Maria Ask

Maria Ask

Titel: Professor
Organisation: Luleå tekniska universitet
Forskningsämne: Tillämpad geokemi
Avdelning: Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
Enhet: Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser
Telefon: 0920-491411
Rum: F849 - Luleå »
Ort: Luleå


Associate Professor in Rock Mechanics and Mining Engineering, 2006, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Ph.D. in Engineering Geology, 1999, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Division
of Engineering Geology, Thesis title: In-situ and laboratory stress investigations using borehole data from the North Atlantic Ocean, Advisor: Ove Stephansson

Tech. Lic.  in Engineering Geology, 1996, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of Engineering Geology, Thesis title: In-situ stress from borehole breakouts in Denmark, Advisor: Ove Stephansson

D.E.A. Géodynamique, 1992, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, Frankrike, Thesis title: The structure of the oceancontinent boundary in the Iberia abyssal plain: from reflection seismic data, Advisors: Gilbert Boillot, Marie- Odile Beslier

M.Sc., 1991, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, Thesis title: Water content and porosity of
sediments and rocks in the New Hebrides and the Lesser Antilles convergent margins.
Advisor: lennart Widenfalk

Relaterade dokument

Curriculum Vitae

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My research interests are: (1) sediment and rock deformation, and (2) in situ stress and its measurements.

My research on sediment and rock deformation regards stress- and time dependent deformation of clay-rich sediments. Most of my research have been obtained from laboratory experiments using equipment consisting of one triaxial cell mounted in a servo-controlled load frame, and one oedometer cell mounted in a balance beam machine. The laboratory equipment was moved to Luleå University of Technology from Prof. Em. Daniel Karig's laboratory at Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, USA in 2004, and has since then been updated. Close collaborators with are Prof. Julia Morgan, Rice University, USA, Prof. Em. Dan Karig, Cornell University, USA, and Prof. Achim Kopf, Bremen University, Germany.

I am also involved in the Swedish Deep Drilling Program and the Post-glacial fault drillining project with Ilmo Kukkonen, GTK, and Odleiv Olesen, NGU. We will roganize a ICDP workshop in October 2010. 

My second field of interest is in-situ stress measurements, especially using borehole geometry logging tools (i.e. borehole breakouts and drillng induced fractures). In this field, I have been working with Daniel Ask, Vattenfall Power Consultant AB. We identified the occurrence of shallow, thermally induced borehole breakouts in the SKB preinvestigation site for storage of nucealr waste in Forsmark, Sweden. I have an ongoing project with Posiva Oy, Finland on analyzing acoustic televiewer data.


Shorebased scientist of IODP Expedition 322, NanTroSEIZE

Planning of the ICDP Post-glacial fault drilling project with Ilmo Kukkonen GTK, Odleiv Olesen, NGU

Deep-Sea and Sub-Seafloor Frontiers (DS3F), WorkPackage 7, Mission-specific subseafloor sampling. WP leader: Catherine Mével, IPG Paris, France; Maria Ask, Luleå Technical University, Sweden

Analysis and interpretation of acoustic televiewer data from Olkilouto, Finland. 

Rock mass behavior under hydropower emankment dams with focus on fracture erosion and rock mass stability, Graduate Student: Alexander Bondarchuk. Advicors: Maria Ask, Lars-Olof Dahlström Improved cost management for underground infrastructures.Graduate Student: Peter Lundman. Advicors: Maria Ask, jenny Greberg, Lars-Olof Dahlström


I am Vice Chair for the Engineering Development Panel of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Panel, 2010-2012

I am appointed next Team leader for the Geotechnology group of the Swedish University of Building Engineering Sciences


Relaterade länkar

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, IODP

At this site, you can find information about the Engineering Development Panel and my IODP and ODP publications


Swedish Deep Drilling Program, SDDP

Here, you find information about the SDDP and the Postglacial Fault Drilling Project.


Deep-Sea Sub-Seafloor Frontiers

Here is a presentation about the EU project DS3F and workpackage 7.


PUBLICATIONS (not yet in Pu:re)

1. Peer-reviewed articles in international journals, In Revision


2. Reports

Ask, M., 2010. Geomekanikmodell - förstudie. LKAB utredning 10-789. LKAB, 275 pp.

Ask, D., Ask, M.V.S., 2007. Detection of potential borehole breakouts in boreholes KFM01A and
KFM01B. Forsmark site investigation, SKB P-07-235, 55 pp. [Can be downloaded from]

Lindfors, U., Perman, F., Berg, S., Ask, M., 2007. Overcoring rock stress measurements in borehole
KFM07C. Forsmark site investigation. SKB P-07-130, 166 pp. [Can be downloaded from]

3. Proceedings

Sacks, I.S., K. Suyehiro, G.D. Acton, et al., 2000. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 186 [Online]. Available on: . [2001-10-16]

Mascle, J., G.P. Lohmann, P. Clift, et al., 1996. Proc. ODP Init. Repts., 159: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 616 pp.

Collot, J.-Y., H.G. Greene, L.B. Stokking, et al., 1992. Proc. ODP Init. Repts., 134: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1136 pp. 

4. Popular-scientific articles/presentations
1. Ask, M., Kopf, A., 2009. Ocean Drilling for seismic hazard in European geosystems – ESF Magellan
workshop series programme, August 18-20, 2008, Luleå, Sweden. ECORD Newsletter 11: 11.
2. Ask., M.V.S., 2007. Luleå tekniska universitet studerar jordbävningsprocesser. Bygga framtid 18: 5-6 (Universitetstryckeriet: Luleå).

1. ”Om Tsunamis”, 4 November 2006. Presentation, Norrbottens Museeum, Luleå.
2. ”Om Tsunamis”, 9 September 2005. Presentation, Teknikens Hus, Luleå.
3. ”Tsunamis”, 17 March 2005. Presentation, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå.
4. ”Tsunamis”, 16 March 2005. Presentation, Ramböll, Luleå.
5. ”Sveriges deltagande i det integrerade oceanborrningsprogrammet IODP”, 13 January 2003. Presentation, the Swedish Research Council, Stockholm.


  1. Physical- and geomechanical properties of a drill core sample from 1.6 km depth at the Heletz site in Israel: Some implications for reservoir rock and CO2 storage

    Elhami, E., Ask, M.&Mattsson, H.2016i : International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.48, 1, s. 84–9310 s.

    Publikation: Forskning - peer-reviewTidskriftsartikel

  2. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015: Division Energy, Resources and Environment, EGU 2015

    Ask, M. (red.), Hangx, S. (red.), Bruckman, V. (red.) & Kühn, M. (red.) aug 2015Elsevier. 652 s. (Energy Procedia; Nr 76).

    Publikation: Forskning - peer-reviewAntologi

  3. GeoBIM: Optimalt utnyttjande av geotekniken i stora infrastrukturprojekt

    Svensson, M., Johansson, S., Dahlin, T., Malehmir, A. &Ask, M.28 jan 2015i : Bygg & Teknik.107, 1, s. 40-423 s.

    Publikation: PopulärvetenskapTidskriftsartikel

  4. Geomorphology of intraplate postglacial faults in Sweden

    Ask, M., Abdujabbar, M., Lund, B., Smith, C. A., Mikko, H. & Munier, R. 2015

    Publikation: ForskningAbstract för konferens

  5. LiDAR-derived inventory of post-glacial fault scarps in Sweden

    Mikko, H., Smith, C. A., Lund, B., Ask, M.& Munier, R. 2015i : G F F.137, 4, s. 334-3385 s.

    Publikation: Forskning - peer-reviewTidskriftsartikel


Publicerad: 28 augusti 2006

Uppdaterad: 19 april 2016


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