Prof.dr. S. (Sebastian) Geiger

Prof.dr. S. (Sebastian) Geiger


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Geiger, FREng, FRSE, is the Professor of Sustainable Geoenergy and Energi Simulation Chair at the Department of Geoscience and Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Before joining the Delft University of Technology in 2022, he spent 16 years at Heriot-Watt University where he held the Energi Simulation Chair for Fractured and Geothermal Reservoirs, was the Director of the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering, and was Director of Research for the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure, and Society.

Sebastian received a PhD degree in Computational Geology from ETH Zurich in 2004 and worked at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher. He holds an MSc degree in Hydrogeology from Oregon State University (2000) and a Vordiplom (equivalent to BSc degree) in Geology and Mineralogy from the University of Freiburg, Germany (1997). He joined Heriot-Watt University in 2006 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and Full Professor in 2010.

In 2017 Sebastian received the Alfred Wegener Award from the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). In 2020 he was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland?s national academy of science and letters. In 2022 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK. He has published over 200 reviewed conference papers and peer-reviewed journals and edited one book. He graduated over 30 PhD students, supervised over 100 MSc project theses, and trained over 10 postdoctoral researchers.

Sebastian is a Deputy Editor for the journal Geoenergy and works closely with professional societies such as the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. He is also aninstructor for HOT Engineering, is a Board Member for the Scottish Energy Forum, and a scientific advisor to NAGRA (Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste). Together with DrHadi Hajibeygi, he created the Geoscience and Geoenergy YouTube Channel, which broadcasts webinars to an audience of over 3000 subscribers across the world.

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