Editorial Board

Our Editorial Board is currently composed of 33 experts within various porous media fields. Our EIC and Board of Editors rely on them to act as scientific advisors within their speciality to the journal, to assist with the vital role of peer review and to promote the Journal amongst their networks and colleagues.

To find out more about our Editorial Board, please see below.

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Saman Aryana: Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA

Experimental, theoretical, and computational modeling to investigate complex subsurface systems, with a focus on extreme geological environments such as shales and tight rocks that play a crucial role in subsurface fluid storage. Deep interest in complex dynamical systems: primary objective to gain insight into the physics of flow and transport in complex hierarchical porous media and to develop systematic paradigms that enhance our understanding and predictive capability of system-level behavior in subsurface systems, particularly in relation to the interplay of energy, water, and the environment.


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Sahar Bakhshian: Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Carbon geologic storage, computational modeling of multi-physics problems, pore-scale and reservoir-scale subsurface flow modeling, risk assessment, and data analytics.


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Inga Berre: Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway

Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes, multiphase flow, fractured porous media, fracture deformation and propagation, subsurface systems, mathematical and numerical modelling.


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Carina Bringedal: Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Mathematical modeling of flow and transport, multiscale methods, upscaling techniques, linear stability analysis, conservative discretization methods for PDEs, mathematical modelling of phase changes.


*Photograph taken by Max Kovalenko

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Philippe Coussot: Université Gustave Eiffel &Laboratoire Navier (UGE-CNRS-Ecole des PontsParisTech), France

Transport in porous media, imbibition, drying, diffusion, bound water, MRI and NMR applications, complex fluids.



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Florian Doster: School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Research interests include multi-scale multi-phase flow modelling, and multi-physics multi-phase flow phenomena in porous media and their appropriate physical and mathematical description across length and time scales. Applications related to energy transition - in particular CO2 storage, and phenomena around flow in fractured porous media and hysteresis. Focus on dual continuum representations with respect to modelling concepts, vertically integrated approaches as well as flow diagnostics.


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Ahmed H. Elsheikh: School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Research interests include fluid control using artificial intelligence, predictive modeling using machine learning, generative modeling and unsupervised learning, data assimilation and nonlinear filtering, and Bayesian uncertainty quantification and model comparison.


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Pablo Ángel García-Salaberri: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Fundamental understanding of the complex multiphysics, multiphase and multiscale mass, charge and heat transport phenomena and electrochemical kinetics that take place in PEM fuel cells, RFBs and related electrochemical devices. Special focus on transport in thin porous media, such as carbon-fiber-based GDLs.


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Alberto Guadagnini: Hydraulic and Water Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Research experience spans theoretical/numerical and experimental projects focused on flow and transport dynamics through porous media across multiple scales. A key emphasis is given to the assessment of flow and transport mechanisms across porous geomaterials under multiple sources of uncertainty. Experimental investigations encompass direct imaging, observation, and interpretation of micro-scale fluid-solid interactions, with emphasis on precipitation/dissolution processes. Current research activities include environmental protection of groundwater bodies in the presence of pharmaceuticals and risk-based corrective actions for sustainable subsurface energy development.


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Hadi Hajibeybi: Department of Geoscience & Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Multiphase flow in porous media, multiscale modeling and simulation for subsurface storage and geothermal energy



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Hossein Hejazi: University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering, Canada

Interfacial flows, hydrodynamic instabilities, and wetting dynamics in porous media.



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Helge Hellevang: Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway

Environmental geoscience, acid rock drainage and heavy-metal transport, reactive transport, fundamentals of kinetics of mineral nucleation and growth, porosity-permeability relations and changes due to reactive transport.


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Anna Herring: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA

Geologic carbon sequestration, multiphase flow physics in porous media, pore-scale phenomena, x-ray computed microtomography.



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Ran Holtzman: Fluids and Complex Systems Research Center, UK

Multiscale modeling of coupled processes involving multiphase and reactive transport in porous and granular media, emphasizing heterogeneity and nonequilbrium including the emergence of instabilities and preferential pathways, hysteresis and rate dependence.


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Oleg Iliev: Frauenhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, Germany

Numerical simulation of one-phase and multi-phase incompressible flows (with own and commercial software); mathematical models and numerical simulation of flows in porous, or in porous and plain media; mathematical models and numerical simulation of solidification of metals and alloys; numerical simulation of heat and mass transfer processes, as well as phase change processes; numerical algorithms for computational fluid dynamics (CFD); finite-volume-discretization for elliptical interface-problems; fictitious-domain-methods; multi-lattice methods and local lattice refinement algorithms.


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Nasser Khalili: School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, mechanics of double porosity media, geotechnical engineering, computational and constitutive modelling as applied to geotechnical engineering, continuum mechanics of multi porous multi phase media, environmental engineering and soil remediation, anisotropic plasticity in unsaturated soils in generalised stress space, non-isothermal mechanics, and geothermal energy.


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ChungHyuk Lee: Department of Chemical Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

Fuel Cells, electrolyzers, immiscible displacement, X-ray and neutron imaging, microfluidics.


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Yves Méheust: Géosciences Rennes, Université de Rennes, France

Couplings between flow (including two-phase flow and the flow of non-Newtonian fluids), solute mixing and transport (including reactive), and biological activity, in porous and fractured media, as well as the physics of clay minerals (swelling, water diffusion, complex fluids made of clay suspensions). Applicative contexts include soil remediation and underground storage of CO2. I combine laboratory experiments (table-top setups and synchrotron experiments), numerical simulations and theoretical analyses (when possible).


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Verónica L. Morales: Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis, USA

Colloid filtration, pore-scale processes, reactive transport, mixing, anomalous transport.



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Seetha N.: Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India

Contaminant transport in porous media, Pore-scale modeling and upscaling of transport processes, co-transport of multiple colloids in porous media, environmental implications of engineered nanoparticles.


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Mohaddeseh Mousavi Nezhad: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Non-linear and non-Newtonian flow and transport in deformable porous media, and in particular stochastic modelling of flow and transport in heterogenous porous systems, and uncertainty quantification and propagation across the scales.


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Tannaz Pak: Energy and Environmental Engineering, Teesside University, UK

Groundwater remediation using nanotechnology; use of zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nzvI) in remediation of groundwater resources contaminated by chlorinated solvents; advanced manufacturing of biochar; pyrolysis of biomass; digital rock physics; core analysis studies for oil and gas industry; non-destructive material testing, using x-ray computed tomography technique; porous media characterization using a range of high resolution techniques in 2D, 3D, and 4D; application of nano-technology in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation; asphaltene and oil/water emulsions; carbonate rocks; pore-scale network modelling of fluid flow in porous media; understanding the structure-function relationship for biochar.


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Bin Pan: University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Wetting, fluids in (nano)porous media, electrokinetic flow, underground hydrogen storage.



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Krishna M. Pillai: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Design of water filters, modeling of unsaturated flow through dual-scale porous fiber mats in liquid composite, wicking in porous media, and flow modeling in green composites.


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Nadja Ray: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Mathematical Institute for Machine Learning and Data Science, Germany

Evolving porous media, multiscale problems, upscaling, analysis of PDEs, electrohydrodynamics, reactive flow and transport.


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Sophie Roman: Porous Media Research Group, University of Orléans, France

I am a microfluidic experimentalist motivated by the desire to decipher the complex interplay between flow microdynamics, geochemistry, and living organisms in porous media. My past and current research interests cut across different domains including the understanding of blood circulation, the use of the incredible properties of carbon nanotubes, the sequestration of CO2 into geological reservoirs, and the remediation of contaminated aquifers. These processes share a description in a cascade of scales in which phenomena occurring at the micrometer scale translate into large-scale events. The complex feedback between physico-chemical processes and between scales fascinates me. My focus areas are: Microfluidics for geosciences, multiphase flow, reactive transport, imaging, colloid transport, CO2 sequestration, and groundwater remediation.


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Maja Rücker: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Multiphase flow in porous media, reactive transport in porous media, surface characteristics of porous materials, 4D X-ray microtomography, and underground hydrogen storage.


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Mozhdeh Sajjadi: University of Tehran, Iran

Flow dynamics in porous media, including flow instabilities, mixing, characterization of heterogeneity and pore-scale modeling of displacements. Underground energy storage, including modeling and optimization of geothermal energy systems, underground hydrogen storage modelling and optimization, modeling of hydrocarbon reservoirs and EOR processes. Reservoir geomechanics, including hydraulic fracturing and rock failure due to production.


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Pejman Tahmasebi: Colorado School of Mines, USA

Geomechanics: from granular particles to large-scale systems, THMC processes; subsurface systems (energy, water, storage): computational modeling and multiple point statistics; machine learning: physics guided AI; fluid flow in porous media.


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Pawan Singh Takhar: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Multiscale fluid and species transport in heterogeneous biopolymeric materials. Unsaturated fluid transport in biopolymeric systems. Predicting quality changes in food and biomaterials during processing by deriving Hybrid Mixture Theory based fluid and species transport equations. Merging polymer thermomechanics in food and biomaterials with transport mechanisms over a hierarchy of spatial scales (micro, meso and macro) using modeling and experimental methods.


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Moran Wang: Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, China

Fluid mechanics, Heat and mass transfer; Micro/nanoscale fluid mechanics and interfacial transports, Multiscale multiphase multiphysicochemical (M3) transports in porous media, Multiscale modeling (hybrid and upscaling, mesoscopic simulations), Physics in complex fluids, Physics of heat transfer and thermodynamics at extreme scales (time and space), Energy optimization in materials process.


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Yongfei Yang: Department of Reservoir Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China

Fluid flow in porous media, focusing on pore-scale methods based on digital rock and pore network model, and enhanced oil recovery technology based on x-ray computer tomography.




Yingfang Zhou: School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scottland

Micro scale pore structure, wettability characterization and modelling, multiscale simulation of fluid flow in porous material with many applications including geological carbon storage and subsurface energy extraction.