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.

Invitations to Submit Manuscripts to Special Issues on 1. Nanoscale Thermodynamics and 2. Application of Nanoparticles for Oil Recovery

Invitations to Submit Manuscripts to the Specials Issues on: 1.Nanoscale Thermodynamics with Professor Signe Kjelstrup as Guest Editor. Deadline 22 June 2020. 2.Application of Nanoparticles for Oil Recovery with Professor Ole Torsæter as Guest Editor. Deadline 20 August 2020. Nanomaterials is an Open Access Journal.

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NORDITA conference on Complexity in the Physics of Fracture

The upcoming conference on Complexity in the Physics of Fracture from May 4 to May 15, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden is open for registration.

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GRC Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media

Interactions Between Fluids, Elements, Materials, Energy and Life in Porous and Fractured Media - July 19 - 24, 2020 - Les Diablerets, Switzerland

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Atta-ul Monem Ayaz defends his PhD thesis at the University of Strasbourg on December 16

On Monday, December 16, 2019 Atta-ul Monem Ayaz will defend his thesis  titled “Experimental and numerical investigation of cluster morphologies and dynamic during biphasic flow in porous media”.  The thesis is a  joint Phd  thesis  between the University of Strasbourg and the University of Oslo through a Cotutelle-agreement.  The defense will take place at the

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Welcome to the thesis defense of Bahador Najafiazar on December 13th in Trondheim

Bahador Najafiazar – Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway Defence of Thesis: December 13th Bahador Najafaziar has submitted the following academic thesis as a part of the doctoral work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geoscience and Petroleum « HyGreGel: A new class of gel systems

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Presentation from Voxaya, specialist on 3D imaging and porous materials, at NTNU on Dec.3

Voxaya’ mission is to create efficient and easy-to-use software that aim at making 3D imaging technologies straightforward to the greatest number of users, engineers and researchers. Dr. Olivier Rodriguez, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer at Voxaya, is visiting NTNU on December 3rd and will give a presentation at 14:15, NTNU, Valgrinda, PTS1, room 162, on

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Publication about “Predicting Resistivity and Permeability of Porous Media Using Minkowski Functionals”

Per Arne Slotte, Carl Fredrik Berg and Hamid Hosseinzade Khanamiri released their last publication in “Transport in Porous Media”. volume 130, no.3, December 2019. Read the article here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11242-019-01363-2 Abstract: Predicting Resistivity and Permeability of Porous Media Using Minkowski Functionals | SpringerLink Permeability and formation factor are important properties of a porous medium that only depend on

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Welcome to the thesis defence of Reidun Aadland from PoreLab Trondheim on Dec 5.

Reidun Cecilie Grønfur Aadland – Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway Defence of Thesis: December 5th Reidun Cecilie Grønfur Aadland has submitted the following academic thesis as a part of the doctoral work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geoscience and Petroleum « Experimental Study

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EarthFlows Winter Seminar on Dec. 6th, Oslo

The EarthFlows research group at the department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, is hosting a short winter seminar for its network members on Friday, December 6th. Keynote speaker is Jérôme Weiss from the “Institut des Sciences de la Terre”, Grenoble, France.  The seminar is open for all who are interested. See the full program under. Time

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Oumuamua, the first known interstellar visitor to our solar system, is a dust bunny

Professor Eirik Flekkøy from PoreLab University of Oslo explains the nature of Oumuamua under Popular Science. Read the article here: https://www.popsci.com/story/space/oumuamua-not-aliens-maybe-dust/ More articles about Oumuamua available here: Interesting Engineering: https://interestingengineering.com/scientists-rule-out-aliens-as-the-explanation-for-oumuamua Newshub: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/11/interstellar-visitor-oumuamua-just-gets-stranger-and-stranger.html And in French: https://eost.unistra.fr/actualites/actualite/article/et-maintenant-les-moutons-dans-lespace-de-poussiere/ FacebookTwitterPrintLinkedinemail

Invitation to send abstract to the mini-symposia MS18 at InterPore 2020 Qingdao

Participants to the next InterPore2020 Conference, that will be held on May 25-28, 2019 in Qingdao, China, are invited to contribute an abstract to the mini symposium MS18 titled “Innovative methods for the characterization, monitoring, and in situ remediation of contaminated soils and aquifers“. See the session description below, also at https://events.interpore.org/event/23/page/154-minisymposia) Guidelines for abstract

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PoreLab researcher Marcel Moura, special guest at the Brazilian radio “Cultura”

Dr. Marcel Moura, Researcher at PoreLab Oslo, was a special guest for an hour-long radio program in Brazil on October 29th. He was interviewed in relation with recent oil spill along the Brazilian coasts. Brazil is going through a tremendous environmental disaster: more than 2000 km of its pristine beaches have been affected by a

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