Martin Saar Education and Professional Career

Prof. Dr. Martin O. Saar

Chair for Geothermal Energy and Geofluids


Mailing Address
Prof. Dr. Martin O. Saar
Geothermal Energy & Geofluids
Institute of Geophysics
NO F 51.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich Switzerland

Phone +41 44 632 3465
Email saarm(at)

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

My research interests are in geophysical fluid dynamics of subsurface multiscale, multiphase, multicomponent, reactive fluid (groundwater, hydrocarbon, CO2) and energy (heat, pressure) transport, such as water- and CO2-based geothermal energy utilization, geologic CO2 storage, grid-scale energy storage, enhanced oil recovery, and groundwater flow. Methods include computer simulations, laboratory experiments, and field analyses.

This professorship and the associated Geothermal Energy and Geofluids (GEG) Group is generously endowed by the Werner Siemens Foundation, which is hereby gratefully acknowledged.

Education and Professional Career

2013 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University,Morgantown, WV,USA
2009 Chemical Engineering,West Virginia University,Morgantown, WV,USA
2007 B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, Telangana, India
Professional Career – Academic
2015-present Research Associate–University of Minnesota,Minneapolis, MN,USA
2015-present Academic Guest – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH-Z),Zurich, CH
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Associate – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,USA
2007-2015 Graduate Research Assistant – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV,USA