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

Project Managers

(Adriaan) Jasper de Reus
started 13.06.2022
adereus@ethz.ch
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

Dr. Andreas Reinicke
starting 01.09.2022
areinick@ethz.ch
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 2751

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

Dr. Paromita Deb
started 01.01.2022
pdeb@erdw.ethz.ch
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 6818

Dr. Mahmoud Hefny
started 01.09.2018
mhefny@ethz.ch
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
 
 
 

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

Esteban Gomez
Main affil. RWTH Aachen
started ETH Zurich 01.09.2022 till 30.11.2022

EASYGO PhD student
e.gomez@geol.rwth-aachen.de
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

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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

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

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

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
from 01.02.2023 Politecnico Milano

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

Nicolas Rangel Jurado
started 01.07.2021 GEG ETH Zurich (main affil.)
from 15.09.2022 RWT Aachen

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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Dario Schwendener
started 01.11.2022
dariosc@ethz.ch
Dynamics of two phase fluid flows in fractures (drainage/imbibition)
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

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

Academic Guests

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Ábel Markó
November-December 2022
amarko@ethz.ch
Academic Guest
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
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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
 
 
 

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 Birdsell
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
 

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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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Isamu Naets.
Former PhD Student
1.9.2018 – 31.10.2022
 


Former GEG Members and former Visitors (includes affiliated)

Ordered chronologically

Isamu Naets
Former PhD Student
1.9.2018 – 31.10.2022
 

Dr. Svetlana Kyas
Former PostDoc
01.12.2018 – 31.08.2022
Reaktoro as the Chemical Reaction Solver in Shell’s Reservoir Simulator
 

Dr. Hoda Javanmard
Former PhD Student
01.02.2018 – 30.04.2022
 

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. 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

isamu_naets
Former PhD Student
1.9.2018 – 31.10.2022


Former GEG Members and former Visitors (includes affiliated)

Ordered chronologically

Former PhD Student
1.9.2018 – 31.10.2022

Dr. Svetlana Kyas
Reaktoro as the Chemical Reaction Solver in Shell’s Reservoir Simulator
Former Postdoc
01.12.2018 – 31.08.2022

Former PhD Student
01.02.2018 – 30.04.2022

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

marina lima
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