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 six principal scientists from physics, chemistry and reservoir engineering.


The PoreLab course on ” Experimental techniques in condensed matter physics ” will be offered in the 2019 fall semester. The course is offered for both, Ph.D. and master students. The code for the Ph.D. level is FYS9240. The master level code is FYS4420. The lectures will be held in PoreLab Oslo and PoreLab Trondheim. For more

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Director of PoreLab, Professor Alex Hansen, speaks about Open Science at Frontiers

Alex speaks about Open Science at Frontiers. Watch him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkScXGTOOOM&t=29s The Frontiers Forum brings together 400+ top global scientists and other thought leaders. It provides a valuable opportunity for the Frontiers community to see and discuss the latest in Open Science – and the Science Unlimited event showcases inspiring developments powering our world of

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Invitation to the PoreLab course 1, “Theory and simulation of flow in complex media” (FYS 4465/FYS 9465 at UiO and KJ 8210 at NTNU)

The PoreLab course 1 on ” Theory and simulation of flows in complex media ” will be organized during the fall semester 2019. The courses are held in Oslo at the PoreLab video communication room in the Physics Building, University of Oslo, with a video connection in Trondheim from our meeting room at our PoreLab

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XXVI Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Sitges, 27-31 May 2019

Alex, Signe and Dick were plenary speakers at the XXVI Sitges conference on Statistical Mechanics this year. Dick and Signe hold a presentation on “Hill’s Nano-thermodynamics Reproduces Gibbs’ Thermodynamics for Curved Surfaces” and Alex’ presentation was about “A Statistical Mechanics for Flow in Porous Media“. FacebookTwitterPrintLinkedinemail

Visit from Professor Majid Hassanizadeh, Managing Director InterPore, at PoreLab Trondheim

Professor Majid Hassanizadeh, Managing Director at InterPore and Professor of Hydrogeology at Utrecht University, is coming to PoreLab Trondheim on June 18th. He will give a total of 14 hours course speaking about “Fundamentals of multiphase flow in porous media – From the molecular scale to the REV scale – Averaging-thermodynamic approach for development of

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Xin Wang, Director of Pore-Scale Imaging Lab, China, visits PoreLab Trondheim

On Tuesday 30th April Xin Wang, Director of Pore-scale Imaging Lab, Qingdao City, China, visited PoreLab Trondheim. The purpose of the visit was to probe for possible collaborations with our laboratory. Both Wang and representatives from PoreLab had presentations of work, and Wang had a laboratory tour of our reservoir lab, the SINTEF reservoir lab

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Eirik Flekkøy on the famous TV program “Brille”

Professor Eirik Grude Flekkøy was invited on April 23rd to participate to the famous Norwegian TV program, “Brille”, on TV Norge. “Brille” is a studio-based quiz program combining humor and science and presented by Harald Eia. You can watch the program under Dplay here: https://www.dplay.no/programmer/brille Eirik is interviewed during the last part of the program (scroll

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