Geoscience & Engineering
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 Earth system 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.
Discover our Stories of Science
17 May 2022
New Professor Sebastian Geiger at CEG
17 May 2022
Trapped between green goals and geopolitical reality [TU Delta Article]
Raw material shortages are putting the brakes on the energy transition. It is time for more (urban) mining in Europe and policy to get the circular economy off the ground.
16 May 2022
Can TU Delft still work with the oil industry?
Delft's climate mission no longer makes working with the oil industry a given. Prof. Dr. Giovanni Bertotti (Geoscience and Engineering (GSE)) works at the department with the most collaborations in the oil and gas industry. The shift from fossil to renewable energy is taking place slowly but irreversibly. What does that mean for collaborations?
What is bubbling underground?
Of the many renewable sources of energy currently being explored, it was geothermal energy that caught the imagination of Cas Verweij. Geothermal energy, which is produced by pumping up hot water from reservoirs far below the Earth’s crust, has many uses. One of which is heating homes. Cas is studying the CO2 bubbles in the sub-surface to see if the rocks are suitable for geothermal energy.