Michaela Bernecker

Bio


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michaela Bernecker
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Department of Applied Geosciences

GUtech, PO Box 1816, Athaibah PC 130, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Room: 425B
+968 2206 1172 (office)

michaela.bernecker@gutech.edu.om

Short biogaphy:

Michaela Bernecker obtained her Diploma = MSc (1989) and PhD (1995) in Geology and Paleontology from Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen Germany. She continued her scientific career at FAU Erlangen as Assistant Professor from 1995 to 2001, as Associate Senior Lecturer and Consultant to Petroleum Industry from 2002-2006 for Wintershall Germany, WiNo Norway, OMV Austrian Oil Company and Novus Petroleum through Oolithica, UK. Michaela received a prestigious scholarship for young female Professors from the State of Bavaria, Germany during that time and two EU SYNTHESYS grants for res…

Education
Teaching
  • Applied Sedimentology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Microscopy
  • Paleontology
  • BSc and MSc Theses supervision
  • Internship advisor and coordinator
  • International Carbonate Course FAU-GUtech
  • Micropaleontology for Petroleum Industry
Research

Research Areas

  • Carbonate Petroleum Reservoir Rocks
  • Surface - Subsurface Analog Studies
  • Khuff Petroleum Reservoirs in Arabia
  • Umm Er Radhuma Aquifer Limestone
  • Micropaleontology and Biostratigraphy
  • Permian-Triassic Extinction Events
  • Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions
  • Climatic Change in Earth History

Research Projects

  • Project title: Upper Shuaiba Formation
    Period: 02/2017–06/2017
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Funded by: Daleel
  • Project title: Biostratigraphic Correlation in the Khuff Formation
    Period: 01/2017–06/2017
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Funded by: PDO
  • Project title: Shallow cores of Ras Al Hamra
    Period: 10/2016–10/2017
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Funded by: PDO

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Mattern, F., Bernecker, M. (2016). Sedimentology of a progradational limestone unit with topset-foreset transitions in an intraplatform setting from the Paleogene of Oman. Journal of Earth Scinece and Climate Change .
Conference Papers
  • Mattern, F., Bernecker, M. (2016). Sedimentology of a progradational limestone unit with topset-foreset transitions in an intraplatform setting from the Paleogene of Oman, in Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Geology, Dubai, UAE, 21 - 22 April 2016.
  • Bauer, W., Bernecker, M., Heim, B., Holzbecher, E., Visser, W. (2016). Designing and Implementing Applied Geosciences Bachelor and Master Programs Tailored for the Gulf Region, in Proceedings of GEO 2016, Bahrain, 7-10 March 2016.
  • Bernecker, M., Al Jabri, A., Al Shaqsi, S. (2016). The Ras Al Hamra Limestone: An Outcrop Analogue to the Shallow Cores of Umm Er Radhuma?, in Proceedings of 6th Arabian Plate Geology Workshop, Abu Dhabi, 5th - 7th December 2016. : EAGE.
Other Articles
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Consultancy
Trainings taken
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