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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.

News & Events

GEG Group submits application to MacArthur Foundation’s 100-Million-$-and-Change Competition

October 3, 2016
According to the MacArthur Foundation, this is “A competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.”
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Record student numbers in Geothermal Energy Course

September 30, 2016

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Visit of Werner Siemens Foundation at Grimsel rock laboratory

September 2, 2016

On August 23, 2016, The Werner Siemens Foundation was invited by Prof. Dr. Martin Saar and Prof. Dr. Domenico Giardini to visit the Grimsel rock laboratory, organized by the ETH Zurich Foundation.
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Welcome Justin Ezekiel

September 1, 2016


Justin Ezekiel has been granted a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship and started his PhD study at the GEG group beginning September 2016.

Open Positions

At the moment there are no advertised positions but if you are interested in working for the GEG Group,
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Lectures & Courses


M. O. Saar, X.‑Z. Kong, 651-4023-00L
The course provides an introduction into quantitative analysis of groundwater flow and solute/heat transport. It is focussed on understanding, formulating, and solving groundwater flow and solute/heat transport problems.
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Geothermal Energy

K. F. Evans, P. Bayer, M. O. Saar, 651-4109-00L
The course will introduce students to the general principles of Geothermics and is suitable for students who have a basic knowledge of Geoscience or Environmental Science (equivalent of a Bachelor degree).
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