A new Special Interest Group

Thursday 17 October 2019

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Ran Holtzman, from the University’s Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems, is leading a new Special Interest Group (SIG) entitled “Flow, deformation, and reaction patterns in porous media.”

The group seeks to understand, predict and eventually control the patterns that emerge in porous and granular materials by fluid flow. Examples include the creation of flow-induced preferential conduits (so-called fingers or channels) by hydrodynamic instabilities, fracturing, dissolution and deposition of solutes and particles.

The knowledge acquired by the group will be applied to a range of applications, ranging from 3D printing, coating, microfluidics, and filtering to water resources, carbon geo-sequestration, sediment erosion and enhanced energy recovery.

The group comprises 40 leading scientists from 15 institutions, including Coventry, Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Nottingham, Swansea, Imperial College and Herriot-Watt. This SIG is part of the UK Fluids Network funded by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

For more information and to join this SIG, please email Ran at ran.holtzman@coventry.ac.uk.