Associate Professor in Civil Engineering
(Computaional Mechanics and Data Science)
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 22332
- Mechanics and physics of heterogeneous media
- Invesrse Methods
- Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering
- Flow and transport in porous media
- Rock mechanics
- Fracture mechanics
- Computational mechanics
- Contaminant transport
My research interests focus on experimental, theoretical and computational modelling of engineering topics including fracture mechanics; reactive and non-reactive fluid flow in heterogeneous fractured porous media and contaminant transport. I develop efficient and robust numerical algorithms to capture the true hydro-chemo-mechanical behavior of a wide variety of heterogeneous materials that exhibit significant randomness. My research is highly multi-disciplinary and motivated by applications in integrity assessment of safety structures (e.g. nuclear energy and waste disposal systems, carbon capture and storage systems, flood embankments), environmental risk analysis, geotechnics and petroleum geomechanics. Currently collaborate with mathematicians, environmentalist, hydrologists and geotechnical engineers.
I always support students interested in pursuing PhD research related to any of the above topics.
February 2019-EPSRC have announced funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems at the University of Warwick https://lnkd.in/ebibhSt . HetSys involves academics from the departments of Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and is now recruiting its first cohort of students to start in October 2019. For first HetSys PhD Projects for Oct 2019 start, see https://lnkd.in/exKkbUh
January 2019-We are pleased to announce that the Special Issue on Uncertainty Quantification and Multiple-Scale Methods for Porous Media in the Journal of Transport in Porous Media (Volume 126 Number 1) is now available online. The papers are made freely available for a few weeks to everyone, until 9 March.