Max Engel is a geomorphologist with a specific interest in coastal and arid environments as well as geoarchaeology, Quaternary sciences and natural hazards. His regional interest covers the Arabian Peninsula, the Caribbean, Western Australia, the Philippines and (north-)western Europe. He graduated from Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) in 2007 (Diplom-Geograph) and received a PhD in Physical Geography at the University of Cologne in 2012, for his thesis on reconstructing the palaeotsunami history of the southern Caribbean. After 5 postdoctoral years in Cologne, where he gained extensive experience in teaching, he took up a postdoc position in GSB’s geohazard research group, investigating the metagenomics of tsunami deposits on the Shetland Islands (GEN-EX project). After returning to Cologne in 2019, he took up a tenure position as Head of the Laboratory of Geomorphology and Geoecology at Heidelberg University (Germany), while he is still active in the GEN-EX project as an Associated Research Fellow of GSB.
Max Engel is also a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute and member of the Editorial Board of Geologica Belgica.
Engel, M., Strohmenger, C.J., Peis, K.T., Pint, A., Brill, D., Brückner, H., 2021. High-resolution facies analysis of a coastal sabkha in the eastern Gulf of Salwa (Qatar): A spatio-temporal reconstruction. Sedimentology, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12938
Engel, M., Dotterweich, M., Fülling, A., Brill, D., Broisch-Höhner, M., Totschnig, R., Seren, S., Kehl, M., 2021. Syn- and post-eruptive gully formation near the Laacher See volcano. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46, 1783–1796. DOI: 10.1002/esp.5119
Oetjen, J., Engel, M., Schüttrumpf, H., 2021. Experiments on tsunami induced boulder transport – A review. Earth-Science Reviews 220, 103714. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103714
Engel, M., May, S.M., Garrett, E.G., Pilarczyk, J.E., Brill, D., eds., 2020. Geological records of tsunamis and other extreme waves. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 848 pp. DOI: 10.1016/C2017-0-03458-4
Engel, M., Rückmann, S., Drechsler, P., Brill, D., Opitz, S., Fassbinder, J., Pint, A., Peis, K., Wolf, D., Gerber C., Pfeiffer, K., Eichmann, R., Brückner, H., 2020. Sediment-filled karst depressions and riyad – key archaeological environments of south Qatar. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 68, 215–236
Engel, M., Oetjen, J., May, S.M., Brückner, H., 2016. Tsunami deposits of the Caribbean – Towards an improved coastal hazard assessment? Earth-Science Reviews 163, 260–296. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.10.010
Engel, M., May, S.M., Scheffers, A., Squire, P., Pint, A., Kelletat, D., Brückner, H., 2015. Prograded foredunes of Western Australia’s macro-tidal coast – implications for Holocene sea-level change and high-energy wave impacts. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 40, 726–740. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3663
May, S.M., Engel, M., Brill, D., Cuadra, C., Lagmay, A.M.F., Santiago, J., Suarez, K., Reyes, M., Brückner, H., 2015. Block and boulder transport in Eastern Samar (Philippines) during Supertyphoon Haiyan. Earth Surface Dynamics 3, 543–548. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-3-543-2015
Engel, M., May, S.M., 2012. Bonaire’s boulder fields revisited: Evidence for Holocene tsunami impact on the Leeward Antilles. Quaternary Science Reviews 54, 126–141. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.011
Engel, M., Brückner, H., Pint, A., Wellbrock, K., Ginau, A., Voss, P., Grottker, M., Klasen, N., Frenzel, P., 2012. The early Holocene humid period in NW Saudi Arabia – evidence from sediments, microfossils and palaeo-hydrological modeling. Quaternary International 266, 131–141. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.04.028