Porous Media Tea Time Talk #6

We are happy to invite you to our next Porous Media Tea Time Talks (#PorousMediaTTT) session on 8.09.2020 at 10.30 am CEST/local time on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuK0ogQKdSxq6pW-vljLN1Q​.


Remember that you can use the comment field to send questions anytime (you don’t have to wait until the end of the presentation, give the moderators some work :D)


The two presentations are:


About the use of 3D printing to investigate pore-scale processes
By: Alexandros Patsoukis Dimou, Heriot-Watt University, UK


  • Achieving repeatable 3D printed micromodels
  • Micromodel geometry validation using Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Advantages and disadvantages of 3D printed micromodels and porous media applications




Multi-scale numerical approach for dissolution and precipitation processes in porous media

By: Manuela Bastidas Olivares, Hasselt University, Belgium


  • A multi-scale iterative scheme to solve a two-scale phase-field model for mineral precipitation and dissolution processes in porous media.
  • Convergence analysis of a multi-scale iterative method 
  • Efficient numerical simulations involving coupling of scales and handling of non-linearities.


I think both of the presentations are of direct interest for our activity in PoreLab. 3D printing is opening new possibilities for the construction of models in 2 and 3 dimensions. There are a number of different techniques on the market and in the past years we have also tried some of them in Oslo. It will be good to see what the team from Heriot-Watt is doing. PoreLab folks have also been involved in the experimental investigation of dissolution and precipitation processes, for example in the PhD work of Le Xu. It will be good to know about the numerical challenges of such processes, the topic of the second presentation.


The goal of the Porous Media TTT is to act as a complimentary platform to the already very successful Geoscience and Geoenergy webinars with the focus placed on young professionals.


This year is bringing in many new challenges to the worldwide porous media community, and those challenges can be particularly harsh against those of us at an early career stage. As conferences worldwide are being cancelled or postponed, many of us are found with little practical outlet to advertise our recent work and interact with the broader scientific community. With that in mind, we, a team of young porous media researchers from different groups, have decided to create a virtual outlet, the Porous Media Tea Time Talks  to help fill in that gap in form of a regular webinar.


The 30 min webinar, including two presentations (2 x 10 + 5 min) from speakers of different institutes, will occur fortnightly at varying times to accommodate researchers from around the world.


Please feel free to share and forward the invite.


We are very much looking forward to seeing you online!


Best wishes, Marcel Moura and the PorousMediaTTT team