This blog was provided by Karl McAlinden, University of Nottingham, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2015 was supported by the UKCCSRC.
During the Winter School, a highlight was the session dedicated to sharing individual students’ presentations of their research. With ten students presenting a high standard of both technical and social research and a wide breadth of specific expertise within the various areas of CCS, this was a truly interdisciplinary and worthwhile exercise. Allowing both students and keynote speakers alike to learn more about current research going on behind closed doors, this opportunity gave all students a chance to listen to, to question and to engage with the next generation of CCS experts and their research. Such exercises are crucial in allowing greater understanding of the work currently being undertaken in relation to CCS and will hopefully lead to further collaboration between students well into the future.
The presentations were:
- Benjamin Roullier - Modelling the local environmental impact of underground coal gasification
- Antonio Salituro - Eco-friendly synthesis of selective CO2 sorbents for post-combustion capture: The key role of basicity
- Oluwatosin Ogunniran - Microwave treatment of oil contaminated drill cuttings for offshore drilling platforms
- Karl McAlinden - International cooperation and social learning in the diffusion of CCS with the People’s Republic of China
- Rachel Lewis - Degradation and corrosion of amine solvents
- Daniel Neumann - Ultrasonic attenuation: A fundamental approach
- Maria Erans Moreno - Improving the performance of calcium looping technology
- Thomas Hoey - Integrity of coated ferritic alloys under high temperature creep and fatigue
- Mihaela Stevar - Interfacial properties of fluids at reservoir conditions
- Shamal Crowther - The development of an unsteady pressure probe for taking measurements in low pressure steam turbines