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My research focusses on the understanding on fluid-solid interaction mechanisms, across different geological processes and media. As part of this, I conduct a range of experiments to monitor the dynamic evolution of microstructural changes (physical and chemical) over time using XCT. My PhD degree focused on 4-dimensional studies of fluid-rock interaction processes in metamorphic rocks. By combining computed x-ray microtomography with 2-dimensional analytical techniques, I analysed the dynamic evolution of porosity and metamorphic microfabrics in response to fluid-rock interaction mechanisms. After completing my PhD degree in early 2017, I moved to Stanford, where I worked as Postdoctoral research Fellow. Here I conducted permeability modelling on fluid-rock interaction experiments combining XCT and Lattice Boltzmann calculations.
I enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, and I have applied XCT to a diverse range of materials and scientific challenges. As part of my current duties, I am responsible for the day to day instrument maintenance, radiation checks, sample preparation, data acquisition and reconstruction, as well as delivering training to other early career researchers, and consultancy for industry customers. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Keywords

  • x-ray microtomography

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