Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2018 awarded to Antoine Jacquey

Last week Antoine Jacquey  a postdoc researcher at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) was awarded the Helmholtz Doctoral Award 2018 in the Research Field Energy for making a major contribution to numerically describing the physical conditions in deep geothermal reservoirs in his doctoral thesis. Antoine developed novel tools that take into account both the geological heterogeneities in the subsurface and the physical processes taking place there in three dimensions. 

The Helmholtz Doctoral Prize has been awarded annually since 2013 in the six research areas Energy, Earth & Environment, Health, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Matter, and Key Technologies. Jacquey is the first GFZ researcher to receive it. Born in Castres (France), he studied physics, chemistry and mathematics in Montpellier before obtaining his Master of Science degree in energy and process engineering from the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne. As part of his studies, he completed an internship at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, spent a year as an Erasmus exchange student at the Technical University of Berlin and wrote his master's thesis at the Institute of Energy Technology in Kjeller (Norway). In 2014 he began his doctoral studies at the GFZ Potsdam in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen and graduated with distinction in 2017.

Huge congratulations to Antoine for this great achievement from the whole ESM team!