Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name: Raphael Bissen
Date / place of birth: April 25, 1978 in Wiltz/ Luxemburg
Marital status: Married
Nationality: Luxemburgish

3/144 Lumpini Place Satorn
10120 Bangkok, Thailand
Phone (mobil): +66/958 055 485


19. December 2011 PhD degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany
August 2007 – December 2011 PhD – course of study "Geology" at the University of Freiburg. Topic of PhD – thesis: "Characterization and modeling of fracture systems….". (rock mechanics, fracture modeling, geomechanical modeling, photogrammetry)
January 2006 – August 2007 Project: "Dauerhafte und authentische Sandsteine für die Restaurierung von Baudenkmälern in Baden – Württemberg – Erfassung, Qualitätsbestimmung und Aufbau eines Natursteinkatasters." (rock mechanics)
August 2005 Diploma degree from the University of Freiburg. Thesis – title: "Felsmechanische Untersuchungen mit der Triaxialzelle.", Grade "A" ("sehr gut")(rock mechanics)
October 1999 – August 2005 Diploma - course of study "Geology" at the University of Freiburg
October 1998 – July 1999 Course of study "Ancient History, Classic Archeology and Geology" at
the University of Freiburg
October 1997 – July 1998 Course of study "History and Geography" at the Centre Universitaire
du Luxemburg
1997 High school diploma at the LNW (Lycée du Nord) in Wiltz/ Luxemburg

Work experience/ internship

May 2016 – recent Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, lecturer at the Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering.
September 2013 – April 2016 Lycée Aline Mayrisch Luxemburg (LAML), teacher for natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics).
August 2012 – September 2013 Lycée Aline Mayrisch Luxemburg (LAML), "assistant pédagogique" ITeam, system administration, international and EU school projects …
December 2002 – Dec. 2005 Scientific assistant at the Geological survey of Baden – Württemberg (LGRB) Freiburg
April 2002 – December 2002 Internship at the Geological survey of Baden – Württemberg (LGRB)
SS 2006 – SS 2010 Tutor at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (rock mechanics, geophysics, soil analysis…)

Experience abroad

September – October 2002 Diploma – mapping project on Donoussa (Greece, Cyclades)
September 1998 – May 2010 Studies in Germany, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
October – December 2010 Scientific assistant for isotope analysis in Taiwan (ROC), NTU
(National Taiwan University) and NCKU (National Cheng Kung University)

IT – Knowledge

GIS – Applications Surfer, SpheriStat, TectonicsFP, ArcView, ArcGIS
Modeling Schlumberger PETREL, ANSYS, PFC2D, Visual Modflow
Graphic – Applications Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD
Internet Adobe Dreamweaver (, NVU
Further – Applications MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Open Office, Star Office, Proteus, GGU Triaxial

Language skills

Luxemburgish Mother tongue
German Fluent spoken and written
French Fluent spoken and written
English Fluent spoken and written
Spanish Grade A2 (SLI, "language teaching institute")
Swedish Basic
Thai Basic

Other skills

1993-2000 metalworking (Hourscht Frères Sàrl, Luxemburg, summer job)
2006 Security certification (§34a Bewachungsgewerbe, IHK Karlsruhe)
2007 First Aide course (LBVG)
2007 Crane operator course (DEKRA)
2008 Petrel Introduction Course (September 2008 at the University of Jena)

Memberships/ Awards

Member of the DGG "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften"
Member of the EAGE "European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers"
Member of the DGMK "Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V."

Driving licences

Car and motorcycle (50ccm)

Further activities/ Hobbies

Football, basketball, tennis…