Professor Kurosch Thuro
Kurosch Thuro obtained his Diploma in Engineering Geology in 1989 and his PhD in 1995 both at the Technical University of Munich. In 1995 he received the Leopold Müller Award from the Austrian Geotechnical Society for his PhD thesis. From 1999 he worked as senior research and lecture assistant for 6 years at the Engineering Geology Group of Simon Löw at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2002 he and obtained his venia legendi (habilitation) at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich and the Technical University of Munich.
Kurosch Thuro was appointed Full Professor of Engineering Geology in 2004 at the Technical University of Munich and supervises a working group comprising of 10 scientists and 12 PhD students.
His main research topics are (1) landslides monitoring, analysis and hazard mapping (2) performance prediction in conventional and TBM tunneling and (3) geothermal systems, especially involving rock mechanical processes.
For him, laboratory and fieldwork belong together as closely as research and teaching. He is director of the engineering geology and hydrogeology master program and he is responsible for teaching of engineering geology both on undergraduate and graduate level.
Kurosch Thuro is Leader of the German National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment IAEG, integrated in the German Geotechnical Society DGGT. He is member of a series of national and international commissions, expert boards and a member of the academic senate of his home university and the faculty council in the department of civil, geo and environmental engineering.