Academics from across the world gathered at the University of Aberdeen last week for the 4th UK InterPore Conference, organised by the School of Engineering in partnership with Total E&P UK Geoscience Research Centre (GRC).
The UK chapter of International Society for Porous Media (UK InterPore) is the international society’s representative organisation in the UK, and was established in 2015 with the aim of strengthening porous media-related research in the UK.
Porous media are encountered in many systems – the most well-known natural porous media involving multiphase flow and transport are soils, aquifers, and reservoirs but such processes also occur in the biomechanics of porous tissues, engineered tissues, and in-tissue drug delivery.
Last week’s conference, which took place at the Sir Duncan Rice library, allowed researchers in the field the opportunity to share ideas and expertise. There were a record number of attendees for the conference, with 76 participants from countries including the UK, France, Germany, Canada and China.
Dr Yingfang Zhou, a Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering from the University’s School of Engineering, helped organise the event, which he descxribed as a “huge success”.
“The conference was well received by everyone who took part,” he added. “It was rich in content and valuable in creating better understanding of issues relating to the porous media research community.”
UK InterPore www.interpore.org