Lab & Facilities
Teaching at The University of Manchester
- Solid Fluid Systems (CHEN 20061, 10 credits, yearly): The unit aims to introduce the fundamental concepts and application of equations describing particle-fluid interactions and particle motion to model physical systems within the context of industrial applications aiming to design solid-fluid separation processes.
- Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media (15 credit, yearly): Understanding and quantification of transport processes in porous media plays an essential role in petroleum engineering and many environmental and hydrological applications including soil salinization, contaminant transport, soil remediation, enhanced oil recovery, drying of porous materials, filtration, and multiphase flow in porous media. This course will focus on transport processes in porous media with a particular focus on natural porous media such as soil. Students will learn the basic physics and mathematical models used to describe and quantify transport of gas, water and solute in porous media. Analytical and numerical methods used to solve governing transport equations will be covered, and modern techniques (e.g. fractal analysis and pore-scale imaging) related to the transport processes in porous media will be introduced.
Previous teaching at Boston University
- Geodynamics II: Fluids and Fluid Transport (ES 483/ES 683, 4 credit, yearly): Large and small-scale phenomena in oceanic, atmospheric, and land surface fluids. Properties of gases and liquids; surface body forces; statics; flow analysis; continuity and momentum conservation; Darcy's Law; potential, open channel, and geostrophic flow; dimensional analysis; diffusion, turbulence.
Prerequisites: MA 124 or 127 or 129 and PY 211 and ES 360, or consent of instructor.
- Introduction to Hydrology (ES 317, 4 credits): Introduction to the science of hydrology and to the role of water as a resource, a hazard, and an integral component of the Earth's climatic, biological, and geological systems.
Prerequisites: ES 101 or 105 or 140 or 142 or 144 or GE 104; MA 121, 123, or 127, or consent of instructor.
- Transport Processes in Soils (ES 515, 4 credits): This course will focus on the understanding of various transport processes in soil. You will learn how to use mathematical models to quantify transport of gas, water and solute in soil which is essential in many environmental and hydrological applications.
Prerequisites: MA 123, MA 124, and PY 211 or (or equivalent), or consent of instructor.
- Quantitative Methods for Earth Sciences I: Mechanics of Earth Materials (ES 701, 4 credits, Fall, offered alternate years): Characterization of the response of complex natural systems to forcing using the methods of continuum mechanics. The convection and diffusion phenomena in Earth's system, mechanics of materials in Earth (stress and strain) and friction and faulting in the earth?s crust will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and completion of MA 123, MA 124, PY 211, PY 212 (or equivalents), or consent of instructor.