Alumni success stories

The Master in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology is designed to equip students with the tools needed for a successful career in hydrogeology, whether in the private sector, government, or academia.

We offer a core curriculum of required courses and field trips that allow our graduates to claim the title of hydrogeologist.

Patrick Kotyla

Patrick has studied Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (M.Sc.) at TUM with focus on hydrogeology and hydrochemistry.


We met him to tell us about his path to success:

The studies gained me practical experience in hydrogeological field work and in groundwater modelling. This experience is important for my current position at the Department of Health and Environment of the City of Munich (RGU). There I head the groundwater group and I am responsible for the groundwater monitoring network of the RGU. The studies at the Chair of Hydrogeology have extremely supported my career in Hydrogeology. A great experience of studying at TUM was the teamwork between the students, tutors and the staff. I think, beside the expertise in Hydrogeology, this really prepares you well for the future because you're probably going to work in a team.

Lisa Wild

Lisa did her Master in Hydrogeology (M.Sc.) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and was part of the TUM-Chair of Hydrogeology-Team from November 2015 until June 2019. She performed her PhD thesis with focus on the assessing of denitrification processes using environmental isotopes and probabilistic modeling.


We asked Lisa before she left our institute:

“During my doctoral studies at the Chair of Hydrogeology (TUM), I gained lots of experience in organizing and conducting field/laboratory work. Moreover, analytical and probabilistic modeling linked with environmental isotopes was a large part of my PhD thesis, which I really enjoyed next to the field/lab work. This interdisciplinary field qualified me for my upcoming job as technical product manager at one of the leading companies for water analytics, WTW (Xylem Analytics). “