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 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. Mahmoud Hefny
started 01.09.2018
mhefny@ethz.ch
NO E 17
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich

Dr. Svetlana Kyas
started 01.12.2018
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

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Dr. Pierre Léard
started 01.12.2020
pleard@ethz.ch
NO F 45
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 8059

Dr. Jan Niederau
started 01.01.2019
nijan@ethz.ch
Geothermal Pilot Study Aargau
NO F 61
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 4710

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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

Master/Bachelor Students

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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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Selina Metzger
started September 2020
ETH Master Student (Ingenieurgeologie)

Madeleine Müller
started MSc 2019
ETH Master Student

Qinghua Wang
started 2021
IDEA League 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

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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

Hoda Javanmard
started 01.02.2018
jhoda@ethz.ch
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 633 4041

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Anna Kottsova
started 01.05.2021 TU Delft (main affil.)
starting 01.01.2022 GEG ETH Zurich (planned)

EASYGO PhD student

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.)
starting 01.11.2021 GEG ETH Zurich

EASYGO PhD student

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

Isamu Naets
started 01.09.2018
inaets@ethz.ch
Fluid and solute transport in fractures and PIV-LIF
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.)
nrangel@ethz.ch
EASYGO PhD student
NO F 51.1
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 2558

ryan_santoso
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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Lily Suherlina
starting 01.01.2022
ETH PhD student

Master/Bachelor Students

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Adam Malek
started September 2020
ETH Master Student
Power and Cost of Closed-loop Advanced Geothermal Systems (AGS)

selina_metzger
Selina Metzger
started September 2020
ETH Master Student (Ingenieurgeologie)

Madeleine Müller
started MSc 2019
ETH Master Student

Qinghua Wang
started 2021
IDEA League 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 Birdsall
Former PostDoc
16.11.2018 – 31.05.2021

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
 


Former GEG Members and former Visitors (includes affiliated)

Ordered chronologically

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
 

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Katharina Kuhn
Former ETH Bachelor Student 2020
 

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

selene_cremonesi
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
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


Former GEG Members and former Visitors (includes affiliated)

Ordered chronologically

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

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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

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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

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

alex_hobe_70x70
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

raphael_picture_70x70
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