Geoscience & Engineering

Our vision 

It is our strong conviction that our research should contribute to:

Responsible Use of the Geosphere considering the Impact on System Earth and Society.

We define the geosphere to be that portion of system Earth that includes Earth's interior, rocks, minerals and soils, landforms and the processes that shape the Earth's surface. Responsible use includes the activities related to exploration, exploitation and mitigation of natural and man-induced geo-hazards.


How to study fluid flow in rocks? 

Breaking Rocks

Why fieldwork?

Will we have dry feet in future?

Follow the online MOOC Geoscience: the Earth and its Resources

Summoning heat from below


11 juni 2020

Hulp uit onverwachte hoek: datatechnieken uit de geowetenschappen kunnen helpen corona beter te voorspellen

Een internationale groep onderzoekers, van onder meer de TU Delft, verwacht dat met data assimilatie, een datatechniek uit de geowetenschappen, beter is te voorspellen hoe corona zich verspreidt en wat het effect van bepaalde maatregelen is. Deze wetenschappers denken dat data-assimilatie voor de epidemiologen van het RIVM interessant kan zijn. De onderzoekers hebben een paper over dit onderwerp ingediend bij het wetenschappelijke tijdschrift Foundations of Data Science.

02 juni 2020

Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations

A fund of 3.4M€ has been awarded by the European Commission to a project on geothermal energy, that will be led by researcher Maren Brehme (TU Delft). The project entitled ‘EASYGO: Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations‘ is one of the Innovative Training Networks meant for extraordinary global research as well as excellent training opportunities for PhD candidates to reach doctorate level.

07 mei 2020

European Heritage award for Scanning for Syria project

The research project Scanning for Syria (SfS), in which geo-engineer Dominique Ngan-TIllard (GSE) is heavily involved, has been awarded a European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award in the category Research. The project focused on the use of 3D scanning and printing technology to make high quality reproductions of 12th century BC clay tablets with cuneiform writing.