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

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.
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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

Top Ranking for ETH Zurich’s Earth Sciences in QS World University Rankings


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Earth and marine sciences at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich was ranked the best in the world for the 4th time in a row. The results were published by the QS World University Rankings.
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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

macarthur_100mchange_video_linkInexhaustible 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


Inverse Modelling of Discrete Fracture Network Using Trans-Dimensional MCMC Method

Shiyi Li (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more



A Lagrange multiplier method for single-phase flow in 3D discrete fractured porous media

Philipp Schädle (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


Fracture-Matrix flow interaction characterizations using a temporo-ensemble PIV method

Mehrdad Ahkami (contributed talk)
InterPore , Valencia, Spain read more


Quantitative Predictions of Two-Phase Flow Dynamics in Porous Media by the Pore-Network Modeling

Chao-Zhong Qin (poster presentation)
InterPore2019, Valencia, Spain read more


A Lagrange multiplier method for single-phase flow in 3D discrete fractured porous media

Philipp Schädle (contributed talk)
InterPore2019, Valencia, Spain read more


Effect of flow-path tortuosity and contact area fraction on permeability of a rough rock fracture

Hoda Javanmard (contributed talk)
Interpore2019, Valencia, Spain read more


Study on mineral precipitation in fractured porous media using Lattice-Boltzmann methods

Mehrdad Ahkami (poster presentation)
European Geothermal Congress (EGC), Hague, Netherlands read more


CO2-Brine flow in Nubian Sandstone, Egypt: A Pore-Network Modeling using Computerized Tomography Imaging

Mahmoud Hefny (poster presentation)
EGC2019, The Hague, The Netherlands read more

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GEG Paper Alerts

Stress magnitudes in the Basel enhanced geothermal system

Valley, B., and K.F. Evans
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 118, pp. 1-20, 2019. Download

Guaranteed error bounds and local indicators for adaptive solvers using stabilized space-time IgA approximations to parabolic problems

Matculevich, S., U. Langer, and S. Repin
Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 2019.

Characterization of transport-enhanced phase separation in porous media using a lattice-Boltzmann method

Parmigiani, A., Di Palma, Leclaire, Habib, and X.-Z. Kong
Geofluids, In press, 2019.

Tippers at island geomagnetic observatories constrain electrical conductivity of oceanic lithosphere and upper mantle

Morschhauser, A., A.V. Grayver, A. Kuvshinov, F. Samrock, and J. Matzka
Earth, Planets and Space, 71/17, pp. 1-9, 2019. Download

Using TNT-NN to Unlock the Fast Full Spatial Inversion of Large Magnetic Microscopy Datasets

Myre, J.M., I. Lascu, E.A. Lima, J.M. Feinberg, M.O. Saar, and B.P. Weiss
Earth Planets and Space, 71/14, 2019. Download

The value of bulk energy storage for reducing CO2 emissions and water requirements from regional electricity systems.

Ogland-Hand, J.D., J.M. Bielicki, Y. Wang, B.M. Adams, T.A. Buscheck, and M.O. Saar
Energy Conversion and Management, 181, pp. 674-685, 2019. Download

On the direct measurement of shear moduli in transversely isotropic rocks using the uniaxial compression test

Dambly, M.L.T., M. Nejati, D. Vogler, and M.O. Saar
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (IJRMMS), 113, pp. 220-240, 2019. Download