Jonathan Ogland-Hand Research Interests

Dr. Jonathan Ogland-Hand

Energy Systems Analyst | Post-Doctoral Associate

Mailing Address
Dr. Jonathan Ogland-Hand
Geothermal Energy & Geofluids
Institute of Geophysics
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich Switzerland

Phone +41 44 633 27 51
Email johand(at)

Dominique Ballarin Dolfin
Phone +41 44 632 3465
Email ballarin(at)

Jonathan is an engineer turned energy systems analyst and is interested in studying decarbonization. He is currently focused on the electric sector and has researched topics including:

  • Energy storage
  • Geothermal energy
  • CO2 Transportation and geologic storage
  • Utilization of geologically stored CO2
  • Variable renewable energy integration

To to this, Jonathan has developed experience building, using, and integrating tools such as:

  • Capacity expansion models of the electric power system
  • Economic dispatch models of the electric power system
  • Price-taker optimization models
  • Coupled plant-level models of geothermal wells and power plants
  • Cost models of geothermal power plants
  • Cost models of geologic CO2 storage sites
  • Dynamic programs
  • Reservoir simulation

When he is not crunching numbers, Jonathan enjoys running, skiing, reading, cooking (and eating!), and cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes.