Projects


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 16 June 2019.


Releasing the sediment cascade: landscape response to active normal faulting in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece [Info Sheet - Releasing the sediment cascade]
Dr Alex Whittaker

** NERC funding is available for applicants before the 9th January 2019**


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

Sam Krevor


Pore scale release and transport of oil by low salinity water 
An iCASE Studentship with BP at Sunbury – 4 years funding with internship  [Info Sheet‌]

Sam Krevor


Validating Earthquake Hazard Models For Critical Engineered Structures Using Geologic Data And Cosmogenic Isotopes [Info sheet]

Dylan RoodJP Latham and Peter Stafford


Salt welds; subsurface characterisation and importance [details]

Chris JacksonMaria Nikolinakou (UT Austin), Mahdi Heidari (UT Austin), Mike Hudec (UT Austin)


The kinematics and mechanics of salt diapir growth and collapse [‌]

Chris Jackson and Mike Hudec (UT Austin)


Modelling the physics to understand blasting in fractured rock masses [Info Sheet‌]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 


Kink-bands across the scales – a structural geology enigma [Info Sheet]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 


Assessing seismic and tsunami hazard offshore Los Angeles [Info Sheet]

Rebecca Bell, Dylan Rood and Alex Whittaker


Investigating landscape response to active normal faulting: Improving understanding of seismic hazard in the Corinth Rift, Central Greece [Info Sheet]

Rebecca Bell and Alex Whittaker