Dr. H. Fazlikhani
Chair of Geology
Tel: +49 (0)9131 85 26066
My research focuses on the fundamental understanding of lithospheric deformation and the initiation, growth and decay of crustal structures across the scales. My research interest concentrates around two main topics: 1) The influence of preexisting structures on the development of continental rifted margins, 2) Fault-sediment interaction and the evolution of sedimentary basins. I integrate onshore and offshore geophysical and well data, outcrop data and analog models to study the crustal deformation and the evolution of sedimentary basins.
Fazlikhani, H., Fossen, H., Gawthorpe, R.L., Faleide, J.I., and Bell, R.E., 2017. Basement structure and its influence on the structural configuration of the northern North Sea rift. Tectonics, 36. DOI: 10.1002/2017TC004514.
Deng, C., Fossen, H., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A., Jackson, C.A-L., and Fazlikhani, H.,2017. Influence of fault reactivation during multiphase rifting: The Oseberg area, northern North Sea rift. Marine and Petroleum Geology 86. DOI:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.07.025.
Fazlikhani, H., Back, S., Kukla, P.A. and Fossen, H., 2016. Interaction between gravity- driven listric normal fault linkage and their hanging wall rollover development: a case study from western Niger Delta, Nigeria. Geometry and Growth of Normal faults, Geological Society of London, Special Publications 439
Fossen, H., Fazlikhani, H., Faleide, J.I., Ksienzyk, A.K. and Dunlap, W.J., 2016. Post- Caledonian extension in the West Norway-northern North Sea region: the role of structural inheritance. Geometry and Growth of Normal faults, Geological Society of London, Special Publications 439
Fazlikhani, H., and Back, S., 2015. The influence of pre-existing structure on the growth of syn-sedimentary normal faults in a deltaic setting, Niger Delta. Journal of Structural Geology 73. DOI:10.1016/j.jsg.2015.01.011
Fazlikhani, H., and Back, S., 2015. The influence of differential sedimentary loading and compaction on the development of deltaic rollover. Marine and Petroleum Geology 59, 136-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.08.005
Fazlikhani, H. and Back, S. 2012. Temporal and lateral variation in the development of growth faults and growth strata in the western Niger Delta, Nigeria. AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 4, pp. 595–614.