Jun. Prof. Dr. Eva Kröner

Head (Geophysics)
Consultation Hour: by arrangement
Contact
Building I, Room 3.29

Research areas

  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Soil physics
  • Vadose zone hydrology
  • Numerical modeling of coupled systems

 

Academic history and education

3/2019 positive mid-term evaluation of junior professorship
4/2016 - now Junior Professor of Geophysics at University of Koblenz-Landau
10/2012- 2/2016 PhD (Dr. rer nat.) in Soil Hydrology, Agricultural Sciences, at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen under supervision of Andrea Carminati and co-supervision of Hannes Flühler and Marco Bittelli: 
“Water dynamics in the rhizosphere: How mucilage affects water flow in soils”
7/2012 Diploma in Physics at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg under supervision of Kurt Roth: “Investigation of effective parametrizations of hydraulic properties of heterogeneous porous media”
10/2006-7/2012 Studies of Physics at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

 

Publications

2019

16. Brax, M., Köhne, M., Kroener, E., Schaumann, G. Potential of NMR relaxometry to unravel the properties of mucilage in several pore sizes. Geoderma, accepted.

2018

15. Kröner, A., Kröner, E., Kröner, H. Finite element approximation of level set motion by powers of the mean curvature. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, accepted.

2017

14. Kroener, E., Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Carminati, A. Effects of mucilage on rhizosphere hydraulic functions depend on soil particle size. Vadose Zone Journal. doi: 10.2136/vzj2017.03.0056.

13. Kroener, E., Campbell, G., Bittelli, M. Estimation of thermal instabilities in soils around underground electrical power cables. Vadose Zone Journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2017.04.0082.

12. Ahmed, M. A., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmadi, K., Kroener, E., Kostka, S., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A. Engineering rhizosphere hydraulics: pathways to improve plant adaptation to drought. Vadose Zone Journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2016.09.0090

2016

11. Kroener, E., Zarebanadkouki, M., Bittelli, M.Carminati, A. Simulation of root water uptake under consideration of non-equilibrium dynamics in the rhizosphere. Water Resources Research. 52 (8),5755-5770.

10. Carminati, A., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kroener, E., Ahmed, M.Holz, M. Biophysical rhizosphere processes affecting root water uptake. Annals of Botany. 118(4), 561-571.

9. Carminati, A., Kroener, E., Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Holz, M., Ghezzehei, T. Water for carbon, carbon for water. Vadose Zone Journal. 15 (2):

8. Oclon, P.Bittelli, M., Cisek, P., Kroener, E., Pilarczyk, M., Taler, D., Rao, V., Vallati, A. The performance analysis of a new thermal backfill material for underground power cable system. Applied Thermal Engineering. 108, 233-250.

7. Benard, P., Kroener, E., Vontobel, P., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A. Water percolation through the root-soil interface. Advances in Water Resources. 95, 190-198.

6. Ahmed, M., Kroener, E., Benard, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A. Drying of mucilage causes water repellency in the rhizosphere of maize: measurements and modelling. Plant and Soil. 407 (1-2), 161-171.

2015

5. Kroener, E., Ahmed, M. Carminati, A. Roots at the percolation threshold. Physical Review E. 91 (4): 042706.

2014

4. Kroener, E., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A. Nonequilibrium water dynamics in the rhizosphere: How mucilage affects waterflow in soils. Water Resources Research. 50 (8): 6479-6495.

3. Kroener, E., Vallati, A., Bittelli, M. Numerical simulation of coupled heat, liquid water and water vapor in soils for heat dissipation of underground electrical power cables. Applied Thermal Engineering. 70 (1): 510-523.

2. Ahmed, M. Kroener, E., Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A. Mucilage exudation facilitates root water uptake in dry soils. Functional Plant Biology. 41 (11): 1129-1137.

1. Zarebanadkouki, M., Kroener, E., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A. Visualization of root water uptake: Quantiøcation of deuterated water transport in roots using neutron radiography and numerical modeling. Plant physiology. 166 (2): 487-499.

Teaching

  • Application of Transport Modeling Tools (Seminar)
  • Experimentalphysik 3: Atom- und Quantenphysik (Lecture)
  • Experimentalphysik 3: Mathematik für Physik 3 (Seminar)
  • Experimentalphysik 4: Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik (Lecture, Seminar, Exercises, Practical Course)
  • Theoretische Physik 2: Quantentheorie (Tutorial)
  • Analysis 1 (Exercises, University of Heidelberg)
  • Theoretische Physik 3: Quantenmechanik (Exercises, University of Heidelberg)
Summer term 2019:
  • Application of Transport Modeling Tools, Seminar
  • Experimentalphysik 4 (Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik), Seminar/Übung/Praktikum
Winter term 2018/19:
  • Experimentalphysik 3 (Atom- und Quantenphysik), Vorlesung
  • Experimentalphysik 3 (Atom- und Quantenphysik), Übung -> Jonas Bentz
  • Experimentalphysik 3, Mathematik für Physik 3, Seminar
Summer term 2018:
  • Application of Transport Modeling Tools, Seminar
  • Experimentalphysik 4 (Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik), Seminar/Übung/Praktikum -> Yannik Ott, Jonas Bentz
  • Experimentalphysik 4 (Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik), Vorlesung
Winter term 2017/18:
  • Experimentalphysik 3 (Atom- und Quantenphysik), Vorlesung
  • Experimentalphysik 3 (Atom- und Quantenphysik), Übung -> Jonas Bentz
  • Experimentalphysik 3, Mathematik für Physik 3, Seminar
    Summer term 2017:
    • Application of Transport Modeling Tools, Seminar
    • Experimentalphysik 4 (Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik), Seminar/Übung/Praktikum
    • Experimentalphysik 4 (Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik), teilweise Vorlesungsvertretung
    Winter term 2016/17:
    • Experimentalphysik 3: Mathematik für Physik 3, Seminar
    Summer term 2016:
    • Application of Transport Modeling Tools, Seminar
    • Experimentalphysik 4 (Festkörper-, Teilchen- und Kernphysik), Seminar/Übung/Praktikum
    • Theoretische Physik 2 (Quantentheorie), Übung
    2015:
    • Reworking problems and examples for the teaching book Bittelli et al., (2015) Soil Physics with Python, Oxford University Press, January 2015
    Summer term 2015:  
    • parts of Räumliche Ökologie: Muster, Skalen und Konnektivität;; 2 h (exercise course: numerical solutions and applications of diffusion equations)

    Summer term 2014:

    • parts of Räumliche Ökologie: Muster, Skalen und Konnektivität;; 2 h (lecture: introduction into diffusion equations) 2 h (exercise course: numerical solutions and applications of diffusion equations)

    October 2011:

    • Summer-school on Flow and Transport in Terrestrial Systems, Heidelberg: preparation, support and discussion of exercises in the software practical part about coupled flow and transport in porous media

    Summer term 2010:

    • Theoretische Physik 3: Quantenmechanik (tutorial), Heidelberg University 2 SWS
    Summer term 2007
    • Analysis 1 (tutorial), Heidelberg University 

     
     Further information 

    • Transport in Porous Media 

    • Journal of Hydrology & Hydromechanics 

    • Environmental and Experimental Botany 

    • Geoderma 

    • Water Resources Research 

    • Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 

    • Vadose Zone Journal 

    • Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 

    • European Journal of Soil Science
    • Soil & Tillage Research
    2019 successful mid-term evaluation of junior professorship
    2017 Fritz-Scheffer Prize for excellent scientific achievements in the field of soil science, from the German Soil Science Society (DBG). Award for the PhD thesis.
    2017 prize for the "best seminar" of Fachbereich 7 (Natural- and Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau) in the study-year 2016/2017.
    2016 Call for the W1-junior-professorship (Geophysics) from Landau, Germany (accepted).
    2016 "Summa cum laude" for the PhD thesis at University of Göttingen
    2013 SEB (Society of Experimental Botany) Valencia Travel Grant
    2012-2014 PhD-scholarship of Dorothea-Schlözer Program of Georg-August University Göttingen
    2007-2012 scholarship of Studienstiftung (German National Academic Foundation)
    2007 recommended by the Physics examination office (Uni Heidelberg) for Studienstiftung
    2006/7 best exam of all participating students (more than 200) in: Physics 1, Uni Heidelberg
    2006/7 best exam of all participating students in: Linear Algebra 1, Uni Heidelberg
    2006/7 best exam of all participating students in: Analysis 1, Uni Heidelberg
    2006 recommended by the school for Studienstiftung
    2006 Ferry-Porsche Prize for outstanding performance in Mathematics and Physics
    2006 Prizes from the school for best performance in Mathematics, in Physics and in Protestant Religion
    2005 6th position in Germany in the selection contest for the German Team of the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)
    2004 participation in the program of the Deutsche Schüler Akademie
    2000-2004

    participation and prizes in several competitions for secondary school students:
    - 1st-4th round of the selection contest for the IPhO (International Physics Olympiad)
    - 1st-2nd round of the selection contest for the IChO (International Chemistry Olympiad)
    - member of Baden-Württemberg's team at the Mathematics Olympiad in Bremen (2003)    
      and Hamburg (2002), 
    - 1st-2nd rounds of provincial and federal Mathematics competitions.

     

     

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