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Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics
for sustainable infrastructure and earth resources
Our research combines an array of approaches, including laboratory/field experiments, computational modeling, and analytical solutions, to understand the mechanical and hydraulic behaviour of rocks and fractures under subsurface environments. We are interested in coupled thermal–hydrological–mechanical–chemical (THMC) processes in fractured rocks and clay formations with applications in the context of energy transition (subsurface nuclear waste disposal, geothermal energy extraction, hydrogen storage. etc).
For PhD Students
We welcome qualified PhD applicants who are interested in our research areas to join our group. Please contact us via email before Online application. Note that most positions are only open to UK home students. For international students, please mention your funding sources when emailing us.
NEW PhD Projects (start in 2024):
1. Hydrogen storage in underground rock/salt caverns
2. Characterization of geomaterials with CrystalCT
For Postdoc and Visiting Scholars
We are also keen on research collaborations (e.g., applications for research projects/grants, Marie Curie Fellowship, Newton Postdoc Fellowship, etc.) - please contact us if you are interested.
Update to 2024/01
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