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

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.
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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.
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Dr. Friedemann Samrock

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

14.03.2018


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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

12.09.2017


© Felix Wey

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
© 2018 ETH Zurich

GEG Events

NEXT EVENT

22.01.2019

Hydro-mechanical processes in natural and 3D printed fractures – Practice for Research Plan Defence

Hoda Javanmard (GEG group presentation)
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29.01.2019

Field demonstration of a combined thermo-mechanical drilling technology

Edoardo Rossi (GEG group presentation)
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GEG Open Positions

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GEG Paper Alerts

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


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, 2019.


Evidence for fluid and melt generation in response to an asthenospheric upwelling beneath the Hangai Dome, Mongolia

Comeau, M.J., J.S. Kaufl, M. Becken, A. Kuvshinov, A.V. Grayver, J. Kamm, E. Batmagnai, and S. Demberel
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 487, pp. 201-209, 2018. Download


The seismo-hydro-mechanical behaviour during deep geothermal reservoir stimulations: open questions tackled in a decameter-scale in-situ stimulation experiment

Amann, F., V. Gischig, K. Evans, et al., A. Kittilä, S. Wiemer, M.O. Saar, S. Löw, Th. Driesner, H. Maurer, and D. Giardini
Solid Earth, pp. 115-137, 2018. Download


Silica-encapsulated DNA-based tracers for aquifer characterization

Mikutis, G., C.A. Deuber, L. Schmid, A. Kittilä, N. Lobsiger, M. Puddu, D.O. Asgeirsson, R.N. Grass, M.O. Saar, and W.J. Stark
Environmental Science & Technology, 52, pp. 12142-12152, 2018. Download