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

1.12.2019
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.
read more – link to the Foundation de Luxembourg

Marthe Faber

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

20.12.2018


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

25.10.2018
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

01.10.2018
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.
Link to Project’s page of SNF

Dr. Friedemann Samrock


Inauguration of commemorative plaque for the Werner Siemens Foundation

12.09.2017


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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

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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
© 2018 ETH Zurich

GEG Events

14.01.2020
Geophysically constraint thermodynamic modelling of magmatic geothermal systems

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


NEXT EVENT
21.01.2020
Simulating Fragmentation of Hard Granitic Rocks during Electropulse Drilling

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


28.01.2020
Accelerating geochemical equilibrium and kinetics calculation for modeling reactive transport in porous media

Svetlana Kyas (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


04.02.2020
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Mohamed Mostafa (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


27.04.2020
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


27.04.2020
Using sequestered CO2 as geothermal working fluid to generate electricity and store energy.

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


27.04.2020
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


28.04.2020
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


29.04.2020
Investigating Different Formulations for Hydrothermal Convection in Geothermal Systems

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


29.04.2020
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


29.04.2020
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.