PhD project: Modeling of the behavior of a fractured porous medium submitted to gas pressurization

Applications are welcomed for a PhD position in Navier lab (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, IFSTTAR, CNRS) on the simulation of fractured porous media. The PhD project aims at setting up a numerical model of fractured porous medium with application to the simulation of claystone for nuclear wastes storage. Candidates must hold a Master of Science or equivalent in mechanics and physics of (geo)-materials with a strong taste for numerical modeling.

More details about this PhD position in the attached document:

PhD position: Numerical and experimental approaches on the behavior of salt caverns during storage of hydrogen and other gases

PhD opportunity at the École des Mines de Paris – Centre des Géosciences – Fontainebleau

This proposed PhD thesis is dedicated to investigate the integrity of salt cavern mechanical and thermodynamic behavior during fast and slow cycling while addressing the entire complexity of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) problem, i.e. full discretization of the cavern, gas cavern velocity and thermodynamic variables spatial variations, nature of flow, and the 3D thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of salt. Moreover, the problem of H2O storage in salt caverns is particular from other gases. This is attributed to the large mobility of hydrogen induced by its very small molecular length, and its potential reactivity with other chemical species that can be present in the storage environment. We aspire that this PhD thesis would shed a light on the phenomenon of hydrogen seepage into the salt rock during fast and slow cycling.

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PhD position at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany

Applications are invited for an open PhD position at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) within the research training group GRK 2462 “Processes in natural and technical Particle-Fluid-Systems” (PintPFS), founded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG).

In the framework of the graduate school, Particle-Fluid-Systems are investigated in an interdisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of researchers from the fields of civil engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering and materials research as well as a multitude of experimental and numerical research methods. PhD students are supposed to work on individual but interlinked research topics in an excellent research group accompanied by guest scientists, lectures and workshops as well as hard and soft skill seminars. The PhD project at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering supervised by Prof. Jürgen Grabe is entitled:

Experimental and numerical investigation of PFS under consideration of capillary effects

For further information on the project, please contact Prof. Jürgen Grabe.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Grabe
Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management

Harburger Schloßstraße 20
21079 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 42878 3762
E-Mail: grabe[at]

The full job advertisement with information for applicants can be found via the following link

PhD position at Heriot Watt University

Heriot Watt University is now accepting applications for a PhD opportunity on “The effects of fluid flow on the transport properties of faults in Enhanced Geothermal Systems”. Applications will be accepted until 1 February 2019. More information can be found at the link