My research interests lie in the area of geo-materials engineering with a focus on advancing the understanding of coupled and reactive processes in soil and rock in relation to energy and environmental applications through experimental investigation and numerical modelling.
Coupled thermal, hydraulic, chemical and mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils.
Chemo-mechanical processes under demanding environments (e.g. elevated temperature effects, rock matrix acidising)
Reactive transport modelling of chemicals and gas in porous media
Clay barriers for geoenvironmental applications (e.g. geological disposal of HLW)
Thermo-active geo-structures (e.g. ground-based energy systems)