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Integrated Multiscale
Porous Media Research

Great Success of the IMPRES PhD students in 2024 PGR Conference

We are proud to announce that Amna Al-Qenae and Tongke Zhou performed excellent in the 2024 PGR conference. Amna was awarded the First Prize in oral presentations and Tongke was awarded the First Prize in the first year poster presentation competition.
published:June 2024

Prof Vahid Niasar - Supervisor of the Year

Prof Vahid Niasar has been named Supervisor of the Year at the MDC Excellence Awards 2024. This award is given to an individual who has created the most supportive, stimulating, and inspirational research environment for doctoral students.
published:June 2024

Prof Vahid Niasar presented their professorial inaugural lecture.

April 30, 2024 - Prof Niasar delivered their long-awaited professorial inaugural lecture at The University of Manchester. The event was made more memorable by the presence of Vahid's family, friends, and colleagues, who filled the lecture hall to capacity. Thanks to everyone who participated, whether in-person or online. Special gratitude to the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and his team, the IMPRES group, and esteemed invited speakers for their invaluable time and unwavering support.


published:April 2024

UKCCSRC Spring Conference 2024 ECR Poster Prize Winner

Congratulations to Mohammadjavad Shokriafra for being awarded the ECR poster prize in the UKCCSRC conference! This adds another well-deserved success to IMPRES team's achievements.
published:March 2024

Prof Vahid Niasar - Specialty Chief Editor of the Georeservoirs, Frontiers in Earth Science

Prof Niasar was appointed as Specialty Chief Editor for the Georeservoirs section of the Q1 Journal, Frontiers in Earth Science.
published:March 2024

IMPRES recently published paper as the cover page of Environmental Science & Technology journal

A research paper titled "Exploring Carbonate Rock Dissolution Dynamics and the Influence of Rock Mineralogy in CO2 Injection" was published in prestigious Environmental Science & Technology journal. This work has been a successful collaboration between IMPRES at The University of Manchester and Prof Steeb's team at Stuttgart University. Congratulations to Mohammadjavad Shokriafra for his outstanding work and to the entire team involved. Special appreciation to Paria Beygi for her design expertise and Saleh Mohammadrezaei for their support in creating the captivating cover art, which is featured as the cover page of the published issue!


published:February 2024

Prof Vahid Niasar - Head of Research, Department of Chemical Engineering

Prof Vahid Niasar has been appointed as the Head of Research at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester.
published:January 2024

IMPRES receives 250k USD funding from Shell to investigate complexities of CCS

Shell has funded 250k USD to the IMPRES group to investigate the complexities of CCS using pore-scale modelling technologies.
published:July 2023

InterPore 2023; solid performance of IMPRES group

Interpore2023 has been a great conference to bring together researchers from all around the world with more than 1000 on-site and online attendees. Thanks to Heriot-Watt University organising committee for making this conference a big success in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. IMPRES group also proactively contributed to this event by leading (MS22) Manufactured Porous Materials for Industrial Applications mini-symposium and giving 10 oral and poster presentations. Thanks to the whole team for their great effort.
published:May 2023

A warm welcome to Mehrdad, the new PDRA in IMPRES group

A huge warm welcome to Dr Mehrdad Vasheghani who joined IMPRES group in April 2023. Mehrdad has joined the PINCH project funded by EPSRC in collaboration with Durham University, Stuttgart University, and major energy companies, BP, Shell, and Equinor.
published:April 2023

IMPRES receives a £165k from Shell for subsurface problems

IMPRES receives £165k from Shell. This will fund a postdoc position for a short project on modelling of two-phase flow and phase change in porous media.


published:March 2023

Prof Vahid Niasar - President-Elect of InterPore

Prof Vahid Niasar has been elected as President-Elect of the International Society of Porous Media (InterPore) for two years starting May 2023 and will become InterPore President two years later. InterPore is a nonprofit independent scientific organization established in 2008. It has more than 1500 individual members and 48 institutional members. It has 17 national chapters https://www.interpore.org/activities/national-chapters/ and so far, have held 15 annual conferences in Europe, Asia and North America. It aims to advance and disseminate knowledge for the understanding, description, and modeling of natural and industrial porous medium systems. It acts as a platform for researchers active in modeling of flow and transport in natural, biological, and technical porous media, such as soils, aquifers, oil and gas reservoirs, biological tissues, plants, fuel cells, wood, ceramics, concrete, textiles, paper, polymer composites, hygienic materials, food, foams, membranes, etc.
published:December 2022

A warm welcome to several PhD students in IMPRES group

A huge welcome to several PhD students joined IMPRES group in 2022, Tongke Zhou, Shanshan Zhou, Ehsan Vahabzadeh, Sina Omrani and Saleh Mohammadrezaei. They will work on different projects fuel cell, pore-scale multiphase flow, underground hydrogen storage, functionalised nanomarterials and underground CO2 storage.
published:December 2022

Prof Vahid Niasar gave an invited course in Pore-Network Modelling Workshop at University of Stuttgart

Prof Vahid Niasar gave an invited course in Pore-Network Modelling Workshop at University of Stuttgart. This event was organised and hosted by the group of Professor Rainer Helmig as a part of large project SFB1313 funded by German Research Council, DFG DFG project .
published:September 2022

Dr Vahid Niasar promoted to the Professor position.

In the recent round of promotion, Dr Vahid Niasar has been promoted to the Professor position. (published:June 2022)

A 30-month PDRA position available.

For the recently-funded EPSRC grant, PINCH Project on CCS, there is a 30month PDRA position available. Application deadline June 2022. (published:May 2022)

IMPRES receives a large EPSRC grant on CCS

Vahid Niasar and collaborators receive £942k (£754k from EPSRC) for subsurface CO2 storage. The project, entitled Performance and Injectivity of CO2 in Hyper-Saline Aquifers - or PINCH - is in collaboration with Princeton University, the University of Stuttgart, bp, Shell, and Equinor. It represents an excellent research development in the discipline of subsurface energy engineering, and addresses major challenges faced in geological CO2 storage. Dr Vahid Niasar of Manchester’s Department of Chemical Engineering is Principal Investigator for the PINCH project, which aims to establish fundamental science to develop a novel predictive model and apply it to real field data supported by industries. (published March 2022)

IMPRES receives a £180k from Shell on CCS

Vahid Niasar receives £180k from Shell on CO2 sequestration in subsurface. There is a PhD vanacancy open for this project looking for talented applicants with lattice-Boltzmann simulation expertise.


published:May 2022

IMPRES receives an EPSRC-BP iCASE award for hydrogen storage

Vahid Niasar receives an EPSRC-iCASE award for underground hydrogen storage. The project will be delivered in collaboration with Profs David Polya and Jon Lloyd. (published:May 2022)

A 20-month PDRA open position on MicroCT and microfluidic of Low Salinity Waterflooding

ACS Committee on the Petroleum Research Fund awarded $110,000 to Dr Vahid Niasar for the research project on “Microscale experimental investigation of Low Salinity Waterflooding". The project will fund a 20-month PDRA to join the IMPRES group starting in September 2019. You will hear more about this project in future! published:November 2018

A Very Successful Diamond Light Source Beamtime at I12

IMPRES group and group of Prof Holger Steeb from University of Stuttgart performed very successful experiments in Diamond Light Source I12 on fast tomography of multiphase flow and transport in porous media. The Beam time experiments lasted 5 days and was funded by Diamond Light Source. The successful experimental research was the result of intensive collaboration of Dr Vahid Niasar (IMPRES), Prof Holger Steeb (Stuttgart U), Dr Nikolaos Karadimitriou (Stuttgart U), Dr Monika Walczak (IMPRES), Mr Sharul Hasan (IMPRES), Mr Mathias Ruf (Stuttgart U), Mr Hamidreza Erfani (IMPRES), Dr Thomas Connolley (Diamond) and Dr Nghia Vo (Diamond).
published:October 2018

A new funding for research commercialisation

UKRI awarded £35k to Dr Vahid Niasar for commercialisation of pore-scale research in chemical and petroleum engineering application. Daniel Niblett has been intensively involved in visiting different relevant companies and experts around the world to identify the current challenges in modelling and characterisation of porous materials used in various industries.
published:October 2018

InterPore UK Poster Award for Omar Godinez

Omar Godinez has successfuly won the best poster award in the 4th InterPore UK conference held in September 2018 in Aberdeen. Omar's research is focused on pore-scale CFD simulations of transport in charged porous media with applications to enhanced oil recovery.
published:October 2018

A new PhD student joined IMPRES

Senyou An joined the IMPRES group to work on GPU acceleration of pore-scale modelling and hybrid modelling. Senyou has graduated from the MSc Petroleum Engineering of China University of Pertroleum (East China). He has received the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award from the University of Manchester.
published:October 2018

Promotion

Dr Vahid J Niasar has been recently promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor). This success could not happen without the excellent support of the School of chemical engineering and analytical science, PhD students and PDRAs who are delivering excellent research quality in IMPRES group.


published:June 2018

A very successful international workshop on geothermal energy

Together with Dr Masoud Babaei, Dr Vahid Niasar organised a very well-received international workshop on geothermal energy at the University of Manchester on June 19th, 2018. It made an excellent opportunity for researchers from different universities and research institutes to exchange their research ideas and outcomes on subsurface energy applications. Special thanks to the internationally-renowned invited speakers Prof Mike Celia (Princeton University, USA), Prof Rainer Helmig (Stuttgart University, Germany), Prof Günter Zimmermann (GFZ Potsdam, Germany) and Dr Denis Voskov (TU Delft, Netherlands) and Dr Robert Westaway (University of Glasgow, UK) for their excellent talks and discussions. The workshop was sponsored by CUHK-UoM Research Fund 2017-18.


published:June 2018

Dr Vahid Niasar presented the IMPRES research outcomes in EAGE, Copenhagen

Dr Vahid Niasar gave two oral talks in the 80th EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11-14, 2018. Vahid gave two talks on "Pore-Scale Modelling of Mixing and Wettability Alteration and its Impact on Multi-Phase Flow" and "MicroCT X-Ray Imaging of Hydrodynamic Dispersion under Steady-State Two-Phase Flow" which were based on collaborative research between IMPRES group and University of Stuttgart and Diamond Light Source.
published:June 2018

A warm welcome to Dr Monika Walczak

Dr Monika Walczak joined the IMPRES group to work on the MITRA project, funded by EPSRC EP/R021627/1. Dr Monika S. Walczak received her Ph.D. in physics from the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences. She joined the University of Manchester as Research Associate to work on the industrial projects related to corrosion inhibition in oil and gas field. Currently she is working on imaging the flow mechanism in porous media. Her research interest include experimental and theoretical methods of material structure determination by means of X-ray photon/photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray imaging.
published:June 2018

Daniel Niblett's oral presentation in International Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Conference

Mr Daniel Niblett gave an oral presentation on "Pore-scale simulation of flow through gas diffusion layers" in International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference, May 14-15, 2018, Trondheim, Norway. Conference programme can be found here .
published:June 2018

Great Success of the IMPRES PhD students in 2018 PGR Conference

We are proud to announce that Rimsha Aziz and Hamidreza Erfani (PhD students of the IMPRES group) performed excellent in the 2018 PGR conference. Rimsha has been awarded the First Prize in oral presentations and Hamidreza has been awarded the First Prize in the first year poster presentation competition.
published:June 2018

International Workshop on Geothermal Energy

Dr Vahid J Niasar and Dr Masoud Babaei organise the international workshop on Geothermal Energy on June 19th, 2018. Prof Mike Celia (Princeton University), Prof Rainer Helmig (Stuttgart University), Dr Denis Voskov (TU Delft), and Prof Gunter Zimmermann (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam) have kindly accepted to give the invited talks. You can find the flyer here .


published:April 2018

Dr Vahid J Niasar visited the Sharif University of Technology

Dr Vahid J Niasar visited Sharif University of Technology in Iran and gave an invited talk on "Hydrodynamic dispersion and mixing under two-phase flow in porous media". Vahid dicussed potentials of research collaborations with academic staff of the school of chemical and petroleum engineering of Sharif University of Technology.


published:April 2018

Dr Vahid J Niasar served as the PhD examiner of Mr X. Yin at Utrecht University.

Dr Vahid J Niasar served as the PhD examiner of Mr X. Yin at Utrecht University on Feb. 23rd, 2018. Mr Yin successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Pore-scale mechanisms of two-phase flow in porous materials; Volume-of-Fluid method and pore-network modelling".


published:April 2018

A new research fund (FEC £124,801) awarded by EPSRC

EPSRC awarded £124,801 (FEC) to Dr. Vahid J. Niasar (PI) for the "Direct characterisation of transport and mixing in unsaturated porous media". In the framework of this project there will be a one-year PDRA position in the IMPRES group focused on X-ray and microfluidic experiments of mixing and transport in porous media. For more information please contact Dr. Vahid Niasar (vahid.niasar@manchester.ac.uk).
published:December 2017

A new research fund (FEC £570,933) awarded by NERC

NERC awarded £570,933 (FEC) to Prof. David Polya (PI), Dr. Vahid J. Niasar (Co-I) and several other co-Is from India and UK for the "Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin". In the framework of this project there will be a one-year PDRA position in the IMPRES group focused on modelling of Arsenic in hyporheic systems. For more information please contact Dr. Vahid Niasar (vahid.niasar@manchester.ac.uk).
published:December 2017

Prof Rainer Helmig visit to the IMPRES Group

IMPRES group is extremely pleased with hosting Prof Rainer Helmig from Stuttgart University in 13-15th of November 2017. Professor Helmig is the head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at Stuttgart University. He has more than 200 research publications in different computational fields of porous media including hydrogeology, reservoir engineering, and fuel cell. He has been awarded NGWA Darcy Lecturer 2015 and von Humboldt Stiftungspreis 2012 among many others. Professor Helmig is the PI of several multi-million Euro projects funded by DFG which created significant research impacts on computational methods for porous media applications. He is the author of "Multiphase Flow and Transport Processes in the Subsurface" being taught in several universities worldwide. Professor Helmig gave a talk in the colloquium series of “Porous Media: from Theory to Application“ on “Numerical models of evaluating the competitive use of the subsurface: the influence of energy storage and production in groundwater” on November 14th, 2017.
published:December 2017

Dr Vahid Niasar is appointed as Associate Editor of Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Dr Vahid Niasar has been appointed as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (JPSE) by Elsevier Publisher.
published:December 2017

International graduate students visit the IMPRES group

The PhD students Mr. Thomas Sweijen (Utrecht University) and Mr. Kilian Weishaupt (Stuttgart University) visited the IMPRES group in November 2017. Thomas has done extensive research on pore-scale modelling of flow in deformable porous media and Kilian has developed a novel pore-scale model to couple free flow and porous media flow.
published:December 2017

IMPRES welcomes to two new PhD students

A warm welcome to two new PhD students joining the IMPRES Group, Daniel Niblett and Hamidreza Erfani. Dan will work on simulation of multiphase flow in fuel cells and Hamidreza will work on micro-scale modelling and experiments of multiphase flow in porous media.
published:September 2017

Daniel Magnone in a new position

A big congratulation to Dr Daniel Magnone who left the IMPRES Group to join the University of Lincoln as a Lecturer in Physical Geography. IMPRES wishes the best for him in his new role.
published:September 2017

Vahid gives a keynote talk in Wageningen Soil Conference 2017

Vahid J Niasar has been invited as the keynote speaker and scientific committee in the Wageningen Soil Conference 2017 to be held on August 27-31 in Wageningen University, Netherlands. Vahid will give a talk on "ENHANCED PORE-SCALE UNDERSTANDING OF SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT".
published:July 2017

Several new research outputs in 2017

IMPRES group has published several new papers in Scientific Reports (2), Advances in Water Resources, Energy and Fuels, Energy Procedia. You can read more about them in Projects and Pubications.
published:July 2017

A very successful beamtime experiment at Diamond Light Source at I12

Sharul Hasan (IMPRES), Nikos Karadimitriou (IMPRES) and Vahid Niasar in collaboration with Jose Godinho (HMXIF), Holger Steeb (Stuttgart University) and David Uribe (Stuttgart University) performed 4D micro-tomography imaging of dynamic two-phase flow in I12 beamline at the Diamond Light Source from 28 June to 3 July. The experiments were carried out very successfully and soon you will hear more about the research outputs. Thanks to Holger for his great support to this project.
published:July 2017

A new N8AgriFood project

Vahid J Niasar has been awarded £10k to kick-off a new project focused on food security in collaboration with Daniel Magnone, David Johnson, David Polya, and Phil Haygarth (University of Lancaster). We aim to explore the modelling aspects of soil-crop interaction including nutrient cycles.
published:July 2017

Daniel Magnone gives an oral presentation in ICSEF2017

Dan will give an oral presentation on "Efficiency of phosphorus resource use in Africa as defined by soil chemistry and the impact on crop production" in the 1st international conference on sustainable energy and resource use in food chains , 19-21 April, Berkshire, UK.
published:March 2017

IMPRES attends 9th INTERPORE conference, Netherlands

Nikos Karadimitriou, Vahid J. Niasar, Sharul Hasan, and Rimsha Aziz will give oral and poster presentations in the 9th InterPore conference to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2017. IMPRES team will cover a broad range of topic in their presentation, from two-phase transport modelling and micromodel experiments to electro-kinetic transfer in thin films.
published:March 2017

A New CDT PhD project

A new NERC CDT PhD project on spatio-temporal evolution of pore-morphology in carbonate rocks has been successfully accepted by the NERC CDT Panel, The PhD student, Mr. Cameron Kashani, has been accepted by the panel and he will start his PhD project on September 2017.
published:March 2017

A New Project

On 1st December 2016, the DMC Peer Review panel met to consider proposals submitted for AP21, including IMPRES proposal submitted by Vahid J Niasar, Jose Godinho, and Nikos Karadimitriou. The proposal has been awarded 15 shifts on I12 in Diamond Light Source Facilities to implement 4D imaging of flow in porous media. This project is in close collaboration with Prof. Holger Steeb, Stuttgart Umniversity.
published:January 2017

InterPore Election

Vahid J Niasar has been elected by the members of International Society of Porous Media (InterPore) to serve as InterPore Council Member for the 2017-2021 term.
published:January 2017

9th InterPore Conference 2017

Four abstracts submitted IMPRES group by Rimsha Aziz, Sharul Nizam Hasan, Nikos Karadimitriou, and Vahid J Niasar have been accepted to be presented in InterPore 2017 to be held in Rotterdam, May 8 - 11, 2017. Nikos Karadimitriou, Vahid J Niasar jointly with Hassan Mahani (Shell) will convene a mini-symposium on fundamentals of enhanced oil recovery.
published:January 2017

UMRI Award

University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) awards £37k to Vahid J Niasar for "An innovative web portal for vulnerability assessment of food security in sub-Sahran Africa under threat of soil phosphorus deficit."
published:January 2017

Visit of Prof. Lex Bouwman

Prof Lex Bouwman from Utrecht University and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency visited IMPRES group on 5th and 6th of December 2016 and gave the fourth talk of the Porous Media Colloquium Series on "Trends in global nutrient flows from land to sea: Legacies of past nutrient management".
published:January 2017

Visit of Prof Sjoerd van der Zee

Prof Sjoerd van der Zee from University of Wageningen visited IMPRES group on 9th and 10th of November 2016 and gave the second talk of the Porous Media Colloquium Series on "Oscillating flow and non linear chemistry: long term behaviour".
published:January 2017

IMPRES launched a new colloquium series on "Porous Media: from theory to applications"

The Integrated Multiscale Porous Media Research Group, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, has initiated a new Colloquium Series on “Porous Media: from Theory to Application”. The skills and subjects researched across CEAS, SEES, MACE, and Mathematics have significant synergy which has not been fully explored. As such, we are keen to arrange a monthly Colloquium. The purpose will be to present on-going research and help forge new collaborations in the hope that this will enhance research across Schools at the University of Manchester and external institutes. The first talk will be given by Dr. Jose Godinho on “Looking at processes inside porous media in 3D, 4D, 5D and beyond” on the 27th of October, 13:00-14:00, at the Mill, Room C63/64. More information regarding the upcoming events can be found here If you are interested in receiving regular updates or interested in giving a talk please contact Dr. Nikolaos Karadimitriou (nikolaos.karadimitriou@manchester.ac.uk) or Ms. Rimsha Aziz (rimsha.aziz@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk).
published:October 2016

IMPRES research output among the three selected publications of CEAS in 2016

The research output of the IMPRES group published in Environmental Science and Technology has been selected with other two papers as the representative publications of the school of chemical engineering and analytical science to be published in "Science and Engineering INABSTRACT for 2016 ".
published:October 2016

A new PDRA started at IMPRES Group

Dr. Daniel Magnone (research associate) recently joined IMPRES group to work on phosphorus soil deficit project funded by UoM GCRF. Dan has worked on Arsenic groundwater contamination and he is going to apply his knowledge to modelling of soil phosphorus sorption and its impact on crop production in sub-Saharan Africa.
published:October 2016

UK InterPore Poster Prize Winner

Omar E. Godinez-Brizuela the MPhil student of IMPRES team won the second poster prize in the second UK Chapter InterPore Conference held at Loughborough University, 5-6th of September 2016. His poster title is “The impact of corner interfacial area on the uniqueness of capillary pressure-saturation-interfacial area relation under transient conditions”. (https://www.interpore.org/activities/national-chapters/uk ) .
published:September 2016

UoM Global Challenges Research Fund 2016 -2017

UoM Global Challenges Research Fund 2016 -2017 has awarded a £43k grant to Dr. Vahid J. Niasar for his research proposal addressing the role of soil physics in global food security in Africa .
published:September 2016

Special issue in Computational Geosciences "Future Outlooks for Pore Scale Modelling"

Computational Geosciences has recently published a special issue on pore-scale modelling techniques editted by Dr. Vahid J. Niasar and Cor van Kruijsdijk (Shell). This special issue covers different pore-scale techniques such as lattice Boltzmann, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, and density functional method.[link].
published:September 2016

Best PetEng MEng Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to Sara Kulzhanova, the recently graduated MEng student of Petroleum Engineering, who won the best MEng dissertation prize for her great work on modelling of fines migration in porous media at IMPRES team.
published:July 2016

Invited speaker in GRC Flow and Transport in Permeable Media 2016

Dr. Vahid J. Niasar gave an invited on talk on "fundamentals of wettability alteration in porous media: from pore to continuum scale". His oral presentation was well received by audience in Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media in Spain, July 2016. [link].
published:July 2016

A new research article

The manuscript entitled "Non-monotonic Pressure Field induced by Ionic Diffusion in Charged Thin Films", by Vahid Joekar-Niasar and Hassan Mahani has been accepted to be published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.6b00842. [link].
published: May 2016

A new research article

The manuscript entitled "The critical role of immobile zone in non-Fickian two-phase transport: A new paradigm" by Nikolaos Karadimitriou; Vahid Joekar-Niasar; Masoud Babaei; Craig Shore has been accepted and published in Environmental Science & Technology, 2016,doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05947 [link].
published: March 2016

A new research article

The manuscript entitled "A transport phase diagram for pore-level correlated porous media" by Masoud Babaei; Vahid Joekar-Niasar has been accepted to be published in Advances in Water Resources, 2016 [link].
published: March 2016

A new research article

The manuscript entitled "Effects of intermediate wettability on entry capillary pressure in angular pores" by Harris S. Rabbani, Vahid Joekar-Niasar and Nima. Shokri has been accepted to be published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2016 [link].
published: March 2016

Rimsha Aziz attended the CrunchFlow short course

Rimsha Aziz attended the short course on CrunchFlow simulator held in Imperial College of London, 22nd and 23rd of March.
published:March 2015

Invited speaker at 8th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting

Vahid J. Niasar has been invited to give an oral talk at 8th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting to be held in Cincinnati Ohio, May 2016. Vahid will give a talk on pore-network modelling of two-phase flow and transport in porous media.
published:March 2015

Professor Majid Hassanizadeh visits the IMPRES team

Prof. Majid Hassanizadeh from Utrecht University visits the IMPRES team from March 16th to 18th. Majid is an internationally renowned scientist with major achievements such as Elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union in 2002; Elected Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science in 2007;Received honorary degree of Doctor-Ingenieur from Stuttgart University, 2008; A recipient of von Humboldt Prize, 2010; Recipient of Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award, 2011; Selected as 2012 Darcy Lecturer by the US National Groundwater Association, 2011. Awarded a research grant of 2.3 MEuro by the European Research Council. Recipient of Royal medal of honor of The Netherlands, July 2015. Majid will give a talk on "Applications of two-phase flow to industrial porous media; micro-scale experiments and modelling" on Friday 18th of March at 15:00 at the Mill, room C63/64.
published:March 2016

A new PhD student joined IMPRES team

A warm welcome to Mr. Sharul Nizam Hasan, the new PhD student in IMPRES team! Sharul holds an MSc degree in Petroleum Geoscience in Reservoir Development and Production from the University of Manchester. He started his PhD in January 2016, fully funded by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). The objective of his PhD research is to investigate the 'Pore-Scale Reactive Transport and Mixing in Porous Media in the Context of Enhanced Oil Recovery'.
published:January 2016

PMPM and UK InterPore Joint Annual Meeting 2016

First UK InterPore-PMPM annual meeting was held at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh. This meeting comprising 19 invited talks was organized by Heriot-Watt University and UK InterPore Chapter. Details can be found here.
published:January 2016

A new research article

A new collaborative research article on "Experimental study on nonmonotonicity of Capillary Desaturation Curves in a 2-D pore network" by Antonio Rodríguez de Castro, Nima Shokri, Nikolaos Karadimitriou, Mart Oostrom, and Vahid Joekar-Niasar has been published in Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2015WR017727, link .
published:November 2015

A successful NERC CDT Oil and Gas proposal

The proposal submitted by Vahid J Niasar for the NERC CDT projects for 2016 entry has been reviewed by the CDT awards committee and approved for inclusion in the official list. The PhD proposal topic is “An Integrated Study for Optimum Designing of Low Salinity Water Composition in Sandstone Reservoirs”. This allows a fully funded PhD project for 3.5 years for UK/EEA citizen applicants starting september 2016.
published:November 2015

Two new PhD students in IMPRES team

A warm welcome to two new PhD students in IMPRES team, Rimsha and Omar! Within the CONACYT program funded by Mexican National Council for Science and Technology, Mr Omar Godinez joined IMPRES team in September 2015 to start his PhD study. Omar's PhD project is “the pore-scale computational analysis of enhanced oil recovery methods”. Also Miss Rimsha Aziz just started her PhD study in November 2015 in IMPRES team. Rimsha will investigate “wettability alteration of rocks using engineered brine composition for enhanced oil recovery”. Rimsha succeeded to get the prestigeous full 3-year PhD scholarship from CEAS.
published:November 2015

An invited talk in Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling

Vahid J Niasar gave an invited seminar on “Pore-scale analysis of dynamics of two-phase flow in porous media” on October 20th 2015 at the Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling. Details can be found here
published:November 2015

An accepted mini-symposium at InterPore 2016 Conference

The proposal for the mini-symposium submitted by Nikolaos Karadimitriou (CEAS), Vahid J Niasar (CEAS) joint with Dr. H. Mahani (Shell) and G. Zarikos (Utrecht University) on “Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery” has been accepted for InterPore Conference 2016 to be held in Cincinnati in the USA. Details can be found here
published:November 2015

InterPore UK Chapter Kick-off Meeting

Vahid J. Niasar is organizing the InterPore UK chapter kick-off meeting in collaboration with PMPM (http://www.pmpm.org.uk/). The meeting will be held at Manchester University on Tuesday 25th August 2015. The inaugural speech will be given by Prof. dr. Oleg Iliev from ITWM Germany. Details of the programme can be found here.
published:August 2015

Best MEng Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to Mohammed Issa on winning the best MEng dissertation project prize in Petroleum Engineering Programme. Mohammed worked on flow properties of mixed wet rocks using pore-network modelling under supervision of with Vahid J Niasar.
published:July 2015

Invited speaker for GRC

Vahid J Niasar has been invited to give a talk in Gordon Research Conference on flow and Transport in Permeable Media to be held in July 31-August 5, 2016 in Girona, Spain.
published:May 2015

A new publication

A recent collaborative paper entitled "Effects of flow history on oil entrapment in porous media: An experimental study" by Homa Khosravi, Vahid J Niasar and Nima Shokri has been published in AiCHE,DOI: 10.1002/aic.14708.
published:May 2015

InterPore 2015

In May 2015, Nikos Karadimitriou, Vahid J. Niasar, and Hassan Mahani have organized a session on "multiphysics non-classical problems in porous media" in InterPore 2015 in Padova Italy.
published:May 2015

Invited speaker for MUSIS workshop

In March 2015, Vahid J Niasar gave an invited talk in MUSIS workshop in Potsdam, Germany. Vahid talked on wettability alteration and pore-scale modelling.
published:March 2015

Best Teaching Review

Based on the reviews submitted by students, Vahid J. Niasar has got the highest teaching score in the first semester of 2014/15 at the school of chemical engineering and analytical science, with the average of 4.9 out of 5. Vahid taught "Reservoir Performance and Management" for petroleum engineering programme.
published:Janurary 2015