Juerg M. Matter

I have several research interests in the intersection between geology, climate change and energy. I am especially interested in geologic carbon sequestration and how fluid-gas-rock reactions can lead to secure and permanent sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide., Currently, I am working in three overlapping areas:

  • CO2-water-rock interactions and reactive flow in deep aquifers
  • Fluid flow and solute transport in saturated media
  • Subsurface fluid injection and geomechanical stability of reservoir rocks

Some of my projects include:

  • Secure and long-term sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide in calcium-magnesium silicate rocks
  • Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership
  • Mineral carbon dioxide sequestration into basalt - CarbFix Project, Iceland
  • Natural carbon sequestration in ophiolite peridotites - Rates and mechanism of serpentinization and carbonation
  • Permanent carbon dioxide sequestration in ocean sediments: flow-through reactor studies

Fields of Interest

Carbon Sequestration, Hydrogeophysics, Flow and Transport in Saturated Media


  • Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 2001
  • Diploma in Earth Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1997