Saeid, S.


  • 2018-Now: Postdoctoral researcher, geothermal engineering, TU Delft
  • 2017-2018: Part time researcher, computational mechanic, TU Delft
  • 2017-2018: Technical director, Meds2Go
  • 2012-2017: Reservoir engineer, SGS Horizon
  • 2007-2012: PhD student, GeoEngineering, TU Delft
  • 2004-2007: Mining engineer, ParOlang Co, Iran

Research topics

  • Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) modeling of a geothermal reservoir
  • Optimization of a business case in a EGS system
  • Modeling of heterogeneous, anisotropic faulted geothermal reservoir.
  • Comingled production from two highly heterogeneous reservoirs.
  • Utilisation of composite casing materials in geothermal heat production to eliminate corrosion and decrease OPEX.
  • Influence of physical and operational reservoir parameters on the well placement strategies.
  • Effects of thermal interference of neighbouring geothermal licenses on their long term efficiency.
  • Development of a new grout material for Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems to increase Exergy and COP.
  • Extracting heat using mono-well heat pumps.
  • Teaching Geothermal Energy and Application course for master students.
    • Fluid flow and heat transfer
    • Reservoir simulation
    • Geothermal reservoir characteristics
  • Supervising Master students
  • Writing proposals for national grants
  • Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Bruhn, D. (2019), “ A Predictive Model For Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Systems” , Proceeding WGC2019, Den Haag
  • Wang, Y., Khait, M., Voskov, D., Saeid, S. and Bruhn, D., (2019),” Benchmark test and sensitivity analysis for Geothermal Applications in the Netherlands”, 44th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford.
  • Arzanfudi, M. M., Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., & Sluys, L. J. (2016). Multidomain-staggered coupling technique for Darcy–Navier Stokes multiphase flow: An application to CO2 geosequestration. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 121, 52-63.
  • Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Nick, H.M., Hicks, M.A. “A prototype design model for deep low-enthalpy hydrothermal systems." Renewable Energy 77, 2015: 408-422. ISSN 0960-1481.
  • Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Nick, H.M., Barends, F.B.J. "Experimental–numerical study of heat flow in deep low-enthalpy geothermal conditions." Renewable Energy 62, 2014: 716-730.
  • Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Barends, F.B.J.  "An efficient computational model for deep low-enthalpy geothermal systems.", Computers & Geosciences, 51, 2013: 400-409. ISSN 0098-3004.
  • Saeid, S., Barends, F.B.J. "Density and viscosity effects on thermal transport." EAGE, 1st Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference& Exhibition (SES). 2011.
  • Barends, F.B.J., Saeid, S. "Physical aspects of heat transport in porous media.” First International Conference on Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology, Delft, 2010.
  • Saeid, S., Barends, F.B.J. "An extension of Lauwerier’s Solution for heat flow in saturated porous media." COMSOL Conference Milan, 2009.

Sanaz Saeid

Postdoctoral researcher

Monday till Friday