Seminar Talks

Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems

The Department organises regularly scientific talks to be given by members of the work group and by guests. Some of these talks take place in relation with the SFB 1313 lecture series and with Simtech.

Presentations at the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems


Date Speaker Title of Talk

14 June 2024 (doctoral thesis defense) 

Melanie Lipp Capturing local details in fluid-flow simulations: options, challenges and applications using marker-and-cell schemes
13 June 2024 (milestone presentation) Anna Mareike Kostelecky Modeling and analysis of local thermal non-equilibrium processes at the interface between free- and porous media flow
6 June 2024 Prof. Ph.D. Stephan Warnat (Montana State University, USA) Micro-Sensor Technology for Biofilm Detection
25 April 2024 Prof. Dr. Gabriel Wittum (Kaust, Saudi Arabia) Simulation of density-driven flow in heterogenous andfractured porous media
23 January 2024 Prof. Tiina Roose (University of Southampton, UK) MultiscaleImage Based Modelling – My Journey from Maths to Experiments and Back



Date Speaker Title of Talk

24 October 2023

Prof. Martin Blunt (Imperial College, UK) Flow in Porous Media in the Energy Transition

16 October 2023

Prof. Kathleen Smits (Lyle School of Engineering, USA) GHG Reduction Opportunities through Detection and Quantification of Belowground Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks

12 July 2023 (doctoral thesis defense) 

Maziar Veyskarami Coupled free-flow–porous media flow processes including drop formation
27 June 2023 (milestone presentation) Hanchuan Wu Modeling of flow and transport processes in coupled systems involving porous media – Network structure, and coupled compartment
6 June 2023 (Anneliese Niethammer Lecture) Prof. Ph.D. Małgorzata Peszyńska (Oregon State University, USA) Modeling and simulation of (thawing) permafrost
23 May 2023  Dr. Hari Shankar Mahato (IIT Kharagpur) Homogenisation of a poroelastic model for fiber-reinforced hydrogels
4 May 2023 Dr. Ana Carolina Loyola (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) Coupled hydromechanical models to assess fracture-related permeability changes in reservoirs
20 April 2023 Prof. Jan Vanderborght (FZ Jülich) Evaporation and Transpiration from Land Surfaces: Role of Soil and Vegetation Hydraulic Properties
19 April 2023 (milestone presentation) Stefanie Kiemle (Stuttgart) Analysis of Evaporation Processes at the Land Surface - Atmosphere Interface
13 April 2023 Dr. Silvia De Simone (CSIC Barcelona) Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in the subsurface: tricky aspects, smart solutions, and critical implications
21 February 2023 Prof. Patrick Jenny (ETH Zürich) Tightly Coupled Hyperbolic Treatment of Buoyant Two-Phase Flow and Transport in Porous Media
16 February 2023 (doctoral thesis defense) Farid Mohammadi (Stuttgart) A Surrogate-Assisted Bayesian Framework for Uncertainty-Aware Validation Benchmarks 
15 February 2023 Prof. Robin Gerlach (Montana State University) Tightly Coupled Hyperbolic Treatment of Buoyant Two-Phase Flow and Transport in Porous Media 
10 February 2023 (Anneliese Niethammer Lecture) Prof. Monica Riva (Politecnico di Milano) Multiple Metrics for Sensitivity Analysis: Can they be useful to guide efforts engaged in complex subsurface systems studies 



Date Speaker Title of Talk
15 November 2022 Prof. Sebastian Geiger (TU Delft) Reservoir modelling for the energy transmission
9 November 2022 Dr. Ivar Stefannson (University of Bergen) Dynamic permeability in fractured porous media
25 October 2022 Dr. Simon Krause (MPI for Solid State Research) Structural dynamics in nanoporous framework materials
13 September 2022 Prof. Costanza Aricò (University of Palermo) Investigation of free fluid over porous media. A novel numerical solver for one-domain-approach
21 July 2022 (Anneliese Niethammer Lecture)

Prof. Laura De Lorenzis (ETH Zürich)

Phase-field modeling and simulation of desiccation-induced cracking
7. Juli 2022 (doctoral thesis defense)

Felix Weinhardt (University of Stutgart)

Porosity and permeability alterations in processes of biomineralization in porous media - microfluidic investigations and theor interpretation
30 June 2022 Prof. Philippe Devloo (University of Campinas) On the numerical modeling of the Brinkman equations using hybridized H(div) approximations
12 May 2022 Sidian Chen (University of Arizona) Compositional two-phase flow & phase behavior in nanoporous shale rocks: pore level physics, network modeling, and upscaling

28 April 2022


Prof. Marie E. Rognes (Simula Research Laboratory)



Mathematical modelling of human brain transport: from medical images to biophysical simulation



28 April 2022

Prof. Joaquin Jiminez-Martinez (ETH Zürich) The coupling of processes in the subsurface key for protection of resources and life-sustaining: A microscale view

5 April 2022 (milestone presentation)

Roman Winter (Universität Stuttgart) Modelling of aqueous transport processes with low-level radioactive nuclides

8 February 2022


Prof. Ester Simoes Ferreira (TH Köln) Current challenges in the consolidation of porous paint layers

25 January 2022

Prof. Bo Guo (University of Arizona) Long-term retention and leaching of PFAS in the vadose zone: controlling processes, mathematical formulation, and practical modeling approaches

15 January 2022 (doctoral thesis defense)

Cynthia Michalkowski (University of Stuttgart) Modeling water transport at the interface between porous GDL and gas distributor of a PEM fuel cell cathode

20 January 2022

Prof. Jacques Huyghe (University of Limerick and TU Eindhoven) The heart: the only pump the failure of which cannot be assessed through stress analysis


Date Speaker Title of Talk
9 November 2021 Prof. Philippe Ackerer (University of Strasbourg) Darcy or not Darcy, that is the question
19 October 2021 Prof. Maja Rücker (TU Eindhoven) Flow in sub-surfaces reservoirs - rom molecular interactions to fluid dynamics
22 July 2021 Prof. Alraune Zech (Utrecht University) Drying dynamics of drops of complex fluids
13 July 2021 (Anneliese Niethammer Lecture) Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth The challenge of non-local operators and mixed dimension in simulation and modelling
22 June 2021 (doctoral thesis defense) Beatrix Becker (University of Stuttgart) Development of efficient multiscale multiphysics models accounting for reversible flow at various subsurface energy storage sties
18 May 2021  Maria Wetzel (GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences) Hydraulic and mechanical effects of pore space alterations quantified by digital rock physics
24 March 2021 Prof. Rainer Helmig (Stuttgart) From the brain to the fuel cell - porous media are everywhere

1 March 2021 (Anneliese Niethammer Lecture)

Prof. Dorthe Wildenschilde (Oregon State University) Contact Angle Hysteresis in Multi-Phase Flow
23 February 2021 Prof. Muhammad Sahimi (University of Southern California) Porous media, small and large: From atomistic modeling of nano-porous membranes to modeling of flow and transport in geological formation (SFB 1313 Pretty Porous Science Lecture Series)
24 February 2021 (doctoral thesis defense) Gabriele Seitz (LH2) Modeling fixed bed reactors for thermochemical HeatStorage with the reaction system CaO/Ca(OH)2 
2 March 2021 Prof. Dorthe Wildenschild (Oregon State University Contact angle hysteresis in multi-phase flow (SFB 1313 Anneliese Niethammer Lecture Series)


Date Speaker Title of Talk
21 January 2020 Johan van Leeuwen (University of Utrecht) Biodegradation of contaminants in the saturated subsurface
30 January 2020 Prof. Massimo Rolle (DTU Copenhagen) Transport and mixing in saturated porous media
19 February 2020 (doctoral thesis defense) Timo Koch (LH2) Mixed-dimension embedded models for flow and transport processes in porous media with embedded tubular network systems
12 March 2020 (doctoral thesis defense) Kilian Weishaupt (LH2) Model concepts for coupling free flow with porous medium flow at the pore-network scale: from single-phase flow to compositional non-isothermal two-phase flow 
23 March 2020 (doctoral thesis defense) Dennis Gläser (LH2) Discrete fracture modeling of multi-phase flow and deformation in fractures poroelastic media 
17 April 2020 (milestone presentation) Edward Coltman (LH2) Evaporation Across the Soil-Atmosphere Interface: Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Turbulence and Interfacial Forms 
20 April 2020 (milestone presentation) Felix Weihnardt (LH2) Induced calcite precipitation in porous media - numerical and experimental investigations of porosity/permeability alteration on different scales 
7 May 2020 Prof. Jochen Schütz (Universität Hasselt) A parallel-in-time IMEX multiderivative method
19 June 2020 (doctoral thesis defense) Sina Ackermann (LH2) A multi-scale approach for drop/porous-medium interaction
8 October 2020 (milestone presentation) Farid Mohammadi (LH2) Development and Realization of Validation Benchmarks 
17 December 2020 (doctoral thesis defense) Simon Emmert (LH2) Developing and calibrating a numerical  model for microbially enhanced coal-bed methane production 
17 December 2020 (doctoral thesis defense) Katharina Heck (LH2) Modelling and analysis of multicomponent transport at the interface between free and prous-medium flow influenced by radiation and roughness 
22 December 2020 (milestone presentation) Theresa Kurz (LH2) Evaporation driven salt presipitation in porous media 


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