13 PhD positions for future Geothermal Experts

ITN EASY GO is all about researching safe and efficient geothermal energy.

About EASY GOOur ESRs

 ITN EASYGO ‘Efficiency & Safety in Geothermal Operations’ creates 13 PhD positions within the IDEA League network.

As Maren Brehme explains, “We would like to bring the next generation of geothermal energy experts to the market with the best experience, skills and network, and we believe that this project does exactly that”.

About Geothermal energy

Geothermal energy will play a key role in the energy transition as part of mitigating climate change. But how to operate a geothermal system in the most efficient and safe manner? This is the most important and urgent question after a geothermal resource has been identified. EASYGO will answer that question from different perspectives, integrating geology, geophysics, geochemistry, advanced modelling and process engineering. All research is aligned with two key research questions:

  • How do we run geothermal systems efficiently?
  • How do we run geothermal systems safely?

Team effort

The project will enable 13 PhD students from all consortium partners to conduct state-of-the-art research into the full chain of geothermal operations, from production to power-plant engineering to injection.

The consortium will tackle key aspects related to efficiency and safety and develop novel monitoring concepts, perform real-time simulations, develop system components, assess novel concepts for operations and test operational parameters at the field scale.

Universities

Within the ITN EASYGO, funded by the European Commission, the IDEA League universities TU Delft (TUD), ETH Zurich (ETH), RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) and 10 industry partners are addressing this question from different perspectives, integrating geology, geophysics, geochemistry, advanced modeling and process engineering.

In this framework, EASYGO is looking forward to train tomorrow’s leading geothermal energy experts.

Innovative Training Network (ITN) within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956965

Led by Dr. Maren Brehme

Budget: 3.4Mio€
Start Date: 01.11.2020,
Duration:  48 months

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