FlowTrans ITN Principal Investigator
Professor of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway
I am PI for the FlowTrans project at the University of Oslo and am supervisor for Le Xu, the FlowTrans Early Stage Researcher.
My research focuses mainly on complex physics within porous media, granular materials, fractures and breakdown.
My group has a range of advanced scientific instrumentation and imaging equipment available. The equipment includes an ultra-fast video camera, an infrared camera and a broad range of tabletop experimental equipment. The group studies a wide range of topics related to complex systems and soft materials, including two-phase flow in porous media and fractures, deformable porous media, granular flow, fracture, burst dynamics, crackling noise and other non-equilibrium phenomena. The group has a strong tradition for interaction between experimental activity, theory and the simulations.