News & Events
Top Ranking for ETH Zurich’s Earth Sciences
March 14, 2017
© ETH Zürich / Marco Carocari
Earth and marine sciences at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich was ranked the best in the world. The results were recently published by the QS World University Rankings.
New Course Geofluids
March 14, 2017
© ETH Zurich / Alessandro Della Bella
This semester the new course ‘Geofluids’, offered by the GEG Group, within the Earth Science Masters Program counts 32 registered students.
March 12, 2017
© Daniel Winkler, ETH Globe
ETH Zurich researchers working at NAGRA’s Grimsel rock laboratory have retreated deep inside the mountain. By fracturing solid rock, they are hoping to re-examine the feasibility of geothermal power plants based on petrothermal technology. (ETH Globe, 01/2017)
23. – 28 April 2017, Vienna
The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
Poster Presentations of GEG members at EGU2017
Jin MA, Martin O. Saar, Xiang-Zhao Kong
Title: Estimation of reactive surface area using a combined method of laboratory analyses and digital image processing
Neeraj SHAH, Friedemann SAMROCK (presenter), Alexander V. Grayver, Martin O. Saar
Title: Analysis, results and conclusion of magnetotelluric data acquired in northern Switzerland
Edoardo ROSSI, Michael A. Kant, Florian Amann, Martin O. Saar, Philipp Rudolf von Rohr
Title: Combining conventional and thermal drilling in order to increase speed and reduce costs of drilling operations to access deep geothermal resources
Link to EGU2017 Conference webpage ->
Lectures & Courses
This course presents advanced topics of single and multiphase fluid flow, heat transfer, reactive transport, and geochemical reactions in the subsurface. Emphasis is on the understanding of the underlying governing equations of each physical and chemical process, and its relevance to applications, e.g., groundwater management, geothermal energy, CO2 storage, waste disposal, and oil/gas production.
Integrated geophysical investigations; applications of exploration seismic; applications of high-resolution seismic, ground-penetrating radar, magnetic, gravity, electromagnetic, geoelectric and nuclear-magnetic resonance methods; case studies.
Scientific papers related with a large variety of geophysical applications will be presented. The students will read and critically assess a selection of these papers.
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.
At the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids Group at the Institute of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences. Investigation on evolution of permeability and porosity due to mineral precipitation in natural and/or artificial granite fractures