Kai Hachmann

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student - Volker Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interest

I am interested in microbial processes in the sediment column. Especially the influence in micritic modification and subsequent diagenesis of carbonate sediments. The metabolic pathways, their respective intensities, their dependence on certain nutrients as well as other environmental factors, are key to understand modern and ancient analogue carbonate systems.


  • B.Sc., Geosciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany;
  • M.Sc. Marine Geosciences University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Professional Profile

  • Ph.D. Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

micritization carbonate diagenesis sediment-microbe interactions microbial metabolisms stable isotopes