Lee Hosking

  • Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Brunel University London

Research interests

My main area of research is geological CO₂ sequestration, looking at the nature of CO₂ flow and storage in deep fractured rock formations. I have developed theoretical and numerical models of coupled thermal, hydraulic, chemical, and mechanical behaviour using dual porosity and discrete fracture approaches. 

I am currently working on inclusion of the interplays between fluid injection and the induced microseismicity and permeability evolution of fractured rocks, collaborating with China University of Mining and Technology.

In addition to CO₂ sequestration, this work bridges other low carbon applications such as geothermal energy and has practical importance to industry and public stakeholders for the development of geothermal energy and CO₂ sequestration, as well as being a topic of significant interest to the general public.