin in the Faroe/Shetland, More and Voring region. PI: B. Grasemann (Univie) & L. Springall (OMV).
2011-2014: University of Vienna Doctoral School: DOGMA - Deformation Of Geological MAterials: mechanical-chemical feedback an coupling across scales. PI: R. Abart & B. Grasemann (Univie).
2014-2015: OMV Exploration & Production GmbH: Sandbox Modelling Lab. PI: B. Grasemann (Univie), M. Schöpfer (Univie) & R. Hinsch (OMV).


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Publications (since 2010):

ROGOWITZ, A., WHITE, J.C., GRASEMANN, B. (2016): Strain localization in ultramylonitic marbles by simultaneous activation of dislocation motion and grain boundary sliding (Syros, Greece), Solid Earth, Special Issue on Deformation mechanisms and ductile strain localization in the lithosphere, Solid Earth, 7/2, 355-366. doi:10.5194/se-7-355-2016

BAROŇ, I., PLAN, L., GRASEMANN, B., MITROVIĊ, I., LENHARDT, W., HAUSMANN, H., STEMBERK, J. (2016): Can deep seated gravitational slope deformations be activated by regional tectonic strain: First insights from displacement measurements in caves from the Eastern Alps. Geomorphology 259, 81-89. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.007

DELPINO, S., RUEDA, M., URRAZA, I, GRASEMANN, B. (2016): Microstructural development in ductile deformed metapelitic– metapsamitic rocks: A case study from the greenschist to granulite facies megashear zone of the Pringles Metamorphic Complex, Argentina.- in: Mukherjee, S, Mulchrone, K.S., Ductile Shear Zones: From micro- to macro-scales. John Wiley & Sons, Chapter 14, 224-249.

GRASEMAN, B. & DABROWSKI, M. (2015): Winged inclusions: Pinch-and-swell objects during high-strain simple shear.- Journal of Structural Geology, 70, 78-94. 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.10.017

JOLIVET, L., MENANT, A., STERNAI, P., RABILLARD, A., ARBARET, L., AUGIER, R., LAURENT, V., BEAUDOIN, A., GRASEMANN, B., HUET, B., LABROUSSE, L., LE POURHIET, L. (2015): The geological signature of a slab tear below the Aegean.- Tectonophysics, 659, 166-182. 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.08.004

ZEITLHOFER, H., GRASEMANN, B., PETRAKAKIS, K. (2015): Variscan potassic dyke magmatism of durbachitic affinity at the southern end of the Bohemian Massif (Lower Austria). International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-015-1238-3.

RABILLARD, A., ARBARET, L., JOLIVET,L., LE BRETON, N., GUMIAUX, C., AUGIER, R., GRASEMANN, B. (2015): Pluton emplacement along a large-scale detachment system: the example of the Serifos granodiorite (Cyclades archipelago, Greece), Tectonics 34, 1080-1106. 10.1002/2014tc003650

LOMMATZSCH, M., EXNER, U., GIER, S., GRASEMANN, B. (2015): Dilatant shear band formation and diagenesis in calcareous, arkosic sandstones, Vienna Basin (Austria).Marine and Petroleum Geology, 62, 144-160. 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.02.002

COSSETTE, É., SCHNEIDER, D.A., WARREN, C.J, GRASEMANN, B. (2015): Lithological, rheological, and fluid infiltration control on 40Ar/39Ar ages in polydeformed rocks from the West Cycladic detachment system, Greece. Lithosphere, 7/2, 189-205. 10.1130/l416.1

COSSETTE, É., SCHNEIDER, D.A., AUDET, P., GRASEMANN, B., HABLER, G. (2015): Seismic properties and mineral crystallographic preferred orientations from EBSD data: Results from a crustal-scale detachment system, Aegean region, Tectonophysics, 651/2, 66-78. 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.03.014

LOMMATZSCH, M., EXNER, U., GIER, S., GRASEMANN, B. (2015): Structural and chemical controls of deformation bands on fluid flow: interplay between cataclasis and diagenetic alteration, AAPG Bulletin, 99/4, 689-710. 10.1306/10081413162

VEENINGEN, R., RICE, A.H.N., SCHNEIDER, D., GRASEMANN, B. (2015): Thermochronology and geochemistry of the Pan-African basement below the Sab'atayn Basin, Yemen. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 102, 131-148. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.11.009

HUET, B., YAMATO, P. & GRASEMANN, B. (2014): The Minimized Power Geometric model: An analytical mixing model for calculating polyphase rock viscosities consistent with experimental data.- Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. 119/4, 3897-3924. 10.1002/2013JB010453

DABROWSKI, M. & GRASEMANN, B. (2014): Domino boudinage under layer-parallel simple shear.- Journal of Structural Geology, 68, 58-65. 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.09.006

DRAGANITS, E., GRASEMANN, B., JANDA, C., HAGER, C., PREH, A. (2014). 300 MW Baspa II — India's largest private hydroelectric facility on top of a rock avalanche-dammed palaeo-lake (NW Himalaya): Regional geology, tectonic setting and seismicity.- Engineering Geology 169, 14-29. 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.11.009

DRAGANITS, E., GIER, S., HOFMANN, C., JANDA, C., BOOKHAGEN, B. & GRASEMANN, B. (2014). Holocene versus modern catchment erosion rates at 300 MW Baspa II hydroelectric power plant (India, NW Himalaya).- Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 90, S. 157-172. 10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.04.016

ROGOWITZ, A., GRASEMANN, B., HUET, B. & HABLER, G. (2014). Strain rate dependent calcite microfabric evolution - An experiment carried out by nature.- Journal of Structural Geology, 69, 1-17. 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.08.004 

EBERLEI, T., HABLER, G., GRASEMANN, B. & ABART, R. (2014). Upper-greenschist facies intragrain deformation of albite in mylonitic meta-pegmatite and the influence of crystallographic anisotropy on microstructure formation.-  Journal of Structural Geology. 69, 47-58. 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.10.001

LAW, ., STAHR, D.W., FRANCSIS, M.K., ASHILEY, K.T., GRASEMANN, B., AHMAT, T., (2013): Deformation temperatures and flow vorticities near the base of the Greater Himalayan Series: Sutlej Valley and Shimla Klippe, NW India. Journal of Structural Geology 54, 21-53. 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.05.009

BERGER, A., SCHNEIDER, D.A., GRASEMANN, B., STOCKLI, D., (2013): Footwall mineralization during Late Miocene extension along the West Cycladic Detachment System, Lavrion, Greece. Terra Nova 25, 181-191. 10.1111/ter.12016

KOHLMAYER, N. & GRASEMANN, B. (2013): Quantitative characterization of cataclasites using a statistical aproach (analysis of variance).- Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 105/3, 48-60.

BRETIS, B., GRASEMANN, B. & CONRADI, F. (2013): An active fault zone in the Western Kopeh Dagh (Iran).- Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 105/3, 95-107.

RICE, A.H.N., IGLSEDER, C., GRASEMANN, B. ZAMOLYI, A., NIKOLAKOPOULOS, K.G., MITROPOULOS, D., VOIT, K., MÜLLER, M., DRAGANITS, E., ROCKENSCHAUB, M. & TSOMBOS, P.I. (2013): A new geological map of the crustal-scale detachment on Kea (Western Cyclades, Greece).- Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 105/3, 108-124.

GRASEMANN, B. & SCHMALHOLZ, S. (2012): Lateral fold growth and fold linkage. Geology, 40, 1039-1042, 10.1130/G33613.1.

REIF, D., DECKER, K., GRASEMANN. B. & PERESSON, H (2012): Fractue patterns in the agros fold-ad-thrust belt, urdistan Region of Iraq.- Tectonophysics, 576-577, 46-62, 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.07.024. http://search.datapages.com/data/doi/10.1306/11151010112

TUITZ, C., EXNER, U., FREHNER, M. & GRASEMANN, B. (2012): The impact of ellipsoidal particle shape on pebble breakage in gravel. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining, 54, 263-275, 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2012.05.018.

TUITZ, C., EXNER, U., PREH, A., GRASEMANN, B. (2012): The influence of particle orientation on the loading condition of pebbles in fluvial gravel. Granular Matter 14, 5, 639-649, 10.1007/s10035-012-0365-9

KANJANAPAYONT, P., KLÖTZLI, U., THOENI, M., GRASEMANN, B., & EDWARDS, M. A. (2012): Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd and U-Pb geochronology of the rocks within the Khlong Marui shear zone, southern Thailand.- Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 56, 263-275, 10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.05.029.

FREHNER, M., REIF, D. & GRASEMANN, B. (2012): Mechanical verus kinematic shortening reconstructions of the Zagros High Folded Zone (Kurdistan Region of Iraq).-Tectonics, 31/3, 10.1029/2011tc003010.

THÖNI, M., MILLER, C., HAGER, C., GRASEMANN, B. & HORSCHINEGG, M.  (2012): New geohronological constraints on the thermal and exhumation history of the Lesser and Higher Himalayan Crystalline Units in the Kullu-Kinnaur area of Himachal Pradesh (India).- Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 52, 98-116. 10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.02.015

GRASEMANN, B. & TSCHEGG, C. (2012): Localization of deformation triggered by chemo-mechanical feedback processes.- Geological Society of America Bulletin 124, 737-745. 10.1130/b30504.1

BURTSCHER, A., FREHNER, M. & GRASEMANN, B. (2012): Tectonic geomorphological investigations of antiforms using differential geometry (Permam Anticline, Northern Iraq). AAPG Bulletin, 96, 301-314. 10.1306/06141110204

GRASEMANN, B., SCHNEIDER, D. A., STÖCKLI, D. & IGLSEDER, C. (2012): Miocene bivergent crustal extension in the Cyclades (Greece).- Lithosphere, 4, 23-3, 10.1130/L164.1.

KANJANAPAYONT, P., GRASEMANN, B., EDWARDS, M. A., & FRITZ, H. (2012): Quantitative kinematic analysis within the Khlong Marui shear zone, southern Thailand.- Journal of Structural Geology, 35, 17-27. 10.1016/j.jsg.2011.12.002

BRETIS, B., BARTL, N. & GRASEMANN, B. (2011): Lateral fold growth and linkage in the Zagros fold and thrust belt (Kurdistan, NE Iraq).- Basin Research, 23/6, 615-630. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00506.x.

GRASEMANN, B., EXNER, U. & TSCHEGG, C. (2011): High-displacement gradients along ductily deforming brittle faults.- Journal of Structural Geology, 33/11, 1650-1661. 10.1016/j.jsg.2011.08.008

IGLSEDER, C. GRASEMANN, B., PETRAKAKIS, K., SCHNEIDER, D.A., RICE, A.H.N. (2011): Miocene S-directed shear zone and low-angle normal fault evolution; the West Cycladic Detachment System on Kea. Tectonics, 30/ 4, 10.1029/2010tc002802.

LACOMBE, O., GRASEMANN, B. & SIMPSON, G. (2011): Introduction: geodynamic evolution of the Zagros, Geological Magazine, 148/ 5-6, 689-691. 10.1017/S0016756811000550

RATH, A., EXNER, U., TSCHEGG, C., GRASEMANN, B., LANER, R., DRAGANITS, E. (2011): Diagenetic control of deformation mechanisms in deformation bands in a carbonate grainstone.- AAPG Buletin, 95/8, 1369-1381. 10.1306/01031110118 

REIF, D., GRASEMANN. B. & FABER, R. (2011): Quantitative structural analysis using remote sensing data (Kurdistan, NE Iraq).- AAPG Bulletin, 95/6, 941-956. 10.1306/11151010112

SCHNEIDER, D.A., SENKOWSKI, C., VOGEL, H., GRASEMANN, B., IGLSEDER, C. & SCHMITT, A.K. (2011): Eocene tectonometamorphism on Serifos (western Cyclades) deduced from zircon depth- profiling geochronology and mica thermochronology.- Lithos, 125/1-2, 151-172. 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.02.005

SPAHIĆ; D., EXNER, U. , BEHM, M, GRASEMANN, B., HARING, A. & PRETSCH, H. (2011): Listric versus planar normal fault geometry: an example from the Eisenstadt-Sopron Basin (E-Austria). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 100/7, 1685-1695. 10.1007/s00531-010-0583-5

ERTL, A., DRAGANITS, E., GRASEMANN, B., NTAFLOS, T., GIESTER, G. & TILLMANNS, E. (2011): Synkinematic tourmaline growth on brittle-ductile normal faults (Despotiko Island, Aegean). Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 105-116. 10.3749/canmin.49.1.105

EXNER, U. & GRASEMANN, B. (2010):  Deformation bands in gravels: Displacement gradients and heterogeneous strain. Journal of the Geological Society. 167, 905-913. 10.1144/0016-76492009-076

PLAN, L., GRASEMANN, B., SPÖTL, C., DECKER, K., BOCH, R. & KRAMERS, J. (2010): Neotectonic extrusion of the Eastern Alps: Constraints from U/Th dating of tectonically damaged speleothems. Geology, 58, 483-486. 10.1007/s00254-008-1605-5

SARKARINEJAD, K., SAMANI, B., FAGHIH, A., GRASEMANN, B. & MORADIPOOR, M. (2010): Implications of strain and vorticity of flow analyses to interpret the kinematics of an oblique convergence event (Zagros Mountains, Iran): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 38, 34-43. 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.03.003

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