Carbon capture and storage
The Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research seeks to develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.
Melbourne Granular Geomaterial Laboratory
The Melbourne Granular Geomaterial Laboratory focuses on enhancing our understanding of the behaviour of granular geomaterial through advanced experimentation, 3D imaging and micro to macro-scale analysis.
Porous Media Research Laboratory
The Porous Media Research Laboratory focuses on the fundamental understanding of soil behaviour and geo-related phenomena, along with other porous materials, energy geotechnics and geophysics.
Our research provides better understanding and reliable solutions in offshore geotechnical engineering, including seabed sediment characterisation, offshore structure-seabed interaction and georisk mitigation towards safe and sustainable engineering in the Ocean.
Simulation-guided complex systems engineering
Focussing on CO2 geo-sequestration, the Matthai team unravels the complex interplay of sub-surface processes in geological structures by means of novel numerical simulations, simultaneously considering wide-ranging time and length scales from the rock pore to the scale of the earth’s crust.
Unconventional gas recovery
We have made great contributions to clarifying the CO2-ECSG (enhanced coal seam gas recovery) field by identifying CO2 behaviour in deep coal seams in its super-critical state.