News Archive

News Archive


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
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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



© ETH Zürich / Marco Carocari

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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© ETH Zurich / Alessandro Della Bella

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