Personal profile

Research interests

  • Conditions for fault creation and fault re-activation. Critical stress state. Instability/sliding phenomena. Frictional behaviour (focus on stable sliding and stick-slip sliding modes). Fractures and faults interactions.
  • Induced seismicity due to fluid and gas flows. Understanding the role of pore pressure, fluid/gas flow and temperature variations on the creation and/or re-activation of micro-faults at the laboratory scale.
  • Localised deformation in rocks and sediments. Nucleation and evolution of deformation bands, such as dilation bands, dilatant and compactant shear bands and shear-enhanced and compaction bands at the laboratory scale.  Transition from brittle to ductile behaviour.
  • Application of a range of experimental methods with different resolution and sensitivity such as: a) X-ray Computed Tomography, b) Neutron Radiography and Tomography, c) 3D Digital Image Correlation, d) Passive wave monitoring (e.g. Ultrasonic Tomography), e) Active wave monitoring (e.g. Acoustic Emission monitoring), f) Source Mechanisms and Moment Tensor Analysis, g) Microstructural analysis based on optical and scanning electron microscopy.
  • Pore-scale characterisation, pore network extraction and fluid flow front propagation and fluid flow simulations.
  • Shear experiments on 2D (analogue) granular materials. Investigation of the impact of different shape of grains on the mechanical behaviour of a granular material. Comparison of experimental results with numerical simulations using Discrete Element Method (Molecular Dynamics).  

Roles & Responsibilities

Teaching

  • G10UG - Introduction to Petroleum Engineering: geology and geophysics
  • G11FA - Flame Appraisal: petroleum geology and geophysics
  • G11EP - Field Evaluation
  • G11IP-Individual Projects

PhD Supervision

  • Ms Soriano Ilaria (2015- ) : 'Micromechanics of cemented granular materials' - First Supervisor
  • Mr Mohammad Madankan (2017- ): 'Neutron and x-ray imaging of fluid flow and deformation in carbonates- First Supervisor
  • Mr Hosein Doryanidaryuni (2017- ): 'Experimental and theoretical study of gas and condensate flow and fluid confinement in unconventional reservoirs' - Second Supervisor

MSc Supervision

  • Mr Berry Paul (2018) : 'Laminaria Oilfield: Wellbore stability data review' - First Supervisor
  • Mr Gjini Eldi (2015) : 'Shear and Compaction Band impact on the Fluid Flow within Vosges Sandstone' - Second Supervisor

Teaching Administration

  • Course leader (Edinburgh, Malaysia and IDL) for G11FA

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Research Output 2006 2017

Advances in neutron imaging experiments for rock mechanics and fluid flow characterisation

Tudisco, E., Hall, S., Etxegarai, M., Charalampidou, E-M. C., Couples, G. D. & Kardjilov, N. 7 Nov 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Assessment of localised deformation in sandstones via high speed neutron tomography

Charalampidou, E-M. C., Tudisco, E., Etxegarai, M., Couples, G. D., Soriano, I., Kardjilov, N. & Hall, S. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Assessment of natural deformation bands in sandstones

Pontes, C. C. C., Charalampidou, E-M. C., Beaudoin, N., Nogueira, F. C. C., Hamilton, A. & Braz de Souza, G. A. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Bedoin weakly cemented sands: how do they deform?

Soriano, I., Charalampidou, E-M. C., Lewis, M. H., Viggiani, G. & Couples, G. D. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Cemented sands: from field deformation to inter-particle bonding

Soriano, I., Charalampidou, E-M. C., Lewis, M. H., Viggiani, G., Buckman, J., Ando, E. & Couples, G. D. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

sand
cement
quarry
cementation
clay

Prizes

Best student poster price

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Young Scientist Award

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Recipient), 13 Sep 2009

Prize: Other distinction

honors and awards
travel

Activities 2012 2017

  • 14 Publication peer-review
  • 5 Invited talk
  • 4 Participation in Festival or Exhibition

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (Journal)

Charalampidou, E. C. (Editorial board member)
Jan 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

Computers and Geosciences (Journal)

Charalampidou, E. C. (Editorial board member)
Apr 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (Journal)

Charalampidou, E. C. (Editorial board member)
May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

Nature Communications (Journal)

Charalampidou, E. C. (Editorial board member)
May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Charalampidou, E. C. (Invited speaker), Nikolaos Papadogiannis (Invited speaker)
8 Apr 2017

Activity: Participation in Festival or Exhibition