PhD Studentship: Next-Generation Fracture Modelling 

Supervisors: Dr Adriana Paluszny

Contribute to understanding the effect of the small scale on the mechanical and flow properties of growing fractures. The objective of this project is to develop methods to computationally model the effect of multi-scale heterogeneities on rock fracturing processes. Specifically, the student will contribute to the development of an existing advanced simulator, written in C++, and develop methods for high- and low- level optimization of rock fracture growth numerical simulation methods, ranging from algorithmic re-design using isogeometric methods and machine learning strategies, to physical analysis of fracture interaction effects on permeability and growth. For further details and how to apply, please see the Info Sheet - Next-Generation Fracture Modelling

Applications from women and underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Closing date 30 June 2019.

Dynamic semi-structured meshes for fast numerical simulation of MultiPhase Modelling in Oil and Gas [Info Sheet - Semi Structured Meshes]

EPSRC CASE studentship sponsored by industrial partner BP PLC

Proposed Supervisors: Professor C. C. PainDr P. Salinas, Dr A. I. Obeysekara and Dr A. Nicolle (BP)

Cadmium enrichment in cocoa beans – a stable isotope investigation of Cd sources and mitigation strategies [Info Sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper and Laurence Maurice (Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador; IRD & GET, Université de Toulouse)

Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss

Geochemistry of Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss

Micronutrient cycling in submerged soils and uptake into rice [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss

Nuclear Waste – How to deal with it safely [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss

Human and Natural Control on Global Atmospheric Trace Element Cycles [Info sheet‌]

Dominik Weiss

Understanding modern biogeochemical cycles in the context of the international GEOTRACES program – Cadmium, zinc, lead and neodymium isotope analyses [Info Sheet]

Tina van de Flierdt , Mark  Rehkämper and Susan Little

Novel applications of trace metal stable isotopes in medical research [Info Sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper  

Environmental effects and fate of engineered nanomaterials [Info sheet]

Mark  Rehkämper, Claus Svendsen – NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

Modeling the global Pb cycle: from industrial emissions to the bottom of the ocean [Info Sheet‌]

 Yves Plancherel 

Formation and fate of low-salinity intermediate waters in the ocean [Info Sheet‌]

 Yves PlancherelCamille Lique (IFREMER)

 Global CO2 storage capacity: Modeling limitations of geography and injectivity [Info Sheet]

Sam Krevor

Semi-structured multigrid method for fast numerical simulation of porous media flow [Info sheet‌]


Locally discontinuous pressure formulation for highly heterogeneous reservoirs [Info sheet‌]

Exploring terrestrial geological eividence for past glaciation and volcanism in the Thwaites Glacier catchment, Antarctica [Info sheet]

Joanne Johnson (British Antarctic Survey), Dylan Rood (Imperial College London), Brent Goehring (Tulane University), and Stephen Roberts (British Antarctic Survey)

iCASE studentship with BP: Closing the digital rock divide in petrophysics for CO2 storage and hydrocarbon production [Info sheet]

Antarctic Ice Sheets under Changing Environmental Conditions [Info sheet]

Tina van de Flierdt (Imperial College) and international collaborators

Rapid Response Modelling for Assessment of Pollution and Toxic Releases in Complex Urban Environments [Info sheet]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Landscape_PhD_2016]

Gareth Roberts, Matthew Piggott, Gareth Collins, Alex Whittaker

Human and Natural Control on Global Atmospheric Trace Element Cycles [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  

Geochemistry of Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  

The Aqueous Chemistry of Actinides and Metalloids [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  

Micronutrient cycling in submerged soils and uptake into rice [Info sheet]

Dominik Weiss  

Using evolutionary modelling to investigate Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradient [Info sheet]

Dr Mark Sutton, Dr Phillip Mannion