The Faculty Civil Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences houses the Department of Geotechnology, which seeks efficient control and use of the earth crust resources and permanent preservation of the geological infrastructure. It has a new sophisticated laboratory where under geological in-situ conditions processes can be observed and measured. The department has a leading role in European Geotechnological Research, especially on (geo-) engineering of reservoirs, injection of CO2 and the development of geothermal energy.
Lately it is involved in the Delft Geothermal Project, the second recent national geothermal drilling project, where in the first stage a co-generation power plant is supported and in a second phase various methods of CO2/flue gas will be captured and co-injected. Relevant fields of expertise are: reservoir engineering, corrosion.