Daniilidis, A.

Alexandros Daniilidis is a Postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft working with Prof. David Bruhn and Hamid Nick. His research is focused on developing a field development strategy for direct use geothermal energy. 

He did his PhD at University of Groningen entitled “The conductive geothermal field as an energy and economic entity”. His doctoral work focused on two topics. The first was exploring, substantiating and quantifying the concept of harvesting the high heat flow through salt bodies. The second was a step-wise, incremental approach in outlining, assessing, characterizing and evaluating the development of the Groningen geothermal system. The analysis included multidisciplinary aspects of geology, geochemistry, reservoir simulation, uncertainty analysis and economics.

For his research M.Sc. in Energy and Environmental Science he performed lab experiments at Wetsus (European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology) and modelling at University of Groiningen on renewable electricity generation through reverse electrodialysis, utilizing different salinity gradients. For his M.Sc. in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning at University of Groningen he worked on the socio-spatiality, power relations and the right to the city using Athens, Greece as a case study. 


Daniilidis, A., Alpsoy, B., Herber, R., “Impact of technical and economic uncertainties on the economic performance of a deep geothermal heat system”, Renewable Energy 114 B, 805-816

Daniilidis, A., Scholten, T., Hoogheim, J., De Persis, C., Herber, R., “Geochemical implications of production and storage control by coupling a direct use geothermal system with heat networks”, Applied Energy 204, 254-270

Daniilidis, A., Herber, R., 2017, “Salt intrusions providing a new geothermal exploration target for higher energy recovery at shallower depths”, Energy 118, 658-670.

Daniilidis, A., Doddema, L. and Herber, R., 2016. "Risk Assessment of the Groningen Geothermal Potential: From Seismic to Reservoir Uncertainty using a Discrete Parameter Analysis." Geothermics 64, 271-288.

Daniilidis, A., Herber, R., and Vermaas, D.A., 2014. "Upscale potential and financial feasibility of a reverse electrodialysis power plant." Applied Energy 119, 257-265.

Daniilidis, A., Vermaas D.A., Herber, R. and Nijmeijer, K., 2014. "Experimentally obtainable energy from mixing river water, seawater or brines with reverse electrodialysis." Renewable Energy 64, 123-131.

Alexandros Daniilidis

Postdoctoral researcher