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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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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Davood Dadrasajirlou, PhD candidate at IBM/NTNU, is joining PoreLab

Davood Dadrasajirlou, PhD candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTNU, joined our PoreLab team at NTNU. Davood started his PhD in July 2019. He is working on thermodynamic of deformable soft clays. The topic of his project can be connected to WP2 (deformable porous media) and WP5 (thermodynamic driving forces). His

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Onsager Professorship 2019 – Medal and Lecture

From left to right: Miguel Rubi, Alex Hansen, Signe Kjelstrup, Daan Frenkel, Erika Eiser,and Dick Bedeaux (picture: Marie-Laure Olivier) The distinguished scientist selected for the Onsager professorship this year is Daan Frenkel from the University of Cambridge. He received the Onsager silver medal on Nov.7, and gave the lecture “Entropy and complex assembly” in front

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Visit of Professor Peter Daivis to PoreLab Trondheim

Visit from Professor Peter Daivis to PoreLab Trondheim – From left to right: Bjørn Hafskjold, Dick Bedeaux, Miguel Rubi, Peter Daivis, Signe Kjelstrup, Faezeh Pousaneh, Olav Galteland, Astrid de Wijn, Michael Rauter Professor Peter Daivis, Department of Physics at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia, visited PoreLab on September 30 – October 4, 2019.

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