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Reactive transport modelling of CO2 trapping mechanisms within potential storage sites

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship.

This project aims at assessing the feasibility of CO2 storage in different underground formations. Two main objectives:
• To develop a database that characterises and ranks according to excellence (could be aligned or defined based on different criteria, such as the most structural stability, etc.) the behaviour of the rock types at CO2 storage sites.
• To introduce a vigorous and flexible strategy or plan which can prioritise the potential underground formations for storing CO2 based on the defined or dictated goals at management level, such as the cost efficiency, the storage capacity, the security, the long-term stable storage, etc.

Start Date: September 2020

Duration of Study: Full-Time – between three and three and a half years fixed term

Training and Development

The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.

Entry criteria for applicants to PHD

• A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
the potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a 3.5 years
• a minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
• knowledge and/or experience in the subject area
• Candidate must have good programming skills.
• It is desirable that candidates can evidence their commitment to research in the form of publications of some kind (for example journal or conference papers).
• Candidate should have some knowledge of statistics and data analysis. In order to contextualise the research.
• Candidate should have a good understanding of the geo-chemical interactions and geo-mechanical alterations in CO2-Water-Rock systems

For further details see:

To find out more about the project please contact Dr. Seyed Shariatipour () or Prof. Essie Ganjian () and

To apply on line please visit:

All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus a 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.

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