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

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Science

Dr. Dominik Hennhoefer is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences since 2019. He received a Diploma 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 lie in carbonate sediments and build-ups and their stratigraphical and palaeoenvironmental interpretation. His current research focuses on the chronostratigraphy and geochemistry of marine sediments in the Jurassic and Cretaceous systems and climatic reconstructions of the past.

Dr. Dominik Hennhoefer is an active member of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and the Geochemical Society. He further 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
  • Introduction to Geology and Geophysics
  • Geological Maps
  • Sedimentary Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • Environmental Geology
Research Interests
  • Mesozoic carbonate sediments
  • Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions of climatic change
  • Geochemical signals in sediments
  • Invertebrate palaeontology
  • 3D visualizations of sedimentary and biogenic structures

Research Projects:

  • Carbonate sedimentology and geochemistry during climatic turnovers in the Jurassic and Cretaceous systems on the Arabian Plate (KU-FSU)
  • Prehistoric human and faunal evidence of late Pleistocene-early Holocene age in submerged caves of the Yucatan peninsula, State of Quintana Roo, southern Mexico (funded by DFG)