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 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
email address published at a later stage
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

Xiaoqing Chen
started 15.10.2018
xiaoqche@student.ethz.ch
FSI simulations to compute hydro-mechanically coupled processes in rough fractures
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Joan Delort
started 1.9.2018
delortj@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Shiyi Li
started 1.9.2018
shiyi.li@gess.ethz.ch
NO F 55
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Visiting Professor

Prof. Dr. Shemin Ge
starting 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 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 4710

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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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Marat Ravilov
started March 2019
Master Student – IDEA LEAGUE
 

Anna Van Brummen
started September 2018
ETH Master Student
 

Visiting Professor

Shemin Ge
starting Summer 2019
 

Academic Guests

Zhiqiang LI
started September 2018
zhiqiang.li@sccer-soe.ethz.ch
NO F 67
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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
 

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
 

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

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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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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
 

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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

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

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

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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

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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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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