Joseph Doetsch

Biographical Summary

Joseph Doetsch joined the SCCER-SoE team in June 2014 as a Senior Geophysical Research Scientist. Previously, he worked at Aarhus University, Denmark, on geoelectrical monitoring of permafrost and CO2 migration in shallow aquifers. From 2011 to 2013, Joseph worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL), Berkeley, USA, on inverse techniques to combine different geophysical and hydrological data for monitoring of deep CO2 injections. Joseph received his PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, for work on joint and constrained inversion for improved aquifer characterization. He studied physics and geophysics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Diploma/MSc), Uppsala University, Sweden (MSc) and Heidelberg University, Germany (2 years of undergraduate studies).


SCCER-SoE responsibilities

Joseph Doetsch is part of the Geo-energy team, working on the exploration, assessment and characterization of potential reservoirs for Deep Geothermal Energy. His main research interests lie in the geophysical characterization and monitoring of potential geothermal reservoirs before, during and after geothermal stimulation. Joseph works on joint inversion of different geophysical data to improve the subsurface resolution and to increase the reliability of rock property estimates. He is aiming at directly linking the geophysical data and inversions with the thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling of geothermal reservoirs.