My research aims to advance our knowledge of fluid flow and transport in porous media and improve simulation and prediction by observing and characterizing complex flow processes at different scales. I have applied my research to carbonate reservoirs, water resources and sustainability and CO2 storage in geologic formations. Most of my work centers on developing novel laboratory methods and experiments that provide unique datasets that are of great importance to better identify and understand the relevant small-scale mechanisms controlling subsurface environment dynamics, and their interplays.
In particular I have placed a strong focus on investigating the effect of reservoir rock structure on single reactive flow and multiphase flow by conducting pore-scale and core-scale core-flooding experiments on real rocks coupled with X-ray computed tomography imaging.
Phys Sci Res Assoc, Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Pore-scale Considerations on Ostwald Ripening in Rocks
2017; 114: 4857-4864
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1626
Pore-scale Evolution of Trapped CO2 at Early Stages Following Imbibition Using Micro-CT Imaging
2017; 114: 4872-4878
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1628
Pore-scale capillary pressure analysis using multi-scale X-ray micromotography
Advances in Water Resources
2017; 104: 223-241
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.04.006
- The Impact of Sub-Resolution Porosity of X-ray Microtomography Images on the Permeability TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA 2016; 113 (1): 227-243
- Anti-correlated Porosity-Permeability Changes During the Dissolution of Carbonate Rocks: Experimental Evidences and Modeling TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA 2015; 107 (2): 595-621
Diversity and geochemical structuring of bacterial communities along a salinity gradient in a carbonate aquifer subject to sea water intrusion
FEMS Microbiol Ecol.
View details for DOI 10.1111/1574-6941.12445
Multi-scale X-ray tomography analysis of carbonate porosity
Geological Society London Special Publications
View details for DOI 10.1144/SP406.12
- Electrical and flow properties of highly heterogeneous carbonate rocks AAPG BULLETIN 2014; 98 (1): 49-66
- Geochemical investigations of saltwater intrusion into the coastal carbonate aquifer of Mallorca, Spain APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY 2013; 39: 1-10