PoreLab lecture with Dr Zhongzheng Wang from Queensland University of Technology on March 20th

Welcome to the next PoreLab lecture!

Who: Dr Zhongzheng Wang from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Dr Zhongzheng Wang is currently a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He completed the Cotutelle PhD Program from the University of Sydney and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, after which he joined QUT in 2021. His research interests encompass a wide range of topics within the field of multiphase flow and granular materials.  He develops advanced computational techniques to efficiently and accurately simulate fluid transport processes that are critical for various engineering applications, in particular in the fields of energy and geotechnical engineering.

When: Wednesday March 20th at 10:00 (Norway time).


Online talk in the common room (PoreLab Trondheim), and in the Kelvin room (PoreLab Oslo). From anywhere else, you will be able to join via the following Zoom link:

Title: Microfluidics Inspired from Multiphase Flow in Porous Media


Flow in porous media is a ubiquitous phenomenon with relevance to numerous engineering applications. The intricate pore-scale mechanisms inherent in multiphase flow processes not only raise scientific interest but also offer valuable insights into the development of microfluidic systems—miniature platforms for manipulating fluid flow. In this presentation, I will delve into three case studies showcasing the design and implementation of microfluidic devices inspired by pore-scale mechanisms in multiphase flow in porous media. These case studies include (1) the precise control of multiphase flow in porous microfluidics, (2) the phenomenon of spontaneous droplet movement on patterned surfaces, and (3) the simultaneous measurement of interfacial tension and viscosity in a dual-channel multiphase system.