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Multiphase flow in porous materials for enhanced oil recovery or medical application

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Project Description

Applications are invited for postgraduate research leading to a PhD degree in multiphase flow in porous materials for enhanced oil recovery or medical application. Multiphase flow in porous materials is of significance in many processes, such as fuel cells, nanofluidics, nanolubrication, medical application, CO2 storage and oil recovery. The proposed research can focus on one of the above areas based on student background. For example, investigate the effect of pore structure, chemical and physical properties of fluids and pore surfaces on multiphase transport and fluid displacement in pores for enhanced oil and gas recovery, CO2 injectivity and seal capacity at core scale and pore scale. Recently, we developed a technique in our lab to measure pore wetting, fluid displacements in porous materials or single pores. The approach and applied methodology will be flexible depending on applicants’ background.

Funding Notes

The PhD scholarship will cover tuition fees and an annual stipend of £13,590 over 3 years.
To undertake this research, we are seeking a motivated candidate with a first class degree in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, or a cognate discipline.
Some knowledge and experience on multiphase flow, colloid and interfacial science, and an ability to work effectively with researchers in laboratories will be necessary.

How good is research at University of Edinburgh in General Engineering?
(joint submission with Heriot-Watt University)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 91.80

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