Winners of IGA Research Awards 2015

At the WGC in Melbourne the nominees of the IGA Best Paper Award and the IGA PhD Student Research Grant were announced.

The IGA is pleased to announce the winners of the research awards for 2015. We would like to congratulate the winners of this year and would like to encourage more nominations and applications for future years. We would like to thank colleagues who kindly offered the nominations and those who prepared recommendation letters for the PhD students.

IGA Best Paper Award 2015

The IGA Best Paper Award for 2015 goes to the following papers (with equal merits). 

1, An integrated “Reservoir-Plant” strategy for a sustainable and efficient use of geothermal resources, Energy, 2012
by: Alessandro Franco and Maurizio Vaccaro
Department of Energy and Systems Engineering (DESE), University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 2-56126 PISA, Italy

2, Strategic optimization of borehole heat exchanger field for seasonal geothermal heating and cooling, Applied Energy, 2014
by: Peter Bayer, ETH Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Sonneggstrasse 5, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland and Michael de Paly, Markus Beck, University of Tübingen, Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute for Computer Science (WSI), Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

3, Interpretation of ground surface changes prior to the 2010 large eruption of Merapi volcano using ALOS/PALSAR, ASTER TIR and gas emission data, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,2013
by: Asep Saepuloh (a,b), Minoru Urai(b), Nurnaning Aisyah (c), Sunarta(c), Christina Widiwijayanti(d), Subandriyo(c), Philippe Jousset (e)
where: a, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia, b, Geological Survey of Japan, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, c, Volcano Investigation and Technological Development Center (BPPTK), Indonesia, d, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, e, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Germany

IGA PhD Student Research Grant 2015

The successful grant applications for 2015 are the following two students:

Philipp Mielke, a PhD candidate from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His work is about thermo-physical properties of rocks as influenced by mineral alterations, with field work in New Zealand. He has asked for support in purchasing laboratory devices and consumables for his experiments. He is entitled for a grant of not more than 1500US dollars.

Mohsen Bazargan, a PhD student from Royal Holloway University of London, UK. He works on mechanical aspects of hydro-fracturing for Enhanced Geothermal Systems. He has asked for financial support to purchase license of commercial software for his numerical modeling study. He is entitled for a grant of not more than 3000US dollars.