As a member of a Research Staff at the Geoenvironmental Research Centre's (GRC) Sustainable Earth Energy (SEREN) project, in October 2013 I have started to read for a PhD in relation to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Reactive processes in fractured rock in response to high pressure gas injection and displacement are to be studied through experimental investigation in the recently designed world class experimental facility, as well as through numerical simulations using numerical modelling platform.
Prior to work on CCS, a theoretical and numerical investigation on Thermal, Hydraulic and Mechanical Behaviour of Soils in Response to Energy Pile Applications with an emphasis on thermo-osmotic phenomenon had been performed.
After completing my Bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Zagreb in 2009 and graduating from Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb with a Master's degree in Mining Engineering (module Geotechnical Engineering) in 2011, I have worked in Geomechanics Laboratory where I was preparing soil specimens from a 300m deep borehole and performing Uniaxial compressive tests. My Master's thesis, titled "Application of piezocone test (CPTU) for geotechnical characterization of soft sediments in Neretva valley", was completed in cooperation with Institut IGH.
During my studies, I have attended few international workshops in organization of Nick Barton, PhD; BASF; Croatian Geotechnical Society and Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering.