News Archive

News Archive



Mehrdad Ahkami
Mehrdad Ahkami

Doctoral Examination Mehrdad Ahkami

02.11.2020

On Monday, July 27th, Justin Ezekiel has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Assessment and optimization of geological carbon storage and energy production from deep natural gas reservoirs”.


Doctoral Examination Marina Lima

09.09.2020

On Tuesday, September 8th, Marina Grimm Lima has successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled: “Evolution of permeability of natural fractures due to THMC processes in the context of CO2-based reservoir applications”.


Airborne geomagnetic survey over the lavafields near Þorbjörn volcano in Iceland

20.08.2020

Franco Aubert and Friedemann Samrock just completed 137km of airborne geomagnetic survey over the lavafields near Þorbjörn volcano in Iceland. The study is part of project MAGIC – Multidisciplinary imaging and characterization of the magma/fluid reservoir beneath Svartsengi – in collaboration with GFZ Potsdam, ISOR and the University of Iceland. The photo shows our drone during a mission and the 74.4MWe Svartsengi power plant in the background. (click on picture to enlarge)

Read more – link to project website


Tenure for Dr. Xiang-Zhao Kong

09.08.2020

Dr. Xiang-Zhao Kong has achieved permanency status (tenure) in the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids (GEG) group of the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. He has done an outstanding job, which includes research and publications, student supervision, raising grants, and setting up the GREAT Visualization lab of the GEG Group.


New project: studying geothermal resources in Ethiopia

01.08.2020

New project MIRIGE in Ethiopia to study magmatic rifting and the formation of geothermal resources funded by ETH grant.

Read more – link to project website


Doctoral Examination Justin Ezekiel

28.07.2020

On Monday, July 27th, Justin Ezekiel has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Assessment and optimization of geological carbon storage and energy production from deep natural gas reservoirs”.



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Top Ranking for ETH Zurich in the QS World University Ranking

17.06.2020

ETH Zurich has demonstrated continuous improvement in the QS World University Ranking, from 12th place in 2015 to 6th place in last year’s 2020 ranking.

Read more – link to QS TopUniversities Webpage

Read more – link to ETH News webpage

Top 1 Ranking for ETH Zurich’s Earth Sciences in QS World University Rankings

17.06.2020

Earth and marine sciences at ETH Zurich was ranked the best in the world for the 5th time in a row.
Read more – link to QS TopUniversities Webpage

Read more – link to ETH News webpage


Doctoral Examination Jin Ma

29.03.2020

On Thursday, May 28th, Jin Ma has successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled: “Investigation of mineral reactivity in CO2-bearing solutions: An application to CCUS in geothermal reservoirs”.


Doctoral Examination Mahmoud Hefny

27.03.2020

On Thursday, March 26th, Mahmoud Hefny has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Rock physics and heterogeneities characterization controlling fluid flow in reservoir rocks”.


Doctoral Examination Philipp Schädle

25.03.2020

On Tuesday, March 24th, Philipp Schädle has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Flow and transport through fractured rock – numerical approaches to account for fracture heterogeneity”.


Up-to date news from the CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER at Johns Hopkins University (USA)

11.03.2020

Corona Virus map from John Hopkins University

For information on ETH’s rules and recommendations concerning the Coronavirus situation
read here


New photo gallery of geothermal exploration for green energy in Mongolia.

03.02.2020

The burning of coal for heating is a major cause of harmful air pollution and massive greenhouse gas emissions in Mongolia’s cities. This photo gallery provides authentic insights into the progress of introducing a scientific framework for geothermal exploration.
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Doctoral Examination Edoardo Rossi

08.01.2020

On Tuesday, January 7th, Edoardo Rossi has successfully passed the Doctoral Examination. Edoardo’s PhD thesis title: “Combined Thermo-Mechanical Drilling technology to enhance access to deep geo-resources”.


Doctoral Examination Anniina Kittilä

09.09.2019

On Monday, September 9th, Anniina Kittilä has successfully passed the Doctoral Examination. Anniina’s PhD thesis title: “Tracer-based characterization of stimulation enhanced pore volume and application of novel DNA nanotracers in fractured crystalline rock”.



Marthe Faber

Prix d’Excellence by the Enovo Foundation

01.12.2019

Marthe Faber has been awarded the ‘Prix d’Excelence’ by the Enovo Fondation and its partners, the Association da Vinci and l’ANEIL (National Association of Luxembourg Engineering Students). The prize is awarded to students with the best thesis grade in engineering. Marthe conducted the research for her MSc thesis ‘Usage Of Inter-Site Electromagnetic Transfer Functions In Exploration For Geothermal Resources’ at GEG in 2018.
read more – link to the Foundation de Luxembourg



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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.
Link to personal homepage of 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.
Link to Project’s page of SNF



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

14.03.2018

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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9th European Geothermal PhD Days

March 14-16, 2018

In 2018, the PhD students from the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids (GEG) Group at ETH Zurich will be hosting the 9th European Geothermal PhD Days. The EGPD 2018 event will take place on March, 14th-16th at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), Switzerland.



© 3sat nano – TV broadcast from Tuesday 9 May on 3sat nano

Safe geothermal energy

11.05.2017

Scientists are searching for safer drilling methods: geothermal energy can provide sustainable and clean energy right where we need it – however seismicity may be induced. Scientists at ETH Zurich investigate how to prevent these earthquakes.

Link to video



© Daniel Winkler, ETH Globe

The rock crackers

12.03.2017

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)
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New Course Geofluids

14.03.2017

This semester the new course ‘Geofluids’, offered by the GEG Group, within the Earth Science Masters Program counts 32 registered students.
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MOOSE workshop at ETH Zurich

March 19-22, 2018

We are pleased to announce a workshop on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE, http://mooseframework.org) to be given by the MOOSE development team at ETH Zurich and organized by the GEG Group, from March 19-22, 2018.

read more on MOOSE 2018 webpage



© Felix Wey

Inauguration of commemorative plaque for the Werner Siemens Foundation

12.09.2017

Werner Siemens Foundation visits the Geothermal Energy & Geofluids Group and has a guided tour at the GEG Laboratories.
read more on ETH Foundation webpage

read more on News of GEG webpage