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 of the research design, the statistics employed, the appropriateness of the controls that were used, etc. There might be an attempt to synthesize together the results of several papers, even if some of these results might first appear to contradict each other. Even if the results of the study are seen as valid, there might be a discussion of how useful the results are and if these results might lead to new research or to new applications.
Journal clubs are sometimes used in the education of graduate or professional students. These help make the student(s) become more familiar with the advanced literature in their new field of study. In addition, these journal clubs help improve the students’ skills of understanding and debating current topics of active interest in their field.
 “A Study on the Coffee Spilling Phenomena in the Low Impulse Regime,” Jiwon Han, Achievements in the Life Sciences, vol. 10, no. 1, 2016, pp. 87-101
Second presentation by Carl Fredrik Berg, Associate Professor of PoreLab:
“A novel relative permeability model base on mixture theory approach accounting for solid-fluid and fluid-fluid interactions“, Standnes, D.C., Evje, S. & Andersen, P.Ø. Transp Porous Med (2017) 119: 707.
The third presentation by Dick Bedeaux, Professor and Principal Investigator of PoreLab:
“Nonlinear flow response of soft hair beds“. Alvarado, José & Comtet, Jean & de Langre, Emmanuel & E. Hosoi, A. (2017). Nature Physics. 10.1038/nphys4225.
The fourth presentation by Alex Hansen, Professor and Principal Investigator of PoreLab:
“Local Pore Size Correlations Determine Flow Distributions in Porous Media“. Karen Alim, Shima Parsa, David A. Weitz, and Michael P. Brenner. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 144501 – Published 3 October 2017
The fifth presentation by Marco Sauermoser, PhD of PoreLab:
“Effect of permeability on the dynamic field in the PEM fuel cell“. Zina Belkhiri, Hocine Ben Moussa, Djamel Haddad, Kafia Oulmi. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Volume 40, Issue 39, 19 October 2015, Pages 13789-13798