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)

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
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

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 45
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8059

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 44 632 4710

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

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

Dr. Jan Niederau
started 1.1.2019
nijan@ethz.ch
Geothermal Pilot Study Aargau
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 4710

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

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Dr. 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 45
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8059

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

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

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Luise Dambly
started 1.03.2020
mdambly@ethz.ch
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

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

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

Research Assistants – Postgraduates

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Kevin P. Hau
started 1.08.2020
hauk@ethz.ch
IDEA LEAGUE
Master Student
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

Academic Guests

Xintong Wang
started 1.11.2019
xintwang@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Master/Bachelor Students

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Kevin P. Hau
started March 2020
hauk@ethz.ch
IDEA LEAGUE
Master Student
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

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Diya Sunil Kumbhat
Semester project since 2019
ETH Master Student
NW F 74
Clausiusstrasse 25
CH-8092 Zurich

Anna Van Brummen
started September 2018
ETH Master Student
 

Former GEG Members and former Visitors

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

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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
 

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Katharina Kuhn
Former ETH Bachelor Student 2020
 

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

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Selene Cremonesi
Former ETH Master Student
May 2019 – December 2019

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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
 

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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)
 


Former GEG Members and former Visitors

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

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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

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Katharina Kuhn
Former ETH Bachelor Student 2020

Prof. Dr. Shemin Ge
Professor
University of Colorado Boulder

Former visiting professor
15.08.2019 – 31.12.2019

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Selene Cremonesi
Former ETH Master Student
May 2019 – December 2019

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Marat Ravilov
two-component 5-spot MOOSE reservoir modeling for CPG
Former Assistant – Postgraduate
March 2019 – 30.11.2019

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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

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

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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

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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