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PhD Research Fellow in Applied and Computational Mathematics – Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Resources (CSSR)
University of Bergen
The main focus of the PhD project lies on the development and implementation of robust, modular coupling strategies for accurate, reliable multi-model simulations with applications of the green transition. The project combines flow in porous media, numerical mathematics, and machine learning. For more information follow the link.
PhD candidate, 3 years
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
3 year position in the Priority Program PP 2089 „Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions” (

Topic "Reactive Transport and Structure Formation in Porous Media" in the Section „Modelling and Numerics“ at the Department of Mathematics at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg/Germany
PhD/Postdoc vacancy: Modelling of bioremediation processes and their electrical signature in the unsaturated zone
Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans
Soils, sediments and groundwater are increasingly endangered by anthropogenic contamination, especially industrial pollutants from accidental spills, leaks or improper management. Among persistent organic pollutants petroleum hydrocarbons (e.g., light NAPLs) are known to be toxic and carcinogenic for humans, and their contamination of soils and aquifers is of great environmental concern. Light-NAPLs have a tendency to stay at the top of the water table because they have a density lower than that of water and a low water solubility. They are highly volatile and very slow to degrade naturally because the residual phase is trapped in the smear zone between the vadose zone and the aquifer and they are not completely dissolved in the plume. In the context of the ecological transition, there is an urgent need to develop efficient and sustainable remediation techniques to clean up sites contaminated by LNAPLs.
In situ bioremediation consists in changing environmental conditions (e.g., pH, temperature, water content, salinity, oxygen availability and nutrients) in order to stimulate growth of microorganisms degrading organic pollutants to less toxic compounds or removing them without adversely affecting the environment. Due to its cost-saving potential and the environmental benefit of in situ techniques compared to conventional ex situ techniques, the interest of commercial providers for enhanced bioremediation is steadily increasing.
The position is located in Orléans, France at the Earth Sciences Institute of Orléans (ISTO). The PhD/Postdoc project is part of IMAGE, a project funded by the French National Agency for Research, that aims at deciphering the electric signature of processes associated with in-situ bioremediation. IMAGE is a consortium of academic and industrial partners including ISTO, BRGM (French Geological Survey), Sorbonne University, Geosciences Rennes, and IRIS Instrument.
PhD student – Particle transport by diffusiophoresis in porous media
Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans
Many engineering applications foreseen the usage of small particles for groundwater remediation or for sealing damaged geological confinement barriers, however, delivering materials to a contaminated or damaged region is challenging. The ERC project TRACE-it aims at controlling the flow of colloidal particles in subsurface geological environments using in situ solute concentration gradients. The phenomenon, known as diffusiophoresis, has a tremendous potential to move colloids to regions that are inaccessible by conventional transport. Diffusiophoretic transport in porous media, however, has received very little attention so far, especially in standard transport in porous media models where it remains unconsidered.
The objective is to describe diffusiophoretic transport of colloids in porous media at the pore-scale, and to include diffusiophoresis in transport models at the macroscale. Given the state-of-the-art on diffusiophoretic transport, a description of this phenomenon in complex geometries is needed. Besides, in current diffusiophoresis models the distribution of chemical concentrations relies on oversimplified models, e.g. linear concentration profile in a straight channel. In this work, for the first time, we will couple solute distributions predicted for subsurface processes (task done in parallel of the PhD work) and diffusiophoretic transport, at the pore-scale and at the macroscale.

S. Marbach, H. Yoshida, L. Bocquet (2020), Local and global force balance for diffusiophoretic transport, J. Fluid Mech. 892, A6.
S. Shin, J. Ault, P. Warren, H. Stone (2017), Accumulation of Colloidal Particles in Flow Junctions Induced by Fluid Flow and Diffusiophoresis”, Physical Review X7
C. Soulaine, J. Maes, S. Roman (2021), Computational microfluidics for geosciences, Frontiers in Water: 3,p. 11.
D. Velegol, A. Garg, R. Guha, A. Kar, M. Kumar (2016), Origins of concentration gradients for diffusiophoresis, Soft Matter: 12 (21), pp. 4686–4703.
Postdoc - Salt solutions in nanoporous media
CNRS (Institute for Light & Matter)
Solutions evaporating from disordered nanoporous media: optics and patterns. See link for details.
Ph.D. thesis on Capillary effects in heterogeneous porous reservoirs
Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans
PhD position in atomistic modelling
Institute for Computational Physics
The ICP (University of Stuttgart) is seeking a PhD candidate who will perform atomistic simulations in order to study oversolubility and electrolyte properties under confinement and constant potential situations for electrocatalysis of CO2-reduction under confinement.
Postdoc Computational Position
University of Manchester
30months PDRA in LB development for salt precipitation during CCS

Please check the link

‌‌Openings for PDF, PhD l, and visiting students
University of Calgary
Our interfacial flow and porous media lab has a few positions in postdoctoral, PhD, and visiting student levels. The research focus is on experimental fluid dynamics and multiphase flow in porous media. In particular, you will work on the link between interfacial materials and interface evolution in porous media, dynamics of three phase contact line, and evaporation. We use confocal laser scanning microscopy and microPIV for flow visualization and drop shape analyzer (with oscillating drop module) and rheometer (with interfacial shear module) for interface characterization.
Link: None
Postdoc in numerical modeling of CO2 storage processes
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
In mid-June, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is planning to announce a job opening for a postdoc, specializing in numerical modeling of CO2 storage processes. The anticipated contract start is in Q3 2022 with the duration of 2 years with a possible prolongation.


The successful candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team, working towards de-risking of several CO2 storage projects in saline aquifers and depleted oil fields.


Candidates must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in mathematics, physical science, or engineering.


A preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

• Excellent knowledge of multiphase flow and transport in porous media

• Experience of developing numerical models of flow in porous media

• Experience in reactive flow modelling

• Knowledge of C++, Python, and MATLAB programming languages

• Experience with commercial simulation tools (Eclipse, CMG, TOUGHREACT)

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


If you are interested, please send your application letter, CV, and a list of publications to Nikolai Andrianov at
MS/ PhD in Computational Geoscience and reservoir simulation
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
DSFT is led by Dr. Bicheng Yan, assistant Professor of Energy Resource and Petroleum Engineering Program. He is also affiliated to the Ali I. AI-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) in the Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

We are currently looking for motivated students with a strong STEM background to enrich DSFT, including fully-funded MS and Ph.D. positions, and also visiting students and scholars.

Competitive applicants are expected to have a strong STEM background in areas such as, Reservoir Simulation, Fluid mechanics, Geomechanics, Thermodynamics, Reactive transport, Numerical methods (Finite Element, Finite volume, Finite Difference), Data Assimilation, Optimization, or Machine/Deep learning.

Please send your CV to Prof. Bicheng Yan by email at if you have a good match and are interested. M.S./Ph.D. applicants should also apply through KAUST’s official website.
Ms, PhD or postdoc position in porous media deformation
Technion - Israel institute of technology
for details see talk 189
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Teesside University - candidates must be from China/Malaysia/Nigeria/Hungary
Teesside University
At the Engineering department of Teesside University we are looking to welcome applications for a fellowship role within the AMOGO-Biochar project which is a UK-China-BRI project funded by the British Council.

This role will support a wide range of activities within the funded AMIGO-Biochar project, which is a four-year project and a collaboration between UK, China, Nigeria, Malaysia, Brunei, and Hungary.

We focus on developing high quality biochar from a range of feedstock relevant to the partner countries. The fellow will develop a plan to produce biochar and characterise them to study their performance for water purification and soil enhancement. The project also investigates biochar as a carbon negative solution and its contribution to achieving Net Zero targets globally.

You must be from China/Malaysia/Nigeria/Hungary. You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) with a major material science and engineering or chemical/environmental engineering component and an interest in water and/or soil applications. You should be willing to learn about the energy and environment sector.

Good level of English is essential.

The AMIGO-Biochar project is led by Dr Tannaz Pak from the Engineering department at Teesside University. To apply please email your CV to Dr Tannaz Pak:

Project duration and funding:
The initial appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility of extending for up to two years (in total). The project will cover your flight tickets to the UK and visa fees. You will receive a payment of £1000 per month to cover your living expenses while working with us at Teesside.

The fellow should start their job by 1st of Oct. 2022.
Lecturer/Software Developer
Delft University of Technology
The Department of Geoscience and Engineering Technische Universiteit Delft is currently recruiting a lecturer/software developer to support our growing number of exciting research projects in computational geoscience and geoenergy.
PhD in Data Assimilation and Optimization
NORCE Research
Optimization of renewable-powered production operations and calibration of surrogate models for reservoir flow.
PhD and/or Postdoc in computational fluid/solid mechanics
The Pennsylvania State University
I am looking for potentially hiring a PhD student and/or postdoc for Spring 2023 (or Fall 2023). The research will focus on fluid/solid mechanics in porous materials at the micron scale. Candidates with a very strong computational, programming, and mathematical background are actively sought. PhD candidates with a strong experimental background in solid mechanics and/or CT imaging are also encouraged to apply. When emailing me (, include a CV, unofficial transcripts, and a brief personal statement outlining your interests and motivation. The screening will begin in earnest in July 2022. Until then, expect some delays in obtaining a response. Use the prefix "SP_2023: " in your email title.
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