Mission Statement

The Geothermal Energy & Geofluids group is endowed by the Werner Siemens Foundation and investigates reactive fluid (water, CO2, CxHy, N2) and (geothermal) energy (heat, pressure) transfer in the Earth’s crust employing computer simulations, laboratory experiments and field analyses to gain fundamental insights and to address a wide range of societal goals and concerns.

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GEG News

Prix d’Excellence by the Enovo Foundation

Marthe Faber has been awarded the ‘Prix d’Excelence’ by the Enovo Fondation and its partners, the Association da Vinci and l’ANEIL (National Association of Luxembourg Engineering Students). The prize is awarded to students with the best thesis grade in engineering. Marthe conducted the research for her MSc thesis ‘Usage Of Inter-Site Electromagnetic Transfer Functions In Exploration For Geothermal Resources’ at GEG in 2018.
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Marthe Faber

Top Ranking for ETH Zurich’s Earth Sciences in Nature Index 2018


ETH is listed number one among the 200 best academic institutions in Earth & Environmental Sciences in the Nature Index 2018. This index is based on publications in the 82 journals selected as the most important journals by two panels of scientists, which are independent of the Nature Publishing Group.
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SNF Ambizione Grant

Dr. Allan Leal has been awarded an SNF Ambizione grant to develop innovative computational methods for ultra-fast simulations of coupled physical and chemical processes using machine learning and GPU parallel computing, starting on January 1, 2019.
Link to personal homepage of Allan Leal

Dr. Allan Leal

SNF R4D Grant

Dr. Friedemann Samrock has been awarded an SNF R4D grant to develop a geoscientific framework for geothermal exploration and energy utilization in Mongolia, started on September 1, 2018.
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Dr. Friedemann Samrock

Inauguration of commemorative plaque for the Werner Siemens Foundation


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Werner Siemens Foundation visits the Geothermal Energy & Geofluids Group and has a guided tour at the GEG Laboratories.

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GEG Videos

Inexhaustible resource of clean, renewable Geothermal Energy.
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Grimsel rock lab, feasibility of geothermal power plants.
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Grimsel rock laboratory, safer drilling methods.
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A short video about ETH Zurich
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GEG Events

Geophysically constraint thermodynamic modelling of magmatic geothermal systems

Friedemann Samrock (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more

Simulating Fragmentation of Hard Granitic Rocks during Electropulse Drilling

Daniel Vogler (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more

Accelerating geochemical equilibrium and kinetics calculation for modeling reactive transport in porous media

Svetlana Kyas (GEG group presentation)
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Mohamed Mostafa (GEG group presentation)
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How the Spatial Continuity of Permeability Affects Hydrothermal Convection: A Study Using Entropy Production

Jan Niederau (contributed talk)
World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

Using sequestered CO2 as geothermal working fluid to generate electricity and store energy.

Benjamin Adams (contributed talk)
WGC 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

Combining direct air capture and geothermal heat and electricity generation for net-negative carbon dioxide emissions

Benjamin Adams (contributed talk)
WGC 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

Characterization of Subsurface Heat-Transport Processes in the Canton of Aargau Using an Integrative Workflow

Jan Niederau (poster presentation)
World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

Investigating Different Formulations for Hydrothermal Convection in Geothermal Systems

Jan Niederau (poster presentation)
WGC2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

Coupling Dynamic Heat Demands of Buildings with Borehole Heat Exchanger Simulations for Realistic Monitoring and Forecast

Jan Niederau (poster presentation)
World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

Estimation of Effective Surface Area: A Study on Dolomite Cement Dissolution in Sandstones

Jin Ma (talk)
World Geothermal Congress (WGC) 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland read more

GEG Open Positions

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GEG Paper Alerts

A lattice-Boltzmann study of permeability-porosity relationships and mineral precipitation patterns in fractured porous media
Ahkami, M., A. Parmigiani, P.R. Di Palma, M.O. Saar, and X.-Z. Kong Computational Geosciences, 2020. Download
Field test of a Combined Thermo-Mechanical Drilling technology. Mode II: Flame-assisted rotary drilling
Rossi, E., S. Jamali, D. Schwarz, M.O. Saar, and Ph. Rudolf von Rohr Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2020. Download
Modelling of hydro-mechanical processes in heterogeneous fracture intersections using a fictitious domain method with variational transfer operators
von Planta, C., D. Vogler, X. Chen, M.G.C. Nestola, M.O. Saar, and R. Krause Computational Geosciences, 2020.
A combined thermo-mechanical drilling technology for deep geothermal and hard rock reservoirs
Rossi, E., S. Jamali, V. Wittig, M.O. Saar, and Ph. Rudolf von Rohr Geothermics, 85, pp. 1-11, 2020. Download
Comparative study of Basel EGS reservoir faults inferred from analysis of microseismic cluster datasets with fracture zones obtained from well log analysis
Ziegler, M., and K.F. Evans Journal of Structural Geology, 130, 2020.