Dr Lin Ma

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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I am a NERC & Presidential Research Fellow focusing on Multi-scale 3D/4D imaging and characterization of rocks (Digital rocks) in geoenergy reservoirs and subsurface energy storage. I am also a University of Manchester at Harwell fellow in the theme of subsurface energy and storage.

My current research aims to build novel and advanced 3D/4D digital approaches and correlative experiments to fully understand the complicated pore networks and the reactions of subsurface energy (e.g. natural gas, geothermal, hydrogen and CO2) with rocks under subsurface conditions (e.g. temperature, pressure, and chemistry) cross multiple scales (nm to cm). This will achieve the goal of enabling economic growth and environment protection via applications of clean energy extraction and subsurface energy storage.

PhD applications and research collaborations are welcome. lin.ma@manchester.ac.uk


Research Fellow, University of Manchester 2017-

PDRA, University of Manchester, 2016-2017

PhD Petroleum geosciences, University of Manchester, 2012-2015

MSc Petroleum geology, Jilin University, 2009-2012

BSc Petroleum geology, Jilin University, 2005-2009

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  • QE Geology - 3D/4D Imaging, unconventional reservoirs, CO2 sequestration, shale

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