Dr Amer Syed
2011, PhD (Earth Sciences), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, England.
2005, MS (Ocean Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.
A portable triaxial cell for beamline imaging of rocks under triaxial state of stressMeasurement Science and Technology, vol. 32, 095403Contributions to Journals: Articles
A Systems Based Modelling Tool for the Selection of Wave Energy Device to Power Remote IslandsContributions to Conferences: Papers
Enhanced Oil Recovery by Polymer Flooding: Direct, Low-Cost Visualization in a Hele-Shaw CellEducation Sciences, vol. 9, no. 3, 186Contributions to Journals: Articles
New insights into fracture mechanics of sedimentary rocks using neutron tomography and mechanical tests11th World Conference on Neutron RadiographyContributions to Conferences: Posters
In-situ imaging of fractured rock and flow through them using simultaneous neutron and X-ray computed tomography, EPSRCImpact, vol. 2017, pp. 61-63Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
Research OverviewAmer's research interests are broadly in the area of applied mechanics and is a member of the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research. He is also interested in the sociological aspects of engineering and social justice.
Micromechanics of granular media – inferences through direct observations:
The focus of this theme is on the understanding the deformation and failure of geomaterials through direct observations. Experimental technique is being developed to acquire and quantify observations at different spatial scales to develop a multiscale framework to understand the mechanics of geomaterials. This project is carried out in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA for the acquisition of simultaneous X-ray and neutron 3-D tomograms of various geomaterials (different sizes of sand, sandstones and soil) under varied loading conditions. The microscopic observations from these tomograms are combined with the macroscopic observations from standard tests in rock/soil mechanics (i.e. triaxial tests).
Recent work can be accessed here: Micromechanics of rocks- World Neutron Radiography Congress poster
Underwater systems devices:
The focus of this theme is to design and assessment of underwater electromechanical systems for a wide variety of applications including monitoring and repair of marine structures and environment.
Radiation Physics Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA.
Amer is interested in working with social enterprises, communities, charities and governmental organisations.
Funding and Grants
Non-planar propagation of hydraulic fracture in transition zone of coal measure strata, IECNSFC181081, (2019-2021), Royal Society International Exchanges, £11,066 (Principal Investigator).
Retrofitting of offshore jacket structures with wave energy device in heave (2019), Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, £5,000 (Joint Investigator).
Dynamic, in-situ imaging of capillary imbibition in rock using simultaneous neutron and X-ray computed tomography , EP/N021665/1, (2016-18), EPSRC Overseas Travel Grant, £20,610 (Co-Investigator).
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Two phase relative permeabilities for gas and water in selected European coalsFuel, vol. 134, pp. 226-236Contributions to Journals: Articles
Experimental and Numerical Investigations into CO2 Interactions with well Infrastructure and its Impact on Long term Well IntegrityEnergy Procedia, vol. 63, pp. 5707-5714Contributions to Journals: Articles
Experimental and numerical investigations into CO2 interactions with well infrastructure and its implication on long term well integrityContributions to Conferences: Papers
Remediation of CO2 leakage using pressure gradient reversal method: A numerical modelling studyContributions to Conferences: Papers
The use of polymer-gel solutions for remediation of potential CO2 leakage from storage reservoirsInternational Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control TechnologiesContributions to Conferences: Abstracts
Development of Key Performance Indicators for CO2 Storage Operability and Efficiency Assessment: Application to the Southern North Sea Rotliegend GroupEnergy Procedia, vol. 37, pp. 4894-4901Contributions to Journals: Articles
Experimental investigations into CO2 interactions with injection well infrastructure for CO2 storageGeophysical Research Abstracts. [EGU2013-10122] Vienna, Austria: EGU. 1 page.Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
Flue Gas Injection for CO2 Storage and Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery: Mixed Gas Sorption and Swelling Characteristics of CoalsEnergy Procedia, vol. 37, pp. 6738-6745Contributions to Journals: Articles
Two Phase Relative Permeability of Gas and Water in Coal for Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery and CO2 StorageEnergy Procedia, vol. 37, pp. 6730-6737Contributions to Journals: Articles
Implementation of horizontal well CBM/ECBM technology and the assessment of effective CO2 storage capacity in a Scottish coalfieldEnergy Procedia, vol. 4, pp. 2150-2156Contributions to Journals: Articles