PoreLab Lecture Series

Upcoming lectures


  • March 17, Ashim Datta, Professor at Cornell University
  • March 10, Tannaz Pak, Senior lecturer, Teeside University, UK

Past lectures


  • February 24, Amy Ryan, Postdoctoral Associate in the Rock and Mineral Physics laboratory at the University of Minnesota: “Healing of crystal-rich granular materials in volcanic environments by solid-state sintering: implications for fluid flow, deformation and explosivity
  • February 17, Anna Herring, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, Australian National University: “Robust Topological Characterization of Fluid Microstructure via Persistent Homology
  • February 3, Dr. Zbigniew Rozynek, AMU, Poznan, Poland: “Method for efficient particle deposition on a substrate using electric field and capillary interactions”
  • January 20, Timo Koch, Researcher (Postdoctoral fellow) University of Oslo, Norway: “Mixed-dimension models for flow and transport processes in porous media with embedded tubular network systems
  • January 14, Marco Sauermoser, PhD candidate, PoreLab, department of Chemistry, NTNU, Norway: “Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and nature-inspired chemical engineering applied to PEM fuel cells”
  • January 13, Nima Shokri, head of institute, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics, Germany: “Soil salinization: From pore- to global-scale processes


  • December 17, Professor Verónica Pérez-Simonsen, affiliated to the department of Physics, NTNU: “Non-parametric reconstruction of the statistical properties of penetrable, isotropic randomly rough surfaces from in-plane, co-polarized light scattering data
  • December 16, Cino Viggani, Professor of geomechanics, University of Grenoble, France: “Recent developments in laboratory testing of geomaterials with emphasis on imaging processes
  • December 9, Nikolaos Prasianakis, Group leader, Paul Scherrer Institute, Sveits:”Process coupling and upscaling of effective transport
    parameters in porous media: Towards Digital Twins
  • December 3, Marcel Moura, research scientist, PoreLab, department of Physics, University of Oslo:”Capillary pumping: the spreading of pollution in a porous medium
  • December 3, Mohammad Hossein Golestan, PhD candidate, PoreLab, department of geophysics and petroleum, NTNU:”Spontaneous emulsification, the driving force for oil relocation in low salinity water flooding
  • December 2, Cyprien Soulaine, Associate scientist at CNRS, France: “A (real) multi-scale solver for two-phase flow: a micro-continuum approach
  • November 26, Michael Tobias Rauter, PhD candidate, PoreLab, department of Chemistry, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway: “Transport Mechanisms in Vapor-Gap Membranes”
  • November 26, Kamaljit Singh, Professor at Heriot-Watt University, UK: “Imaging of flow in porous materials: from rocks to termite nests“. Presentation from prof.  Kamaljit Singhon YouTube here.
  • November 25, Behzad Ghanbarian, Assistant Professor of engineering geology, Kansas state University, USA
  • November 18, Sophie Roman, Associate Professor at ISTO (Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans), France: “Multiphase Flow and Reactive Transport in Porous Media: an Experimental Microfluidic Approach
  • November 11, Hadi Hajibeygi, Associate Professor TU Delft, the Netherlands: “ADMIRE: a multiscale framework for subsurface energy storage in (fractured) geological formations
  • October 28, Dr. Ravi A. Patel, Institute of building materials and material testing laboratory (IMB/MPA), Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany: “Modelling complex degradation processes in concrete structures across material scales“. Presentation from Dr. Ravi Patel available on YouTube here
  • October 21, Dr. Steffen Berg, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands: “Upscaling Multiphase Flow from Pore to Darcy Scale – From a geometric state function of capillarity to a generalized description of wetting“. Presentation from Dr. Steffen Berg available on YouTube here
  • October 14, Dr. Joaquim Jimenez Martinez, Department Water Resources and Drinking Water, ETH Zurich, Switzerland: “Mixing control on fluid-fluid and fluid-solid chemical reactions in multiphase systems”. Presentation from Dr. Joaquim Jimenez Martinez available on YouTube here
  • October 7, Professor Martin Blunt, Department of Earth Science & Engineering at Imperial College London: “Flow in porous materials: a tale of X-rays, minimal surfaces and wettability“. Presentation from Professor Martin Blunt available on YouTube here
  • September 30, Dr. Thomas Ramstad, Principal researcher at Equinor, Trondheim: “The LBPM software package for simulating multiphase flow on digital images of porous rocks
  • September 23, Prof. Matthias Ihme from the Center for Turbulence, Research Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA: “Heterogeneous Combustion in Porous Media as Ultra-low Emission Combustion Concept“. Presentation from Prof. Matthias Ihme available on youTube here
  • September 21, Ass. Prof. Jan Torgersen and Post-doc Robert Bock from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Norway: “Parametric optimization and high-resolution fabrication of freeform Gas Diffusion Layers”
  • September 16, NIRS, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • September 9, Dr Federico Municchi, Research fellow in Applied Mathematics, University of Nottingham: “Multiscale modelling of transport in heteregeneous reactive media: conjugate transfer and surface reactions“. Presentation from Dr. Federico Municchi available on YouTube here
  • August 18, Daniel D. Jensen and Lars-Oliver Kautschor, TESCAN: “TESCAN DynaTOM – New opportunities in dynamic 3D X-ray imaging in the lab
  • June 25, Ann Muggeridge, Professor, Imperial College London, UK: “Viscous fingering – What is it and does it matter?
  • June 17, Andrès Arango-Restrepo, PhD candidate, Departament de Física de la Matéria Condensada, Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain: “Entropic transport for the delivery of nanoparticles
  • April 15, Joachim Falck Brodin, PoreLab, Department of Physics, UiO, Norway: “3D experiments on flow in porous media, with an optical 3D scanner
  • April 7, Renaud Toussaint, directeur de recherche, Institut de Physique du globe de Strasbourg, France: “#Stay home: How and why? R0 stories in SIR models, basics and confrontation to epidemiology statistics in the “Far-East” region (France)
  • April, 1, Dhrubaditya MITRA, : NORDITA, Stockholm University and KTH, Stockholm, Sweden: “Hydrodynamics with balls : Rheology and transport
  • Mars 11, Kristian Stølevik Olsen, PoreLab, Department of Physics, UiO, Norway: “The narrow escape problem for 2D active matter
  • February 19, Alex Hansen, PoreLab, department of Physics, NTNU, Norway: “Beyond the Darcy Law: When Viscous and Capillary Forces Compete Alex Hansen
  • January 13, Tom Bultreys, winner of the InterPore_PoreLab award 2019, Department of geology, Ghent University, Belgium: “Integrating pore-scale simulations and experiments of multi-phase flow in rocks


  • December 4, Miguel Rubi, University of Barcelona, Spain: “Entropic origin of the deviations from Darcy’s law in porous media“.
  • November 27, Erika Eiser, Professor, University of Cambridge, UK: “Particle transport in optically transparent colloidal gels
  • November 6, Diego Kingston, Ph.D. student in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina: “Minimum entropy production in diabatic distillation columns using rate-based models“.
  • October 30, Professor Dag Chun Standnes, Leading researcher at Equinor ASA & adjunct professor at University of Stavanger, Norway: “Molecular Fluid Fluctuations and Absolute Permeability of Porous Media”
  • October 30, Dr. Shaltiel Eloul, Post-doc researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK: “Self-Propulsion of Active Colloids via Direct Momentum Transfer“. 30.10.2019
  • October 23, Nasiru Idowu, Chief reservoir engineer and Digital Rock Technology Expert at iRock Technologie, Trondheim, Norway: “Reducing uncertainties in measured petrophysical data with high resolution 2D/3D Images
  • October 14, Professor François Renard, Section of Physics of Geological Processes, Department of Geosciences University of Oslo, Norway, and ISTerre, University Grenoble Alpes & CNRS, France: “Advanced 4D imaging of geological processes using synchrotron and neutron microtomography”
  • October 2, Professor Peter Daivis, School of Science cluster, Physics department, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia: “Anisotropic heat flow in shearing fluids by molecular dynamics simulations”.
  • September 25, Professor Signe Kjelstrup, Department of Chemistry, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway: “Modelling Electrochemical Cells with Porous Electrodes” 
  • September 19, Dr. Quirine Krol, PhD from ETH Zürich, and joining soon the College of Engineering, Montana State University in Bozemang, USA, as Post-doc researcher: “Evolution of snow microstructure”.
  • September 17, Professor David Grégoire, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France: “Upscaling (un)saturated transport properties in porous materials from pore size distributions”.
  • September 13, Professor Bjørn Birnir, Director of Center for Complex and Nonlinear Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA: “The timing of global change
  • September 10, Professor David Grégoire, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France: “Multi-physics couplings appearing in micro-to-macro porous media encompassing damage, transport and adsorption-induced strain
  • September 5, Professor Renaud Toussaint, CNRS research director, experimental geophysics, University of Strasbourg, France: “How local heating impacts fracture”
  • August 28, Professor Paul Gunnar Dommersnes, department of Physics, NTNU: “Condensation of active matter
  • June 25, Professor Majid Hassanizadeh, Managing Director at InterPore and Professor of Hydrogeology at Utrecht University: “Capillarity in porous media at different scales”
  • June 21, Research Associate Ali Telmadarreie, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs, Office of the Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary, Canada: “High-Resolution Inline Density Measurements: Insight on Multiphase Flow and Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
  • June 18, Professor Majid Hassanizadeh, Managing Director at InterPore and Professor of Hydrogeology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands: “Advanced theories of two-phase flow in deformable porous media; experimental and computation studies”
  • June 13, Dr. Antoine Léo Turquet, researcher at PoreLab Oslo, Norway: “A-MAZE-IN-FUELCELLS: Use of disordered labyrinth patterns in Fuelcells
  • June 12, Tran Quoc-Anh, Ph.D student in Computational Geomechanics from the Department of Civil Engineering at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland: “Landslides investigation and consequences“.
  • June 11, Professor Alex Hansen, Director for PoreLab, department of Physics, NTNU: “A Usable Theory for Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media at the Continuum”.
  • June 5, Professor Natalya Kizilova, Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland: “Porous structures, flows and minimum entropy production approach in biological materials and systems
  • June 4, Alain ZanellaLecturer at the University of Le Mans, France: “Natural fractures within impermeable and anisotropic sediments: from nature to experimental modeling”
  • May 29, Tufan Arslan, senior engineer at the NTNU IT development section, gives an introductory talk about openFOAM and its capabilities.
  • May 15, Professor Natalya Kizilova, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics: “Minimum entropy production approach to optimal design of the flow field plates in polymer electrolyte fuel cells”
  • May 15, Professor Natalya Kizilova, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics: “Nasal ducts of arctic animals as optimal heat and mass exchangers”
  • May 14, James Campbell, Post-doct PoreLab/Oslo and Njord center: “Ice nucleation in pores
  • April 25, Marios Valavanides, Associate Professor: “Two-phase flow in porous media: Validation, development, evolution and practical applications of the DeProF theoretical framework
  • April 24, Srutarshi Pradhan, researcher at the department of Physics, NTNU: “Overview of FBM works related to Porous Media research
  • April 10, Verónica Pérez ChávezProfessor at CETYS University, Mexico: “The use of effective medium theory in silicon photonics: An experimental and numerical study“.
  • April 3, Per Arne Slotte, Researcher at the Department of Geosciences and Petroleum, NTNU: “Predicting resistivity and permeability using Minkowski functionals
  • March 27, Diego Kingston, PhD candidate from Buenos Aires University, “Entropy production in chemical reactors: an heterogeneous model for the aniline synthesis reaction
  • March 20, Patrick Huber, from Hamburg University of Technology: “Soft Matter in Nanoporous Media: From Nanoscale Physics to Metamaterials’ Science
  • March 19, Benoit Cordonnier: “Investigation of porous rocks under X-ray and neutron sources
  • March 13, Arne Dag Fidjestøl from NTNU server group on IT services
  • March 6, Mohammad Hossein Golestan, PhD candidate, Geoscience and Petroleum department from NTNU: “Pore scale investigation of wettability alteration during low-salinity water flooding“.
  • February 27, Miguel Rubi, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Fundamental Physics at the University of Barcelona: “Entropic effects in particle transport through porous media”
  • January 30 Dr. Srutarshi Pradhan, Researcher, department of Physics, NTNU, Norway: “Proposals status and funding information
  • January 23 Dr. Marcel Moura, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway: “Unconventional transport mechanisms in porous media: connectivity enhancement due to thin film flow
  • January 18 Professor Wojciech Debski, Director, Department of Theoretical Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland: “Time Reversal Method, from mathematical principles to waveform analysis applications


  • December 5 Per-Arne Rikvold, researcher, department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway: “Nonequilibrium Phase Transition, Nucleation, and Stochastic Resonance in Uniaxial Ferromagnets Driven by an Oscillating Magnetic Field”
  • November 28 Dr. Gaute Linga, research scientist at SINTEF Digital Oslo, Norway: “Two-phase electrohydrodynamics in complex geometries – modelling and simulation
  • November 21 Professor Mette Rica Geiker, Department of Structural Engineering, NTNU, Norway: “Cement-Based Materials, Selected Research Questions“.
  • November 14 Dr. Janett Prehl, Research assistant in the group of Computational Physics, Technische Universität Chemnitz: Modeling the structure formation process of twin polymerization.
  • October 31 PhD student Kristian Stølevik Olsen at PoreLab Oslo, “Geometry and anomalous diffusion in frictional fingers“.
  • October 22 Ass. Prof. Erika Eiser, Reader in Soft Matter Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. “Microrheology of DNA hydrogels
  • October 16 Professor Satoshi Nishimura from the Faculty of Engineering, Field Engineering for the Environment, Hokkaido University, Japan. “Renewed approach in soil mechanics laboratory to frozen soils within THM framework
  • October 8 Professor Koji Amezawa from the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for advanced materials, Tohoku University, Secretary for KIFEE (Kyoto International Forum for Environment and Energy). “Operando 3-dimensional observation of reaction distribution in composite positive electrode for bulk-type all-solid-state lithium ion secondary batteries by using CT-XAFS
  • October 3 Professor Natalya Kizilova from the Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. “Biological Networks: Principles of Design, Local and Global Optimization
  • September 26 Per Arne Slotte. “In search of the missing state variables(s)”. The presentation is about state variables for two-phase flow in porous media, mainly in the low-rate (high capillary number) regime.
  • September 19 Dr Srutarshi Prandhan. “Summary of the proposals from PoreLab since last summer“, and a brainstorming session for new projects
  • September 12 Professor Alex Hansen. “Two-Phase Flow using Polar Coordinates
  • August 30 Tom Vincent-Dospital from the University of Strasbourg. “Thermal weakening of cracks
  • August 22 Dr Srutarshi Prandhan and Dr Mathias Winkler. “Funding information” and “Grant writing for Newcomers
  • August 16 Professor Tamio Ikeshoji, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST, Japan. “Non-equilibrium and electrochemical simulations from Classical MD to First-Principles MD
  • June 13 Professor Bjørn Hafskjold, NTNU.  “Entropy production in shock waves
  • May 30 Professor Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron, “Phase transitions in models of opinion dynamics
  • April 11th Benoit Loranger, NTNU, “Frozen soil
  • March 21th Kristian Olsen, UIO. “Anomalous diffusion on deformed trees”
  • March 7th Alex Hansen, NTNU. “Renormalization Group Approach to Fracture
  • February 21th Le Xu, UiO. “Experimental Observation of Dissolution Finger Growth in Radial Geometry“.
  • February 14th Eivind Bering, NTNU. “Fully atomistic simulations of polymeric fiber bundles
  • February 7th Guillaume Dumazer, UiO. “When dense suspensions are getting denser“.
  • January 10th Jonas Tøgersen Kjellstadli, NTNU. “Local load sharing in the fiber bundle model“.


  • December 6th Astrid Fagertun Gunnarshaug, NTNU. “Single Electrode Entropy Change for LiCoO2 Electrodes“.
  • November 29th Srutarshi Pradhan, NTNU. “Introduction to fiber budle models“.
  • November 22th Øivind Wilhelmsen, NTNU. “The influence of curvature on the surface tension of multicomponent droplets and bubbles“. In addition Jianying He will lecture on “Atomistic insights into the nanofluids transport through ultra-confined capillary“.

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