PhD position at UMons and ULiège, Belgium

A PhD position on “Characterization of thermo-hydro-mechanical properties of longwall goaf for geothermal energy storage in abandoned coal mines” is open in collaboration between UMons and ULiège in Belgium.

This PhD project takes place in the field of minewater geothermal systems that aim storing heat in flooded abandoned mines. More specifically, longwall goafs will be investigated as potential geothermal reservoirs through their characterization from mechanical, hydraulic and thermal point of views.

The position has a duration of 4 years and the PhD is expected to start on 1st October 2024.
Application deadline (detailed resume + motivation letter + names and e-mail addresses of two referees who may be contacted by those in charge of evaluating applications): 15th August 2024.
Further enquiries on the vacancy and application must be directed to Prof. Pascal Goderniaux ( and Prof. Bertrand François (

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