Dr. Dominik Hennhoefer
Dr. Dominik Hennhoefer Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Science

Dr. Dominik Hennhoefer is Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences since 2019. He received a Diplom degree in Geology from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and was awarded Doctor of Science in Geology and Palaeontology from Heidelberg University (Germany). Before joining the Petroleum Institute (Abu Dhabi) as Research Teaching Associate, he was Lecturer of Sedimentology at Heidelberg University.

His research interests generally focus around carbonate sediments and their stratigraphical and palaeoenvironmental interpretation. His current research focuses on the chronostratigraphic and geochemical questions on marine sediments in the Jurassic and Cretaceous systems, and climatic reconstructions of the past 15,000 years on speleothems.

Dr. Dominik Hennhoefer serves as the UAE National Correspondent of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).

  • Doctor of Science, Geology/Palaeontology, Heidelberg University (Germany), 2013
  • Diploma, Geology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), 2010 
Teaching Areas
  • PGEG 341 – Paleontology
  • PGEG 451 – Environmental Geology
  • ERTH 702 – Lab Techniques in Sedimentology and Geochemistry
  • ERTH 711 – Carbonate Petrography and Stratigraphy
  • ERTH 793 – Environmental Change in the Sediment Record
Research Interests
  • Mesozoic and Cenozoic Stratigraphy
  • Paleo-environment reconstructions of climatic change
  • Geochemical signals in sediments
  • 3D visualisations of sedimentary and biogenic structures

Active Research Projects :

  • Anthropogenic change on the modern carbonate environment, Abu Dhabi
  • Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentology and geochemistry of climatic change on the Arabian Plate
  • Prehistoric human and faunal evidence of late Pleistocene-early Holocene age in submerged caves of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico