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 1.1.2015
ballarin@ethz.ch
+41 44 632 3465
NO F 53
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich

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Nils Knornschild (Politechniker)
started 1.12.2015
knnils@ethz.ch
+41 44 633 8951
NW B 86
Clausiusstrasse 25
CH-8092 Zurich

Senior Researchers (Oberassistenten)

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Dr. Anozie Ebigbo
started 1.8.2016
ebigboa@ethz.ch
Subsurface multiphase flow and transport
NO F 57
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 0813

Dr. Xiang-Zhao Kong
started 1.1.2015
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 1.9.2015
allanmo@ethz.ch
Numerical methods for geochemical and reactive transport modeling
NO F 57
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 44 633 2521

Dr. Xiaodong Ma
started 1.1.2018
xiama@ethz.ch
Senior Research Assistant with the SCCER-SoE, associated with the GEG Group
NO F 27
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8175

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Dr. Friedemann Samrock
started 1.3.2015
fsamrock@ethz.ch
Geothermal Exploration, Magnetotellurics
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 6818

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Dr. Daniel Vogler
started 1.9.2016
davogler@ethz.ch
Spallation Drilling,
Hydraulic Fracturing
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Postdocs

Dr. Benjamin Adams
started 1.1.2018
badams@ethz.ch
carbon-sequestration,
geothermal energy production
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8903

Dr. Daniel Birdsell
started 16.11.2018
danielbi@ethz.ch
ERC Geothermica Heatstore
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Dr. Svetlana Kyas
started 1.12.2018
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

Jan Niederau
started 1.1.2019
nijan@ethz.ch
Geothermal Pilot Study Aargau
NO F 57
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 0813

Dr. Jonathan Ogland-Hand
starting 17.06.2019
johand@ethz.ch
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Dr. Shihuai Zhang
starting 23.04.2019
zhangshi@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Assistants – Postgraduates

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Marat Ravilov
started March 2019
ravilovm@ethz.ch
two-component 5-spot MOOSE reservoir modeling for CPG
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Visiting Professor

Prof. Dr. Shemin Ge
starting 15 August 2019
 

Doctoral Students

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Mehrdad Ahkami
started 1.11.2016
mahkami@ethz.ch
Fluid flow in porous media
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Batmagnai Erdenechimeg
started 1.12.2018
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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Justin Ezekiel
started 1.9.2016
cezekiel@ethz.ch
CCUS and combined EGR-CPG systems
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Mahmoud Hefny
started 1.9.2018
mhefny@ethz.ch
NO E 17
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich

Powei Huang
started 1.8.2018
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 1.2.2018
jhoda@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Anniina Kittilä
started 1.5.2015
kanniina@ethz.ch
Groundwater flow in fracture-dominated media
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Marina Lima
started 1.10.2017
marina.lima@erdw.ethz.ch
Reactive transport in fracture-dominated porous media
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Jin Ma
started 1.6.2016
majin@ethz.ch
Reactive transport in natural porous media

NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Mohamed Ezzat Mostafa
started 1.10.2018
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 1.9.2018
inaets@erdw.ethz.ch
Fluid and solute transport in fractures and PIV-LIF
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

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Edoardo Rossi
started 10.10.2016
rossie@ethz.ch
Enhance deep geothermal energy exploitation
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2910

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Philipp Schädle
started 1.2.2016
philscha@ethz.ch
Reactive transport; fractured porous media, reservoir modeling
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Master Students

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Kai Broeker
started March 2019
Master Student – IDEA LEAGUE
 

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Selene Cremonesi
started May 2019
Master Student
 

Anna Van Brummen
started September 2018
ETH Master Student
 

Visiting Professor

Shemin Ge
starting Summer 2019
 

Academic Guests

No Academic Guests for the moment

Former GEG Members and former Visitors

Anwar Al Assadi
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2018 – 30.11.2018
 

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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

Ali Aminzadeh
Former Academic Guest
01.11.2017 – 31.05.2018
 

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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
 

Maria Cardenas Rivera
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.11.2018 – 30.11.2018
 

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

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

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Luise Dambly
Former Scientific Assitant – Postgraduate
01.10.2017 – 31.05.2018
MSc IDEA LEAGUE
Transversely isotropic rocks
 

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

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

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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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Faraz Habib
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.03.2017 – 31.08.2017
 

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

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

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

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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
 

Shiyi Li
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.09.2018 – 30.04.2019
 

Zhiqiang LI
Former Academic Guest
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019
 

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

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

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


Former GEG Members and former Visitors


Anwar Al Assadi
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2018 – 30.11.2018

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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

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

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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

Maria Cardenas Rivera
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.11.2018 – 30.11.2018

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

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

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Luise Dambly
Master of Science (MSc)
Former assistant – postgraduate
01.10.2017 – 31.05.2018

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

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

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

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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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Faraz Habib
Former assistant – postgraduate
15.03.2017 – 31.08.2017

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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

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

Former Academic Guest
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019

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

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

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