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

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 2751

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 Matculevich
started 1.12.2018
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
starting 1.1.2019
Geothermal Pilot Study Aargau

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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

Assistants – Postgraduates

Anwar Al Assadi
started 1.10.2018
anwara@ethz.ch
NO F 55
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Maria Cardenas Rivera
started 1.10.2018
maricard@ethz.ch
NO F 55
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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 1.09.2018
delortj@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Shiyi Li
started 1.09.2018
shiyi.li@gess.ethz.ch
NO F 55
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Visiting Professor

Shemin Ge
starting Summer 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

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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
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

Batmagnai Erdenechimeg
started 1.12.2018
Geothermal exploration and energy utilization in Mongolia. (SNF R4D)
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Visiting Professor

Shemin Ge
starting Summer 2019

Academic Guests

Guodong Cui
started 1.11.2017
cuig@ethz.ch
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NO F 55
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

Zhiqiang LI
started September 2018
zhiqiang.li@sccer-soe.ethz.ch
NO F 27
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Alex Hobé
Assistant – postgraduate
Multiphysics modeling of geothermal reservoirs

Former GEG Members and former Visitors

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Raphael Allstadt
Former assistant – postgraduate
raphaeal@ethz.ch
Master of Science (MSc)
Numerical modelling of two-phase flow in porous media

Ali Aminzadeh
Former Academic Guest

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Luise Dambly
Former Scientific Assitant – Postgraduate
MSc Idea League
Transversely isotropic rocks

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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey M. Bielicki
Former visiting professor
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
Master of Science (MSc)

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

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Faraz Habib
Former assistant – postgraduate

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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
ngarapat@mail.wvu.edu

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Niko Laaksonlaita
Former MSc student Idea League
MSc Idea League

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Dandan Li
Former MSc student Idea League
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
MSc Idea League

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

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Anna van Brummen
Former MSc student Idea League
MSc Idea League 2017/2018


Former GEG Members and former Visitors

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Raphael Allstadt
raphaeal@ethz.ch
Master of Science (MSc)
Numerical modelling of two-phase flow in porous media
Former assistant – postgraduate

Ali Aminzadeh
Master of Science (MSc)
Former Academic Guest

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

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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

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

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

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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

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Faraz Habib
Former assistant – postgraduate

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Niko Laaksonlaita
MSc Idea League
Former MSc student Idea League

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Dandan Li
MSc Idea League
Former MSc student Idea League

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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

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

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Anna van Brummen
MSc Idea League
Former MSc student Idea League 2017/2018