Dr Xu Tang is a lecturer (assistant professor) in Carbon Storage and GeoEnergy Engineering in the School of Water, Energy and Environment at Cranfield University. His research focuses on two main areas to tackle climate change while meeting future low-carbon energy needs. The first research focus is on geological carbon storage with or without hydrocarbons recovery, and the second is on geoenergy engineering, including subsurface energy storage, unconventional hydrocarbons, sustainable mining and minerals etc. Dr Tang received a BEng and MEng degree from Henan Polytechnic University (China) in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He also received an MSc degree from West Virginia University (USA) and a PhD from Virginia Tech (USA) in 2014 and 2016, respectively. After the completion of his PhD, he worked as a postdoc associate at the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (USA) for one and half years, and then moved to the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2018 when he was awarded a MSCA Individual Fellowship from the EU. When he worked in the USA, he obtained a significant amount of field experience and hands-on skills in geological carbon storage by participating in several large-scale carbon dioxide injection projects federally funded by the US Department of Energy. When relocating to Nottingham, he combined novel laboratory experiments and modelling approaches to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of fluid flow in porous media and the coupled physico-chemical processes of rock-fluid interaction.
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