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.
Porous media 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.