Dr Simon Mathias
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Simon Mathias is a Reader in Computational Geoscience at the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. His principal expertise lies in the development of mathematical models to describe flow and transport of reactive contaminants in porous and fractured porous media. Simon has worked on a broad range of applications including vadose zone transport of nutrients in fractured rock systems, plant uptake of radionuclides, aquifer characterisation studies, buoyancy driven flow problems, in situ chemical oxidation, CO2 geo-sequestration and hydraulic fracture propagation.
2011-Date Reader in Computational Geoscience, Durham University.
2009-2011 Lecturer in Geoscience, Durham University.
2007-2009 WorleyParsons Lecturer of Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London.
2003-2007 Research Fellow, Imperial College London.
2001-2005 PhD in Hydrology, Imperial College London.
2000-2003 Civil Engineer, Royal Haskoning.
1999-2000 MSc in Water Resources Technology and Management, University of Birmingham.
1995-1999 MEng in Civil Engineering, University College London
- Wheater, HS, Mathias, SA & Li, X (2010). Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi-arid Areas. Cambridge University Press.
Journal papers: academic
- Mathias, SA, Gluyas, JG, Gonzalez, G, Bryant, S & Wilson, D (2013). On relative permeability data uncertainty and CO2 injectivity estimation for brine aquifers. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 12: 200-212.
- Hosseini, SA, Mathias, SA & Javadpour, F (2012). Analytical Model for CO2 Injection into Brine Aquifers-Containing Residual CH4. Transport in Porous Media In Press.
- Mathias, SA, Fallah, AS & Louca, LA (2011). An approximate solution for toughness-dominated near-surface hydraulic fractures. International Journal of Fracture 168: 93-100.
- Mathias, SA, Gluyas, JG, Gonzalez, G & Hosseini, S (2011). Role of partial miscibility on pressure buildup due to constant rate injection of CO2 into closed and open brine aquifers. Water Resources Research 47: W12525.
- Mathias, SA, Gluyas, JG, Oldenburg, CM & Tsang, CF (2010). Analytical solution for Joule-Thomson cooling during CO2 geo-sequestration in depleted oil and gas reservoirs. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 4: 806-810.
- Mathias, SA & Todman, LC (2010). Step-drawdown tests and the Forchheimer equation. Water Resources Research 46: W07514.
- Butler, AP, Mathias, SA, Gallagher, AJ, Peach, DW & Williams, AT (2009). Analysis of flow processes in fractured chalk under pumped and ambient conditions. Hydrogeology Journal 17(8): 1849-1858.