Katharina Heck

Scientific Assistant
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems
Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems


+49 711 685-64719
+49 711 685-54719

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Pfaffenwaldring 61
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.007

since April 2016
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems, Universität Stuttgart



  1. article

    1. Koch, T., Heck, K., Schröder, N., Class, H., & Helmig, R. (2018). A new simulation framework for soil-root interaction, evaporation, root growth, and solute transport. Vadose Zone Journal. https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2017.12.0210
    2. Trautz, A., Illangasekare, T., Rodriguez-Iturbe, I., Heck, K., & Helmig, R. (2017). Development of an experimental approach to study coupled soil-plant-atmosphere processes using plant analogs. Water Resources Research, 53.
  2. mastersthesis

    1. Heck, K. (2016). Numerical and experimental investigation of soil-root interactions.


  1. R. Helmig, E. Coltman, T. Fetzer, and K. Heck, “Coupling free and porous-media flow,” Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, 08.07.2018 - 13.07.2018, Newry, ME, USA. Jul-2018.

supervised student assignements

  1. Modelling of salt precipitation and comparison with experimental results. (2018).
  2. Abschätzung von Möglichkeiten der Wärmegewinnung aus Grundwasser und Entwicklung eines Programms für eine Parameterstudie. (2017). (Bachelorarbeit). Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Wasser- und Umweltsystemmodellierung.