Welcome to the Geothermal Technologies research group at Technical University Munich

Deep geothermal energy (>400 m) has an enormous potential to contribute to the World’s energy transition - both in electricity generation and district heating. Drilling into depths of up to 6 km below ground level is necessary to reach the respective temperatures. Understanding the structure and physical properties of the subsurface is therefore key to successfully and safely unlock the potential of deep geothermal energy. Thereby, the Geothermal Technologies research group focuses in particular on:

  • Analyses and prediction of pressures and stresses acting in the subsurface 
  • Impact of pressure and stresses on wellbore stability to improve drilling technologies and well planning
  • Mechanical integrity/stability of the subsurface for safe production
  • Evolution and productivity of fractured reservoirs 
  • Influence of pressures and stresses on regional fluid flow and temperature patterns on geological time scales


Topics for Master and Bachalor theses in 2021 available!

For more information, please download the PDF-flyers for Master thesis topics or Bachelor thesis topics

Presentation of topics for Master and Bachelor theses in 2021

MSc and BSc thesis topics

Presentation Master thesis topics

Date: July 8th 2020

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 h


Presentation Bachelor thesis topics

Date: July 8th 2020

Time: 11:00 to 12:00 h


2nd Autumn School of the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria "Focus on Applied Methods in Deep Geothermal Energy"

The international Autumn School addresses PhD students and researchers in the fields of geo- and engineering sciences with a strong interest in geothermal energy and will take place as a webinar from October 5-6. It is organized by the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria (GAB) in close collaboration with the University of Strasbourg and will particularly focus on "Applied Methods"

The Geothermal Technologies research group is contributing with a workshop about "Geomechanics & Drilling Risks" on Monday 5th 13:20-14:50 h.

Join the third EAGE Workshop on Pore Pressure Prediction!

For more information, download the event flyer or visit the event website.