Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Hydrol. Hannes Müller
Tel: (0049) 511 762 3729
Leibniz Universität Hannover Appelstr. 9a
April 2018: Research Fellowhsip (2 years) from the German Research Foundation for the investigation of rainfall-runoff transformation in space and time with the working group of Günter Blöschl at the TU Vienna, Austria
March 2018: Travel Grant from the Graduate Academy of the Leibniz Universität Hannover for attending the Day of Hydrology 2018 in Dresden, Germany.
April 2017: Outstanding Student Poster & PICO Award from the European Geosciences Union for the poster with the title "Rainfall disaggregation for hydrological modeling: Is there a need for spatial consistence?" at EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, Austria
January 2017: My PhD-thesis "Rainfall disaggregation for hydrological applications" (Examiner: Uwe Haberlandt, Andras Bardossy) was honoured with the award of the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony.
van Emmerik, T., Popp, A., Solcerova, A., Müller, H., Hut, R.: Reporting negative results to stimulate experimental hydrology, Hydrological Sciences Journal (accepted)
Lütkemeier, R., Stein, L., Drees, L., Müller, H., Liehr, S.: Uncertainty of rainfall products: Impact on modelling household nutrition from rain-fed agriculture in Southern Africa, Water, 2018, 10, 499 (link pdf)
|Birth:||November 1984 in Pirna, Germany|
|Languages:||German (native), English (fluent)|
|Hobbies:||Running, Hiking, Travelling|
|07/2017||Summer school: Predictions in ungauged basins (PUB), Vienna, Austria|
|07/2016||Ph.D. in civil engineering (Dr.-Ing.) with the topic "Rainfall disaggregation for hydrological modeling"||08/2013||Summer school: Copulas for hydrological applications, Hanover, Germany (organizer and participant)|
|07/2011||Summer school: Copula Function – theory and practice, Viterbo, Italy|
|2010-2014||Certificate “Professionalisation of Teaching” (German: Pro Lehre), a university-intern higher education didactic program for the professionalisation of teaching, consisting of the following units:|
|Planning and Design of Teaching|
|Counselling for Students|
|Testing - Monitoring and Evaluation of Learning Developments|
|Teaching and Learning: Design with Digital Media|
|Teaching-related Group Coaching and Peer Supervision|
|2004-2010||Graduate Studies in Hydrology at the Technical University Dresden (Diploma: 1.6)|
|2010-today||Research associate at the Institute of Water Resources Management, Hydrology and Agricultural Hydraulic Engineering, Leibniz Universität Hannover|
|03/2009-05/2009||Internship at the Institute for Groundwater Consulting (GFI GmbH Dresden), Groundwater modeling of the flooding of the former strip mining site Berzdorf, Dresden|
|01/2009-02/2009||Internship at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Referat Gewässerschutz, Schutz der Oberflächengewässer und des Grundwassers, Bonn|
|11/2008-12/2008||Student assistant for the development and testing of the program SiWaPro DSS, Institute of Waste Management and Contaminated Site Treatment, TU Dresden, Pirna|
|09/2008-11/2008||Internship at the Institute for Groundwater Consulting (GFI GmbH Dresden), research project about mine water treatment in Vietnam, Dresden|
|09/2007-10/2007||Internship at the State Reservoir Administration of Saxony, Department of Water Resources, Pirna|
|09/2006-03/2007||Student assistant for the research project „Erhöhung der Bauwerksicherheit und Reduktion des Hochwasserrisikos im Unterlauf durch optimierte Speicher- und Poldersteuerung unter Berücksichtigung ökologischer Belange“, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Technical Hydromechanics, TU Dresden, Dresden|
|09/2006-02/2007||Student assistant for the research project „Modellierung der Abwasserexfiltration aus Kanalnetzen mit Hilfe von Indikatorparametern“, Institute for Urban Water Management, TU Dresden, Dresden|
|2018||Research Fellowhsip (2 years) from the German Research Foundation for the investigation of rainfall-runoff transformation in space and time with the working group of Günter Blöschl at the TU Vienna, Austria|
|2018||Travel Grant from the Graduate Academy of the Leibniz Universität Hannover for attending the Tag der Hydrologie 2018 in Dresden, Germany|
|2017||Outstanding Student Poster & PICO Award from the European Geosciences Union for the poster with the title "Rainfall disaggregation for hydrological modeling: Is there a need for spatial consistence?" at EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, Austria|
|2017||Travel Grant from the Graduate Academy of the Leibniz Universität Hannover for attending the EGU 2017 in Vienna, Austria|
|2017||Award of the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony for PhD-thesis "Rainfall disaggregation for hydrological applications"|
|2017||2nd examiner of the BSc-thesis of Michael Niebisch "Generation of rainfall time series for rain gauges in Lower Lusatia", which was awarded as best BSc.-thesis at faculty 2 at BTU Cottbus in 2016 (Examiner: Christoph Hinz, Hannes Müller, supervisor: Ina Pohle, Christoph Hinz, Thomas Maurer).|
|2015||Grant from the DAAD ("Kongressreisen") for attending the workshop on "Precipitation in urban areas" 2015 in Pontresina, Switzerland|
|2015||Grant from the Leibniz Universitätsgesellschaft e.V. for attending the EGU 2015 in Vienna, Austria|
Due to my studies in hydrology at the TU Dresden, I became acquainted with the natural basics of hydrology (e.g. physics, chemistry, meteorology, biology, geology, ground water dynamics),
as well as engineering aspects (e.g. applied hydrology, water resources management, informatics, hydrological modeling, melioration, hydraulic engineering). My diploma thesis dealt with the
identification of an overall parameterization strategy for agricultural areas uncalibrated water balance models in Saxony, Germany, and their implementation in e.g. WaSiM-ETH and Mike She.
My research focus lies on rainfall generation and its wide field of applications. During my PhD at the Leibniz Universität Hannover I enhanced existing rainfall disaggregation models for the creation of high-resolution rainfall data and created a method for the implementation of spatial consistency. Based on these methods, ongoing research projects include investigations of the applicability in urban hydrological modeling, rainfall-runoff, and derived flood frequency analysis, as well as further systematic developments of the rainfall disaggregation method. The latter one involves e.g. improvement of the representation of serial autocorrelation and new parameter estimation techniques. Special focus is given to rainfall-runoff modeling and the influence of the spatiality of rainfall, as well as the ability of different model types to reflect rainfall variability.
I’m always open to model comparisons of both rainfall and rainfall-runoff models, as well as investigations e.g. in different climates and of new fields of application. So if you have any ideas or questions don’t hesitate to contact me!
Due to global warming and climate change it can be assumed, that also the water resources management in the inland of Lower Saxony will be affected by climate change. Predicted changes in rainfall and temperature may influence floods and low flows of the river, but also the groundwater levels. To be prepared for these possible changes the Lower Saxony Water Management, Coastal Defence and Nature Conservation Agency (NLWKN, together with the Ministry for Environment and Climate Protection of Lower Saxony) has initialized this research project. The objective is to investigate all of the mentioned issues scientifically and to recommend actions to handle them. The Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Technische Universität Braunschweig are working together in this project in cooperation with the NLWKN.
|Funding/Financing:||Lower Saxon Ministry of the Environment and of Climate Protection|
Long and continuous rain series are crucial for the optimal design of urban drainage systems with mathematical simulation models. As the rainfall data is often poor for regarding record length, the temporal and the regional resolution, synthetic series on observed data basis can recreate the missing data. The creation and the extensive testing of the synthetic rain series concerning the ability for the application in different questions in urban drainage systems is the main aim of the research project.
The outcome is supposed to lead to a transferable proceeding to generate regional valid stochastic rain series und thereby standard and comparable requirements for the application of these rain series for the design and the optimization of urban drainage systems.
The long-term aim is to establish a nationwide transferable basis of generated data for synthetic rain series. Analog to KOSTRA there are requirements from the practice to area-wide available long rain series. A standard rain series basis assures comparable results and conclusions also for different applications and questions.
Since 215 the project is coordinated by me.
|Funding/Financing:||German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Förderkennzeichen 033W002A|