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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.
  • Laboratory versus Field: Understanding 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


  • G10UG - Introduction to Petroleum Engineering: Geology and Geophysics
  • G11FA - Flame Appraisal: Petroleum Geology and Geophysics
  • G11RG - Rock Mechanics, Geomechanics and Geophysics: Rock Mechanics, Geomechanics
  • G11GM - Geomechanics and Flow Mechanics: Geomechanics
  • G11DP - Design Project: tutorials and presentation skills
  • G11EP - Field Evaluation Project: presentation skills
  • G11TP - Field Exploration Project: presentation skills
  • G11IP - Individual Projects: presentation skills

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 2019

Fast 4D imaging of fluid flow in rock by high‐speed neutron tomography

Tudisco, E., Etxegarai, M., Hall, S. A., Charalampidou, E. M., Couples, G. D., Lewis, H., Tengattini, A. & Kardjilov, N., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 4, p. 3557-3569 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fluid flow
Flow of fluids

High-resolution large area scanning electron microscopy: an imaging tool for porosity and diagenesis of carbonate rock systems

Buckman, J., Charalampidou, E-M. C., Zihms, S., Lewis, M. H., Corbett, P. W. M., Couples, G. D., Jiang, Z. & Huang, T., Jan 2019, Carbonate Pore Systems: New Developments and Case Studies. SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, (SEPM Special Publications; vol. 112).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

High Speed Neutron tomography to capture fluid flow in shear-enhanced compaction bands

Charalampidou, E-M. C., Tudisco, E., Etxegarai, M., Couples, G. D., Kardjilov, N. & Hall, S., Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Shale hydration damage captured by nuclear magnetic resonance

Wang, P., Qu, Z. & Charalampidou, E-M., 8 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear magnetic resonance

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


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

Activities 2012 2017

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

Nature Communications (Journal)

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Editorial board member)
May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (Journal)

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Editorial board member)
Jan 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Computers and Geosciences (Journal)

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Editorial board member)
Apr 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Speaker)
27 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Elli-Maria Christodoulos Charalampidou (Invited speaker), Nikolaos Papadogiannis (Invited speaker)
8 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition