Gunnar Jansen

Biographical Summary

I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchâtel. I received a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Bonn, Germany in 2012, and a M.Sc. in Physics of the Earth & Atmosphere with focus on Geophysics also from the University of Bonn in The main focus of my research is the modeling the coupled processes involved in geothermal reservoirs. Further research topics include the numerical methods for complex systems, plasticity and damage mechanics and the earthquake cycle.

SCCER-SOE Responsibilities

My research is set within the project “Modeling permeability and stimulation for deep heat mining” of the Swiss National Science Foundation. I develop numerical tools based on continuum mechanics for the 3D modelling of fully coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes with the adaptive finite element method for parallel computing. This has many potential applications but the focus on deep geothermal systems will help to better understand the permeability evolution and induced seismicity during reservoir stimulation.