Technische Universität Darmstadt

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5 Karolinenplatz, Darmstadt, 64287 Germany


The activities of the Department of Geothermal Science and Technology at the Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) focus on both scientific and engineering questions. Applied Geothermal Science connects the basic research with the requirements of practical industry applications. Applied Geothermal Science is in interdisciplinary exchange with other applied geological subjects like Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology. Along with other technically oriented departments like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture it is an important part of the research profile of the Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt. Beside the education of students, the Department of Geothermal Science and Technology conducts basic research projects and is involved in the expert and scientific assessment or consulting of shallow and deep geothermal projects. Our research focuses on: Coupled numerical modeling of heat transport | Simulation and measurements under reservoir conditions | Reservoir characterization by determination of geothermal rock parameters | Geothermal reservoirs and potentials (hydrothermal and petrothermal systems) | Measurement instrumentation in the field of geothermal energy | Energy for heating, cooling and thermal storage purposes | Integration of geothermal systems into networks of other (renewable) energy systems | Development of planning and completion parameters and methods for geothermal projects.

Thematic priorities:

  • Low carbon