Dr Isa Kolo

  • Research Associate (Systems Power & Energy)

Biography

Following the award of a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace, Honours) from the Mechanical Engineering Department of International Islamic University Malaysia, I joined Masdar Institute (now Khalifa University), Abu Dhabi, for an MSc in Mechanical Engineering. While working there as a Research Assistant, I explored robust numerical techniques and computational tools for predicting the behaviour and failure of materials and structures. This continued in Sheffield where I developed an adaptive isogeometric finite element framework for gradient elasticity and gradient plasticity resulting in a PhD from the University of Sheffield.   

The computational techniques I have worked on have wide-ranging applications from the design of sustainable buildings to efficient extraction of the earth’s resources. For example, I have modelled fold-induced rock fractures and investigated advanced concepts to manage losses in conventional geothermal systems. After my PhD, I joined a carbon capture and storage joint project between Eindhoven University of Technology and Shell International BV to develop a coupled multi-physics hydraulic fracture simulator.

At the end of July 2021, I joined the University of Glasgow where I am working on two EPSRC net-zero projects: NetZeroGeoRDIE – looking at repurposing the Newcastle Helix Borehole as a deep coaxial borehole heat exchanger, and INTEGRATE – focusing on underground thermal energy storage in the UK.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2019

Kolo, I. , Chen, L. and de Borst, R. (2019) Strain-gradient elasticity and gradient-dependent plasticity with hierarchical refinement of NURBS. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 163, pp. 31-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.finel.2019.06.001)

2018

Kolo, I. and de Borst, R. (2018) Dispersion and isogeometric analyses of second-order and fourth-order implicit gradient-enhanced plasticity models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 114(4), pp. 431-453. (doi: 10.1002/nme.5749)

Kolo, I. and de Borst, R. (2018) An isogeometric analysis approach to gradient-dependent plasticity. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 113(2), pp. 296-310. (doi: 10.1002/nme.5614)

2017

Kolo, I. , Askes, H. and de Borst, R. (2017) Convergence analysis of Laplacian-based gradient elasticity in an isogeometric framework. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 135, pp. 56-67. (doi: 10.1016/j.finel.2017.07.006)

Brimmo, A. T., Sodiq, A., Sofela, S. and Kolo, I. (2017) Sustainable energy development in Nigeria: wind, hydropower, geothermal and nuclear (Vol. 1). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74, pp. 474-490. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.162)

2016

Kolo, I. , Abu Al-Rub, R. K. and Sousa, R. L. (2016) Computational modelling of fracture propagation in rocks using a coupled elastic-plasticity-damage model. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2016, 3231092. (doi: 10.1155/2016/3231092)

2015

Kolo, I. , Al-Rub, R.K.A., Sousa, R.L., Sassi, M. and Sirat, M. (2015) Numerical Modelling of Fold-related Fractures. In: 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, Montréal, QC, Canada, 10-13 May 2015, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9781926872254

2014

Abid, N., Kolo, I. and Janajreh, I. (2014) Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on Wind, Solar Effect and Pollutant Dispersion in Masdar City. In: 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2014), Melbourne, Australia, 08-11 Dec 2014, ISBN 9780646596952

Kolo, I. , Sousa, R. and Zhang, T. (2014) Heat Transmission in a Geothermal Wellbore: Modelling and Application. In: 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2014), Melbourne, Australia, 08-11 Dec 2014, ISBN 9780646596952

This list was generated on Mon May 16 07:05:24 2022 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Kolo, I. , Chen, L. and de Borst, R. (2019) Strain-gradient elasticity and gradient-dependent plasticity with hierarchical refinement of NURBS. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 163, pp. 31-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.finel.2019.06.001)

Kolo, I. and de Borst, R. (2018) Dispersion and isogeometric analyses of second-order and fourth-order implicit gradient-enhanced plasticity models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 114(4), pp. 431-453. (doi: 10.1002/nme.5749)

Kolo, I. and de Borst, R. (2018) An isogeometric analysis approach to gradient-dependent plasticity. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 113(2), pp. 296-310. (doi: 10.1002/nme.5614)

Kolo, I. , Askes, H. and de Borst, R. (2017) Convergence analysis of Laplacian-based gradient elasticity in an isogeometric framework. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 135, pp. 56-67. (doi: 10.1016/j.finel.2017.07.006)

Brimmo, A. T., Sodiq, A., Sofela, S. and Kolo, I. (2017) Sustainable energy development in Nigeria: wind, hydropower, geothermal and nuclear (Vol. 1). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74, pp. 474-490. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.162)

Kolo, I. , Abu Al-Rub, R. K. and Sousa, R. L. (2016) Computational modelling of fracture propagation in rocks using a coupled elastic-plasticity-damage model. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2016, 3231092. (doi: 10.1155/2016/3231092)

Conference Proceedings

Kolo, I. , Al-Rub, R.K.A., Sousa, R.L., Sassi, M. and Sirat, M. (2015) Numerical Modelling of Fold-related Fractures. In: 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, Montréal, QC, Canada, 10-13 May 2015, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9781926872254

Abid, N., Kolo, I. and Janajreh, I. (2014) Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on Wind, Solar Effect and Pollutant Dispersion in Masdar City. In: 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2014), Melbourne, Australia, 08-11 Dec 2014, ISBN 9780646596952

Kolo, I. , Sousa, R. and Zhang, T. (2014) Heat Transmission in a Geothermal Wellbore: Modelling and Application. In: 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2014), Melbourne, Australia, 08-11 Dec 2014, ISBN 9780646596952

This list was generated on Mon May 16 07:05:24 2022 BST.