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Dr. Matthias Bücker

Matthias Bücker

Research Assistant

Research Group Applied Geophysics

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  • Dr. rer. nat., University of Bonn (2018)
  • Master of Science in Physics, TU Braunschweig (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, TU Braunschweig (2008)
Applied geophysics
Induced polarization
Geoelectrical methods
Electromagnetic methods
Water-borne geophysics


  • Kessouri, P., Furman, A., Huisman, J.A., Martin, T., Mellage, A., Ntarlagiannis, D., Bücker, M., Ehosioke, S., Fernandez, P., Flores Orozco, A., Kemna, A., Nguyen, F., Pilawski, T., Saneiyan, S., Schmutz, M., Schwartz, N., Weigand, M., Wu, Y., Zhang, C., Placencia Gomez, E. (2019). Induced polarization applied to biogeophysics: recent advances and future prospects. Near Surface Geophysics., 17(6), 595-621.
  • Leroy, P., Hördt, A., Gaboreau, S., Zimmermann, E., Claret, F., Bücker, M., Stebner, H., Huisman, J. A. (2019). Spectral induced polarization of low-pH cement and concrete. Cement and Concrete Composites, 104, 103397.
  • Flores Orozco, A., Micić, V., Bücker, M., Gallistl, J., Hofmann, T., Nguyen, F. (2019). Complex-conductivity monitoring to delineate aquifer pore clogging during nanoparticles injection. Geophysical Journal International, 218(3), 1838–1852.
  • Bücker, M., Flores Orozco, A., Undorf, S., Kemna, A. (2019). On the Role of Stern- and Diffuse-Layer Polarization Mechanisms in Porous Media. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(6), 5656-5677.
  • Bücker, M., Undorf, S., Flores Orozco, A., Kemna, A. (2019). Electro-chemical polarization around metallic particles – Part 2: The role of diffuse surface charge. Geophysics, 84(2), E57-E73.


  • Bücker, M., Flores Orozco, A., Kemna, A. (2018). Electro-chemical polarization around metallic particles – Part 1: The role of diffuse-layer and volume-diffusion relaxation. Geophysics, 83(4), E203-E217.
  • Flores Orozco, A., Bücker, M., Steiner, M., Malet, J. P. (2018). Complex-conductivity imaging for the understanding of landslide architecture. Engineering geology, 243, 241-252.


  • Bücker, M., Lozano-Garcia. S., Ortega-Guerrero, B., Caballero-Miranda, M., Pérez, L., Caballero, L., Pita de la Paz, C., Sánchez-Galindo, A., Jesús Villegas, F., Flores Orozco, A., Brown, E., Werne, J., Valero Garcés, B., Schwalb, A., Kemna, A., Sánchez-Alvaro, E., Launizar-Martínez, N., Valverde-Placencia, A., Garay-Jiménez, F. (2017). Geoelectrical and Electromagnetic Methods Applied to Paleolimnological Studies: Two Examples from Desiccated Lakes in the Basin of Mexico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 69(2), 279-298.
  • Bücker, M., Orozco, A.F., Hördt, A., Kemna, A. (2017). An analytical membrane-polarization model to predict the complex conductivity signature of immiscible liquid hydrocarbon contaminants. Near Surface Geophysics, 15(6), pp.547-562.
  • Flores Orozco, A., Gallistl, J., Bücker, M., and Williams, K.H. (2017). Decay curve analysis for data error quantification in time-domain induced polarization imaging. Geophysics, 83(2), pp.1-48.
  • Hördt, A., Bairlein, K., Bücker, M., Stebner, H. (2017). Geometrical constraints for membrane polarization. Near Surface Geophysics, 15(6), pp.579-592.
  • Lozano-García, S., Brown, E.T., Ortega, B., Caballero, M., Werne, J., Fawcett, P.J., Schwalb, A., Valero-Garcés, B., Schnurrenberger, D., O´Grady, R., Stockhecke, M., Steinman, B., Cabral-Cano, E., Caballero, C., Sosa-Nájera, S., Soler, A.M., Pérez, L., Noren, A., Myrbo, A., Bücker, M., Wattrus, N., Arciniega, A., Wonik, T., Watt, S., Kumar, D., Acosta, C., Martínez, I., Cossio, R., Ferland, T., Vergara-Huerta, F. (2017). Perforación profunda en el lago de Chalco: reporte técnico. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 69(2), 299-311.


  • Hördt, A., Bairlein, K., Bielefeld, A., Bücker, M., Kuhn, E., Nordsiek, S., Stebner, H. (2016). The dependence of induced polarization on fluid salinity and pH, studied with an extended model of membrane polarization. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 135, 408-417.
  • Bairlein, K., Bücker, M., Hördt, A., Hinze, B., 2016. Temperature dependence of spectral induced polarization data: experimental results and membrane polarization theory. Geophysical Journal International, 205(1), 440-453.


  • Wainwright, H.M., Orozco, A.F., Bücker, M., Dafflon, B., Chen, J., Hubbard, S.S., Williams, K.H. (2015). Hierarchical Bayesian method for mapping biogeochemical hot spots using induced polarization imaging. Water Resources Research, 52(1), 533-551.


  • Bücker, M., Hördt, A. (2013). Analytical modeling of membrane polarization with explicit parameterization of pore radii and the electrical double layer. Geophysical Journal International, 194 (2), 804-813.
  • Bücker, M., Hördt, A. (2013). Long and short narrow pore models for membrane polarization. Geophysics, 78(6), E299-E314.


  • Bücker, M., Hördt, A. and Fulda, C., Baker Hughes Incorporated (2016). Pore parameters and hydraulic parameters from electric impedance spectra. U.S. Patent 9,377,554.


  • Hördt, A., Bücker, M., Fulda, C. (2011). Pore parameters and hydraulic parameters from electric impedance spectra. U.S. Patent Application 61.532.908, September 2011.
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