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Laboratory Staff

Ms. Susanne Herrmann
Laboratory Engineer

Ruwais Building, Room 3214
Office: +971 2 607 5573
Email: sherrmann@pi.ac.ae


Educational Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. Geological Sciences, University of New York at Albany, USA, 1993
  • B.Sc. Geological Sciences, University of Wurzburg, Germany, 1991

Short Bio:

After receiving her Master’s Degree in Earth Science in 1993 from the State University of New York, Albany, Susanne worked for several years as a Project Geologist for international/national companies in Germany, dealing with environmental impact studies, petrographic/geological core description and ground water monitoring projects. They included financial control and experiencing technical evaluation procedures, work flow and budgeting to the expected industry standard.

In 2004 she moved to Abu Dhabi and in 2007 joined the Petroleum Institute, after some years of parental break. Since then, Susanne has supervised most geological lab sessions of the Petroleum Geoscience Undergraduate Program several times (apart from Geophysics) and gathered fundamental knowledge and confidence in academia. She therefore offers students professional guidance by instructing their research and lab work assignments as well as mandatory field work. Laboratory experiments, exercises and background material for students are under constant QA/QC. For the remaining time Susanne is interested in supporting faculty research activities favoring lifelong learning precepts.


2007 - present

Laboratory Engineer – Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2006 - 2007

Teaching Assistant, German School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

1996 - 1999

Project geologist, Rockall GmbH, Hannover, Germany

1993 - 1996

Project geologist, Golder Associates GmbH, Celle, Germany

1992 - 1993

Teaching/Research Assistant, University of New York at Albany, USA


    • S. W. Lokier and S. Herrmann, “The stratigraphic record of Khawr Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, United Arab
      Emirates”, in European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2012, p. 3294.

Frequently instructed Labs:

  • PGEG 221 Introduction to Geology & Geophysics
  • PGEG 210 Earth Materials
  • PGEG 230 Geological Maps 
  • PGEG 311 Sedimentary Petrology  
  • PGEG 331 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 
  • PGEG 341 Paleontology 
  • PGEG 361 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • PGEG 397 Field Petroleum Geology 
  • PGEG 461 Reservoir Characterization Project








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