People

GEG Group Members


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Chair

Prof. Dr. Martin O. Saar
saarm@ethz.ch
Geothermal Energy and Geofluids Research
NO F 51.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 3465

Admin, IT & Technical Staff

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Dominique Ballarin Dolfin
(admin, IT)
started 01.01.2015
ballarin@ethz.ch
+41 44 632 3465
NO F 53
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich

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Nils Knornschild (Polytechniker)
started 01.12.2015
knnils@ethz.ch
+41 44 633 8951
NW B 86
Clausiusstrasse 25
CH-8092 Zurich

Senior Researchers

Dr. Maren Brehme
started 01.08.2021
mbrehme@ethz.ch
NO F 57
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2521

Dr. Xiang-Zhao Kong
started 01.01.2015
xkong@ethz.ch
Flow and transport in subsurface
NO F 57
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 5586

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Dr. Allan Leal
started 01.09.2015
allan.leal@erdw.ethz.ch
Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation – Ambizione
NO F 57
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 44 633 2521

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Dr. Friedemann Samrock
started 01.03.2015
fsamrock@ethz.ch
Geothermal Exploration, Magnetotellurics
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8903

Postdocs

Paromita Deb
started 01.01.2022
pdeb@erdw.ethz.ch
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Dr. Mahmoud Hefny
started 01.09.2018
mhefny@ethz.ch
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Dr. Svetlana Kyas
started 01.12.2018
matcules@ethz.ch
Reaktoro as the Chemical Reaction Solver in Shell’s Reservoir Simulator
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Master Students

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Floris Bikle
started September 2019
ETH Master Student
Pore Size Correlation Length and its Impact on Two-Phase Flow Parameters
 
 
 

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Konrad Eppel
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Effect of porosity on reaction-induced fingering
 
 
 

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Katharina Kuhn
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Ingenieurgeologie
 

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Adam Malek
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Power and Cost of Closed-loop Advanced Geothermal Systems (AGS)
 
 
 

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Dominik Mangold
started September 2020
ETH Master Student Ingenieurgeologie
Fracture slip activation induced by fluid overpressurization
 
 
 

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Selina Metzger
started September 2020
ETH Master Student Ingenieurgeologie
 
 
 

Madeleine Müller
started MSc 2019
ETH Master Student
 
 
 

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Dario Schwendener
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Dynamics of two phase fluid flows in fractures (drainage/imbibition)
 
 
 

Ricardo Zamora
started MSc 2019
ETH Master Student
 
 
 

Doctoral Students

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Luise Dambly
started 01.03.2020
mdambly@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Batmagnai Erdenechimeg
started 01.12.2018
erdenecb@ethz.ch
Geothermal exploration and energy utilization in Mongolia. (SNF R4D)
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

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Kevin P. Hau
started 01.04.2021
hauk@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Powei Huang
started 01.08.2018
pohuang@ethz.ch
Precipitation/dissolution, reactive transport, scaling effects
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Hoda Javanmard
started 01.02.2018
jhoda@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Anna Kottsova
started 01.05.2021 TU Delft (main affil.)
starting 01.02.2022 GEG ETH Zurich (NEW main affil.)

EASYGO PhD student
 
 
 

Serhat Küçük
started 01.08.2021
s.kucuk@erdw.ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Tristan Merbecks
started 01.05.2021 Politecnico Milano (main affil.)
started 01.11.2021 GEG ETH Zurich

EASYGO PhD student
tmerbecks@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Mohamed Ezzat Mostafa
started 01.10.2018
m.ezzat@erdw.ethz.ch
Development of a new contact-less drilling method, Plasma-Pulse Geo Drilling (PPGD)
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Isamu Naets
started 01.09.2018
inaets@ethz.ch
Fluid and solute transport in fractures and PIV-LIF
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Nicolas Rangel Jurado
started 01.07.2021 GEG ETH Zurich (main affil.)
nrangel@ethz.ch
EASYGO PhD student
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

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Ryan Santoso
started 01.04.2021 RWTH Aachen (main affil.)
starting 01.01.2023 GEG ETH Zurich (planned)

EASYGO PhD student
 
 
 

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Lily Suherlina
started 01.01.2022
lsuherlina@ethz.ch
ETH PhD student
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Academic Guests

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Nanzhe Wang
started 10.11.2021
nawang@ethz.ch
Academic Guest
NO F 55
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich

Master Students

Floris Bikle
started September 2019
ETH Master Student
Pore Size Correlation Length and its Impact on Two-Phase Flow Parameters
 
 
 

Konrad Eppel
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Effect of porosity on reaction-induced fingering
 
 
 

katharina_kuhn
Katharina Kuhn
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Ingenieurgeologie
 

adam_malek
Adam Malek
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Power and Cost of Closed-loop Advanced Geothermal Systems (AGS)
 
 
 

dominik_mangold
Dominik Mangold
started September 2020
ETH Master Student Ingenieurgeologie
 
 
 

selina_metzger
Selina Metzger
started September 2020
ETH Master Student Ingenieurgeologie
 
 
 

Madeleine Müller
started MSc 2019
ETH Master Student
 
 
 

dario_schwendener
Dario Schwendener
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Dynamics of two phase fluid flows in fractures (drainage/imbibition)
 
 
 

Ricardo Zamora
started MSc 2019
ETH Master Student
 
 
 


People affiliated with the GEG Group

 

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Dr. Keith Evans
Former senior scientist
02.03.2015 – 31.05.2017
kevans@ethz.ch
Scaling of stress variations in deep crystalline rock

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Anozie Ebigbo
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.08.2016 – 31.05.2020
 

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Dr. Daniel Vogler
Spallation Drilling,
Hydraulic Fracturing

Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.09.2016 – 30.06.2021
 

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Dr. Xiaodong Ma>br>Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.01.2018 – 30.09.2019
 

Benjamin Adams
Dr. Benjamin Adams
Former PostDoc
1.1.2018 – 31.12.2020
carbon-sequestration,
geothermal energy production
 

Dr. Daniel Birdsall
FFormer PostDoc
16.11.2018 – 31.05.2021
 

Dr. Jan Niederau
Former PostDoc
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

Dr. Jonathan Ogland-Hand
Former PostDoc
17.06.2019 – 31.03.2021
 

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Dr. Philipp Schädle
Former PostDoc
1.2.2016 – 30.11.2020
Reactive transport; fractured porous media, reservoir modeling
 


Former GEG Members and former Visitors (includes affiliated)

Ordered chronologically

Dr. Jan Niederau
Former PostDoc
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021
Geothermal Pilot Study Aargau

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Dr. Edoardo Rossi
Former PostDoc
10.10.2016 – 31.12.2021
Enhance deep geothermal energy exploitation

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Dr. Pierre Léard
01.12.2020 – 30.11.2021
Former PostDoc
 

Qinghua Wang
started 2021
Former IDEA League Master Student
 

Dr. Shihuai Zhang
Former PostDoc
23.04.2019 – 31.08.2021
 

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Dr. Daniel Vogler
Spallation Drilling,
Hydraulic Fracturing

Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.09.2016 – 30.06.2021
 

Dr. Daniel Birdsall
Former PostDoc
16.11.2018 – 31.05.2021
 

Dr. Jan Niederau
Former PostDoc
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

Dr. Jonathan Ogland-Hand
Former PostDoc
17.06.2019 – 31.03.2021
 

Xintong Wang
Former Academic Guest
1.11.2019 – 31.03.2021
 

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Diya Sunil Kumbhat
Former MSc Student
Semester project since 2019
ETH Master Student
2019 – 2021
 

Anna Van Brummen
Former MSc Student
September 2018 – 2020
Link to Master Thesis
 

Benjamin Adams
Dr. Benjamin Adams
Former PostDoc
1.1.2018 – 31.12.2020
carbon-sequestration,
geothermal energy production
 

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Dr. Philipp Schädle
Former PostDoc
1.2.2016 – 30.11.2020
Reactive transport; fractured porous media, reservoir modeling
 

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Dr. Mehrdad Ahkami
Former PhD student
1.11.2016 – 31.10.2020
Fluid flow in porous media
 

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Dr. Justin Ezekiel
Former PhD Student
01.09.2016 – 31.10.2020
CCUS and combined EGR-CPG systems
 

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Dr. Marina Lima
Former PhD Student
01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020
Reactive transport in fracture-dominated porous media
 

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Dr. Jin Ma
Former PhD Student
01.06.2016 – 30.06.2020
 

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Anozie Ebigbo
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.08.2016 – 31.05.2020
 

Prof. Dr. Shemin Ge
Former visiting professor
15.08.2019-31.12.2019
 

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Former ETH Master Student
May 2019 – December 2019
Link to Master Thesis

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Marat Ravilov
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE
March 2019 – 30.11.2019
two-component 5-spot MOOSE reservoir modeling for CPG
Link to Master Thesis
 

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Dr. Xiaodong Ma
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.01.2018 – 30.09.2019
 

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Anniina Kittilä
Former PhD Student
1.5.2015-31.08.2019
Groundwater flow in fracture-dominated media
 

Xiaoqing Chen
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.10.2018 – 31.08.2019
Master of Science (MSc)
FSI simulations to compute hydro-mechanically coupled processes in rough fractures
 

Joan Delort
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019
Master of Science (MSc)
 

Zhiqiang LI
Former Academic Guest
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019
 

Shiyi Li
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.09.2018 – 30.04.2019
 

Kai Broeker
Master student – IDEA LEAGUE
March 2019
 

Anwar Al Assadi
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2018 – 30.11.2018
 

Maria Cardenas Rivera
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.11.2018 – 30.11.2018
 

Guodong Cui
Former Academic Guest
01.11.2017 – 09.11.2018
Ph.D. Student
 

Ali Aminzadeh
Former Academic Guest
01.11.2017 – 31.05.2018
 

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Alex Hobé
Former Assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2017 – 31.01.2018
Multiphysics modeling of geothermal reservoirs
 

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Niko Laaksonlaita
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
 

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Dandan Li
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
 

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Manos Pefkos
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE
MSc IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018
 

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Marthe Faber
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
 

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Susymar Rodriguez
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2017 – 31.12.2017
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
 

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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey M. Bielicki
Former visiting professor
15.06.2017 – 15.10.2017
bielicki.2@osu.edu
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Energy and environmental systems
renewable energy
 

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Faraz Habib
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.03.2017 – 31.08.2017
 

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Raphael Allstadt
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.09.2016 – 30.06.2017
Master of Science (MSc)
Numerical modelling of two-phase flow in porous media

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Dr. Keith Evans
Former senior scientist
02.03.2015 – 31.05.2017
kevans@ethz.ch
Scaling of stress variations in deep crystalline rock

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Dr. Nagasree Garapati
Former PostDoc
01.11.2015 – 30.04.2017
ngarapat@mail.wvu.edu

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Neeraj Shah
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.09.2016 – 31.03.2017
Master of Science (MSc)

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Claudia Deuber
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.09.2016 – 30.11.2016
Master of Science (MSc)
 


People affiliated with the GEG Group

 

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Dr. Keith Evans
kevans@ethz.ch
Scaling of stress variations in deep crystalline rock
Former senior scientist
02.03.2015 – 31.05.2017

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Dr. Anozie Ebigbo
Subsurface multiphase flow and transport
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.08.2016 – 31.05.2020

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Dr. Daniel Vogler
Spallation Drilling,
Hydraulic Fracturing
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.09.2016 – 30.06.2021

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Dr. Xiaodong Ma
NO F 27
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8175
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.01.2018 – 30.09.2019
Senior Research Assistant with the SCCER-SoE, associated with the GEG Group

Benjamin Adams
Dr. Benjamin Adams
carbon-sequestration,
geothermal energy production
Former PostDoc
1.1.2018 – 31.12.2020

Former PostDoc
16.11.2018 – 31.05.2021

Former PostDoc
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

Former PostDoc
17.06.2019 – 31.03.2021

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Dr. Philipp Schädle
Reactive transport; fractured porous media, reservoir modeling
Former PostDoc
1.2.2016 – 31.11.2020


Former GEG Members and former Visitors (includes affiliated)

Ordered chronologically

Dr. Jan Niederau
Geothermal Pilot Study Aargau
Former PostDoc
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

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Dr. Edoardo Rossi
Enhance deep geothermal energy exploitation
Former PostDoc
10.10.2016 – 31.12.2021

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Dr. Pierre Léard
Former PostDoc
01.12.2020 – 30.11.2021

Qinghua Wang
Former IDEA League Master Student
2021

Former PostDoc
23.04.2019 – 31.08.2021

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Dr. Daniel Vogler
Spallation Drilling,
Hydraulic Fracturing
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.09.2016 – 30.06.2021

Former PostDoc
16.11.2018 – 31.05.2021

Former PostDoc
17.06.2019 – 31.03.2021

Xintong Wang
Former Academic Guest
01.11.2019 – 31.03.2021

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Diya Sunil Kumbhat
Former MSc Student
2019 – 2021

Former MSc Student
September 2018 – 2020

Benjamin Adams
Dr. Benjamin Adams
carbon-sequestration,
geothermal energy production
Former PostDoc
1.1.2018 – 31.12.2020

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Dr. Philipp Schädle
Reactive transport; fractured porous media, reservoir modeling
Former PostDoc
1.2.2016 – 31.11.2020

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Dr. Mehrdad Ahkami
Fluid flow in porous media
Former PhD student
1.11.2016 – 31.10.2020

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Dr. Justin Ezekiel
CCUS and combined EGR-CPG systems
Former PhD Student
01.09.2016 – 31.10.2020

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Dr. Marina Lima
Reactive transport in fracture-dominated porous media
Former PhD Student
01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020

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Dr. Jin Ma
Reactive transport in natural porous media

Former PhD Student
01.06.2016 – 30.06.2020

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Dr. Anozie Ebigbo
Subsurface multiphase flow and transport
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.08.2016 – 31.05.2020

Prof. Dr. Shemin Ge
Professor
University of Colorado Boulder

Former visiting professor
15.08.2019 – 31.12.2019

selene_cremonesi
Former ETH Master Student
May 2019 – December 2019

marat_ravilov
Marat Ravilov
two-component 5-spot MOOSE reservoir modeling for CPG
Link to Master Thesis
Former Assistant – Postgraduate
March 2019 – 30.11.2019

xiaodong-ma
Former Senior Researcher (Oberassistent)
01.01.2018 – 30.09.2019

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Dr. Anniina Kittilä
Groundwater flow in fracture-dominated media
Former PhD Student
01.05.2015 – 31.08.2019

Xiaoqing Chen
Master of Science (MSc)
FSI simulations to compute hydro-mechanically coupled processes in rough fractures
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.10.2018 – 31.08.2019

Joan Delort
Master of Science (MSc)
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019

Former Academic Guest
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019

Shiyi Li
Master of Science (MSc)
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.09.2018 – 30.04.2019

Kai Broeker
Former MSc Student IDEA LEAGUE
March 2019

Anwar Al Assadi
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2018 – 30.11.2018

Maria Cardenas Rivera
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.11.2018 – 30.11.2018

Guodong Cui
Ph.D. Student
Former Academic Guest
01.11.2017 – 09.11.2018

Ali Aminzadeh
Master of Science (MSc)
Former Academic Guest
01.11.2017 – 31.05.2018

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Alex Hobé
Multiphysics modeling of geothermal reservoirs
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2017 – 31.01.2018

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Niko Laaksonlaita
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018

dandan_li
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018

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Manos Pefkos
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018

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Marthe Faber
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
Former MSc student IDEA LEAGUE 2017/2018

louisa_rodriguez
Susymar Rodriguez
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2017 – 31.12.2017

jeffrey_bielicki
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey M. Bielicki
bielicki.2@osu.edu
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Energy and environmental systems
renewable energy
Former visiting professor
15.06.2017 – 15.10.2017

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Faraz Habib
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.03.2017 – 31.08.2017

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Raphael Allstadt
Master of Science (MSc)
Numerical modelling of two-phase flow in porous media
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.09.2016 – 30.06.2017

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Dr. Keith Evans
kevans@ethz.ch
Scaling of stress variations in deep crystalline rock
Former senior scientist
02.03.2015 – 31.05.2017

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Dr. Nagasree Garapati
ngarapat@mail.wvu.edu
Research Assistant Professor
West Virginia University

Former PostDoc
01.11.2015 – 30.04.2017

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Neeraj Shah
Master of Science (MSc)
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.09.2016 – 31.03.2017

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Claudia Deuber
Master of Science (MSc)
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.09.2016 – 30.11.2016