Projects


Measuring and modelling the interfacial properties of crude oil [Info Sheet - Measuring and modelling interfacial properties]

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jackson


Pore-Scale Imaging, Analysis, and Data-Driven Pore-Scale Modelling [Info Sheet - Pore-Scale Imaging]

Supervisor: Professor Martin Blunt


A Machine Learning Approach to Represent Carbonate Heterogeneities in Forward Stratigraphic Models [Info Sheet - Machine Learning]

Supervisor: Dr Cédric M. John


Extending the carbonate clumped isotopes paleothermometer to new mineral systems: a computer modelling approach [Info Sheet - Clumped Isotope Modelling]

Supervisor: Dr Cédric M. John


Sustainable mine waste management: a closer look at dry stacking - EPSRC CASE studentship [Info Sheet - Sustainable mine waste management‌]

Supervisors: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada and Prof. Jerry Heng (Department of Chemical Engineering)


Dynamic semi-structured meshes for fast numerical simulation of Multi-Phase Modelling in Oil and Gas

Info Sheet - Dynamic semi-structured meshes

For further information and to apply, please contact supervisors Prof. Christopher Pain or Dr Pablo Salinas


iCASE studentship: Pore-to-core linkages and upscaling for CO2 Storage in carbonates [Info Sheet - Digital Rock CO2 Storage‌]

Supervisor: Sam Krevor


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

Supervisor: Sam Krevor


Biomagnetic Monitoring For Urban Air Quality Assessment [Info Sheet - dust]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy  and Gregg McIntosh (Canterbury Christ Church University)


The importance of glaciated environments for seawater chemistry and the global carbon cycle – a case study from Greenland [Info Sheet - Glaciated environments for seawater chemistry, Greenland
Supervisors: Tina van de Flierdt, Susan Little (UCL), Kate Hendy (U Bristol)

The project is suitable for a student with a background in chemistry, geology, oceanography or an equivalent qualification. Further information on the research can be obtained from Tina van de Flierdt. 


Understanding Modern Biogeochemical Cycles in the context of the international GEOTRACES project – Lead, cadmium, neodymium [Info Sheet - Modern Biogeochemical Cycles, GEOTRACES Project‌]

Supervisors: Tina van de Flierdt, Yves Plancherel, Mark Rehkämper

The project is suitable for a student with a background in chemistry, geology or an equivalent qualification. Further information can be obtained directly from Tina van de Flierd, Yves Plancherel, or Mark Rehkämper.


Environmental Pollution as a Marine Tracer – Measuring and Modelling Anthropogenic Lead in the Indian Ocean [Info Sheet - Pb project Indian Ocean_2020‌]

Supervisors: Tina van de FlierdYves Plancherel, Mark Rehkämper (Imperial College London) and Sunil Kumar Singh (CSIR-NIO, India)


Coupling process modelling and Life Cycle Assessment to inform the design of mineral processing circuits [Info Sheet - Process modelling and Life Cycle Assessment ]
Supervisor: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada


Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide on Shales [Info Sheet - Carbon Dioxide and Shales]

Professor Mark A. Sephton, Craig Smalley, Al Fraser


Forensic Detection of Microplastics [Info Sheet - Forensic Detection of Microplastics‌]

Professor Mark A. Sephton, Simon Davis, David Bell (Protium)


Using Cosmogenic Surface Exposure Dating to Reconstruct Late-Holocene Glacier and Climate Stability to Determine Precedence for Recent Declines in Snowpack and Water Resources in the American Pacific Northwest [Info Sheet - Cosmogenic Surface Exposure

Supervisor: Dylan Rood


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


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

Mark  Rehkämper  


Environmental effects and fate of engineered nanomaterials [‌]

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 


Dynamic Mesh Optimisation for geological representation of highly heterogeneous reservoirs [Info Sheet - Geological_representation_using_DMO]


High enthalpy geothermal reservoir modelling and optimisation using dynamic mesh optimisation and surface-based modelling [Info Sheet - Geothermal_high_enthalpy_systems‌]

Dr Pablo SalinasProfessor Matthew JacksonProfessor Chris Pain


Measuring and modelling the interfacial properties of crude oil [Info Sheet - Measuring and modelling interfacial properties‌]

Supervisor: Professor Matthew Jackson


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)


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