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Geoenergy launches a new thematic collection

The sustainable future of geoenergy in the hands of early career researchers

Geoenergy is inviting contributions to a thematic collection showcasing the breadth of innovative research in the field of geoenergy by emerging leaders in the field.


In the race to realise the transition to a sustainable energy future, early career scientists are paving the way. By repurposing existing methodologies for novel applications and developing entirely new techniques, research led by early career scientists is driving change. Our hope is that this will offer an independent voice to early career researchers, stimulate and foster a network of these scientists, and further encourage multi-disciplinary research in the diverse field of geoenergy.

The collection is offering opportunities for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, academic tenure track researchers (assistant professors, or equivalent occupying the position for less than eight years), and early career scientists in the industry sector (less than 10 years of experience), to submit novel research papers in the broad field of sustainable geoenergy. The thematic collection follows the scope of Geoenergy, hence we encourage submissions of geoscience articles with applications in geothermal energy, energy storage, hydrogen exploration, critical minerals and raw materials, CO2 sequestration, and sustainability.

Besides the targeted group of scientists, the uniqueness of the proposed collection lies in the promotion of the scientific independence of early career researchers and hence their willingness to develop out-of-the-box fundamental and applied ideas. To ensure the independence of early career researchers, the editors of this thematic collection suggest limiting the number of experienced co-authors to one professor and/or one associate professor (or equivalent).

We will give publication priority to original ideas developed by multi-disciplinary teams of early career researchers, which may also involve master’s or undergraduate students.


Expressions of interest to publish should be sent to the Geoenergy Editorial Office no later than 30 November 2024.

Please include the following information:

  • title,
  • list of authors,
  • abstract,
  • commitment to transform this intention of publishing into a paper.


Authors of accepted intentions will then be invited to submit a full manuscript within 6 months, which will enter a standard peer review process (note that invitations to submit do not guarantee acceptance after peer review). We expect the full thematic collection to be complete by the end of 2025.

Guest Editors

  • Pierre-Olivier Bruna (TU Delft, The Netherlands);
  • Sian Evans (University of Oslo, Norway);
  • Guofeng Song (TU Delft, The Netherlands).


Following publication, the guest editors are also motivated to organise a special workshop on this thematic collection, which would be preliminarily scheduled for 2026.

For any queries please contact the Geoenergy Editorial Office.


Image credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay




Siddharth Misra


Prof Dr Siddharth Misra’s research focuses on improving subsurface characterization and prospect evaluation for the exploration of hydrocarbons, minerals and water resources.

His major contribution is in the theory of electromagnetic responses of geological formations to various charge polarization phenomena. The theory has enabled him to introduce a multi-frequency electromagnetic log-inversion technique to remove dielectric effects for improved estimation of hydrocarbon pore volume.


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