Sohrabi, Reza

Research Interests

Earth, Energy & Engineering Sciences

  • Computational Geofluid Dynamics
  • Computational Hydrothermal and Geothermal Mechanics
  • Earthquake Hydrogeology
  • Earth Physics (Continuum Mechanics)
  • Energy’s Geothermal Technologies
  • Geo-Engineering
  • Heat Storage (Underground Thermal Energy Storage - UTES)
  • Induced or Triggered Earthquakes

I have a deep interest in hydrothermal systems of the Earth’s crust and their exploitation in geothermal projects. I investigate by developing physics-based computational models using High-Performance Computing (HPC) to identify the main processes governing earthquake hydrogeology, groundwater systems, induced or triggered earthquakes, geothermal resources, heat storage (UTES) and geo-engineering processes. I also work with others on seismotectonics, geodynamics and geological hazards. Furthermore, I am responsible for the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Deep Geothermal Systems (DEEGEOSYS).

If you are interested in learning more about some of the methods I develop, in a Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc. thesis, drop me an e-mail!


2015 - 2018: Ph.D. in Computational Hydro-Thermo-Geo Mechanics
Laboratory of Geothermics and Geodynamics, CHYN, UniNe, Switzerland
Swiss Geocomputing Centre, Unil, Switzerland
​Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, UiO, Norway

2005 - 2007: M.Sc. in Hydrogeology and Geothermics
Centre for Hydrogeology (CHYN), UniNe, Switzerland
Centre for Geothermal Research (CREGE), UniNe, Switzerland

2002 - 2005: B.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics
Institute of Earth Sciences (BeNeFri), UniNe, Switzerland

Positions Held

2022 - Present: Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN), UniNe

2018 - 2022: Postdoctoral Fellow (GEOTHERMICA Grant)
Laboratory of Geothermics and Reservoir Geomechanics, CHYN, UniNe

2015 - 2018: Ph.D. Fellow (SNSF Grant)
2015 - 2018: Teaching assistant (M.Sc. and B.Sc. level)
Laboratory of Geothermics and Geodynamics, CHYN, UniNe

2014 - 2015: ​Research Scientist (Earthquakes, Geophysics and Geothermics)
Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN), UniNe​

2008 - 2014: Project Engineer (Groundwater Protection and Waste Disposal)
AF-Consult Switzerland Ltd (formerly COLENCO Ltd), Baden, Switzerland

Selected Publications


 Sohrabi Reza

Office: E202
Phone: +41 (0) 32 718 26 77



Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
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