PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO). It focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods. It is led by five principal scientists from physics, chemistry and reservoir engineering.

PhD position within multi-physical modelling in cold climate engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (IBM) invites applicants for a three years PhD in a joint research project between the Geotechnical research group, the Road, Transport and Geomatics research group and the PoreLab Center of Excellence. The area of research is Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of soil behavior during freezing and thawing processes. The PhD

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Øivind Wilhelmsen is awarded the Research Council of Norway’s 2018 Prize for Young Research Scientists.

Wilhelmsen and his colleagues focus their research work on what occurs on and along surfaces, and how surficial properties can be exploited both in current and future technologies. This field will have major significance for the development of tomorrow’s energy systems. The results of the research carried out by Wilhelmsen and his colleagues will be

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The Interpore – PoreLab Award for Young Researchers has been awarded to Dr. Qingwang Yuan

Dr. Qingwang Yuan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. His research interests are in modeling of multicomponent, multiphase, multiscale flows in porous media with applications in enhanced oil recovery, reactive transport, non-Darcy flows, shale permeability, and hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Yuan has published 17 peer reviewed journal publications and 15 conference papers. He was a

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Newly published articles

Our Newly Published articles provide view of research, ideas, and discussion in the field of Porous Media. Rheology of High-Capillary Number Flow in Porous Media The hydrodynamics of real things very often happens at small scale, i.e. in a porous medium. This is the case in a wide variety of biological, geological and technological systems

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Christmas seminar at PoreLab Oslo

The Oslo hub of PoreLab finished its 2017 series of seminars with a special Christmas talk by Marcel Moura last Wednesday, 13th of December, at the University of Oslo. The talk included a direct measurement of the surface tension of gløgg (non-alcoholic gløgg has a much higher surface tension than the alcoholic counterpart), a very

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On November 21, the Director of the Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC), Prof. Hai-Qing Lin, and Rector Gunnar Bovim, NTNU, signed a Cooperative Agreement for academic exchange and collaboration. PoreLab is strongly involved in this collaboration together with QuSpin, the second Centre of Excellence within the department of Physics, NTNU. The pictures show the

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Experimental PhD position at the University of Oslo: Multiphase flow

We are announcing a Ph.D. position in the newly established PoreLab Center of Excellence at the University of Oslo, Norway. The work is to be conducted in the group of Prof. Knut Jørgen Måløy and it is related to experiments in multiphase flows. The project is mostly focused on the characterization of short and long-range forces

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Cooperative Agreement Signed between Beijing Computational Science Research Center and the University of Oslo

On November 21, the Director of the Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC), Prof. Hai-Qing Lin, and Prof. Eirik Grude Flekkøy, University of Oslo, signed a Cooperative Agreement for academic exchange and collaboration. The pictures show the ceremonial signature of our agreement. CSRC is a multidisciplinary fundamental research organization under the auspices of the Chinese

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PoreLab welcomes researcher Renaud Toussaint

It gives us great pleasure to announce Renaud Toussaint, University of Strasbourg, as a new member of the centre, where he will hold a researcher II position. His background is originally on theoretical physics, with through the years interests shifting towards complex systems in earth science, and the addition of computational techniques and experimental work

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IUPAP’s General Assembly

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics is in some sense the “Physics United Nations.”  Alex Hansen is participating at the triannual General Assembly (October 9-13, 2017) in Sao Paulo as outgoing vice president at large.  IUPAP President Bruce McKellar has just written this article for Physics Today describing what IUPAP is doing: Commentary: International

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InterPore Newsletter

InterPore Newsletter 2017 introduce PoreLab as the newest institutional members of Interpore. InterPore offers institutional membership to academic institutes, national labs, or industrial companies. Currently, InterPore has more than 45 institutional members (see www.interpore.org/activities/institutional-members). PoreLab is now an institutional member, even though it is not a university or national lab.

The Journal Club

In the regular Journal Club of the PoreLab, we discuss recent articles chosen and presented by one of its members. The journal articles may be from any field, providing us with a window into the rest of the research world. Typically, each participant can voice their view relating to several questions such as the appropriateness

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