Creation of the Energi Simulation supported Research Group at ETH Zurich

Creation of the Energi Simulation supported Research Group at ETH Zurich

CALGARY, May 18, 2022

Photo courtesy of TU Delft/Frank Auperlé

Energi Simulation and ETH Zurich are pleased to announce the formation of a new group, in the Department of Earth Sciences, to conduct research into the safe, effective and efficient exploration and operation of geothermal energy systems. Dr Maren Brehme, a Senior Researcher in the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids ( group at ETH Zurich, has been appointed the leader of the group in a program that entails field work, laboratory work and simulation to help identify and unlock the potential of geothermal energy around the world. Before coming to ETH Zurich, Dr Brehme worked as an Assistant Professor at TU Delft and a Research Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

With a vision to create a sustainable energy future, Energi Simulation, a not-for-profit, will contribute $540,000 Canadian dollars (414,000 CHF) via ETH Foundation, spread over a three-year term, to support Dr Brehme’s research program.

Joël Mesot, President of ETH Zurich, said of the financial support from Energi Simulation: “This generous funding supports the urgent search for solutions for a more sustainable energy future. We are always very glad to undertake strong partnerships to drive forward the key strategic topic of energy at ETH.”

Duke Anderson, President of Energi Simulation, commented on this new partnership: “We welcome Dr Brehme into the Energi Simulation family! Our unique global network is composed of researchers in energy resource modelling and focuses on industry collaboration and technology transfer. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with ETH Zurich!”


About Energi Simulation

Founded in 1978, Energi Simulation promotes and financially supports research and graduate students through research grants at universities. Our mandate is to invest in leading edge research and innovation in energy resource modelling.

Energi Simulation partners with universities, governments, and industry sponsors to drive unique multi-year support of student education and world leading researchers at universities, in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific region.

Energi Simulation is a not-for-profit company registered in the province of Alberta, Canada.


About ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge. At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Some 540 professors teach around 22,200 students – including nearly 4,200 doctoral students – from over 120 countries. Their collective research embraces many disciplines: natural sciences and engineering sciences, architecture, mathematics, system-oriented natural sciences, as well as management and social sciences. The results and innovations produced by ETH researchers are channelled into some of Switzerland’s most high-tech sectors: from computer science through to micro- and nanotechnology and cutting-edge medicine. Every year ETH registers around 100 patents and 150 inventions on average. Since 1996, the university has produced a total of 437 commercial spin-offs. ETH also has an excellent reputation in scientific circles: 21 Nobel laureates have studied, taught or researched here, and in international league tables ETH Zurich regularly ranks as one of the world’s top universities.