Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Minerals and Energy Resources
Contact details:
+61 (2) 9385 8005
+61 (2) 9385 5936

Room 227 TETB

Prof. Regenauer-Lieb joined UNSW as Head of School of Petroleum Engineering (2014-2018) through a $4 Million SPF01 grant (2014-2020) in “ Excellence for Unconventional Resources Knowledge, Science and Technology" - EUREKA.  He obtained is undergraduate degree in Geophysics in Kiel, Germany and continued with a multidisciplinary  international career obtaining a first a PhD in the Geothermal Institute, Auckland NZ in collaboration with the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department; a second PhD (Habilitation) in geophysics and geodynamics from the Universities of Mainz, followed by employment in  the Supercomputer Institute, University of Minnesota, the Swiss ETH Zurich, CSIRO, a Professor and Chair of Geophysics and Geodynamics in Mainz, Germany and a move to Australia in 2006 as a “Premier's Fellow"  at the University of Western Australia and CSIRO and Director of the Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence. 


  • Computational geodynamics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Geomechanics
  • Multiscale System Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applied Mathematics


  • International, PCT/AU2010/00104, “A Subsurface Stirring Protocol”; Inventors: Guy Metcalfe, Dan Lester, Alison Ord, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb 
  • International, PCT/AU2011/00768 “A Desalination Plant”; Inventors: Hui Tong Chua, Xiaolin Wang, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb