Dr Max O. Kluger

Max O. Kluger

Post-doctoral fellow

Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD at University of Bremen

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About Max O.

I am part of the Tephra-Seismites project, which aims on identifying the earthquake risk in the Hamilton lowlands, New Zealand, by analysing geotechnical and earthquake engineering properties of tephra layers deposited during the last c. 20,000 years. This project is funded by MBIE 'Smart Ideas' and Marsden Funds.

Research Interests

I am interested in coastal engingeering geology. I worked on landslide initiation processes in the past by combining geotechnical experiments, field monitoring data, and mineralogical analyses.

Recent Publications

  • Kluger, M. O., Kreiter, S., Stähler, F. T., Goodarzi, M., Stanski, T., & Mörz, T. (2021). Cone penetration tests in dry and saturated Ticino sand. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. doi:10.1007/s10064-021-02156-y

  • Kluger, M. O., & Bartzke, G. (2020). A practical guideline how to tackle interdisciplinarity—A synthesis from a post-graduate group project. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7(1), 11 pages. doi:10.1057/s41599-020-00540-9

  • Al-Sammarraie, D., Kreiter, S., Kluger, M. O., & Mörz, T. (2020). Reliability of CPT measurements in sand – influence of spacing. Géotechnique, 1-13. doi:10.1680/jgeot.19.p.247

  • Kluger, M. O., Jorat, M. E., Moon, V. G., Kreiter, S., De Lange, W. P., Mörz, T., . . . Lowe, D. J. (2020). Rainfall threshold for initiating effective stress decrease and failure in weathered tephra slopes. Landslides, 17, 267-281. doi:10.1007/s10346-019-01289-2 Open Access version:

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Coastal Sciences; Engineering; Geology

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: F2.07
Cellphone: 021 0853 8033