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20042019
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Personal profile

Research interests

My research work focuses on three-dimensional imaging of multiphase flow in permeable media using both in-house and synchrotron X-ray micro-CT, with applications to geological sequestration of CO2, remediation of contaminated soils and oil recovery from reservoirs.

Current projects

(i) Pore-scale dynamics of immiscible fluid displacement in porous media using ultrafast synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography.

(ii) Effect of wettability on flow in porous media (including high pressure and elevated temperature experiments).

(iii) Multi-scale characterisation of carbonate rocks (including dissolution during supercritical CO2-saturated brine injection): FIBSEM, Confocal and X-ray micro-tomographic imaging.

Other curiosity-driven projects

(i) Architectural design of smart ventilation and drainage systems in termite nests.

(ii) Three-dimensional microstructure of lignocelluloses and their implications for the performance of the catalytic upstream biorefining.

Biography

Assistant Professor, Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (March 2019 - ).

Research Associate, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK (Dec 2013 - Dec 2018).

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Beamline ID-15A, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France (Nov 2011 - Nov 2013).

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany & Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany (May 2009 - Oct 2011).

PhD Researcher (Civil Engineering), School of Engineering and Information Technology (formerly Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering), The University of New South Wales at Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia (July 2004 - March 2009).

Research Assistant, Punjab Engineering College/Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (July 2002 - June 2004).

M.E. (Environmental Engineering), Punjab Engineering College/Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (2000 - 2002).

B.E. (Civil Engineering), GNE/ Punjab Technical University, India (1996 - 2000).

Key Research Words/Phrases

Multiphase flow, digital rock, porous media, capillary trapping, CO2 sequestration, oil recovery, carbonate rock dissolution, X-ray micro-CT, synchrotron imaging, 3D image processing and data analysis.

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Research Output 2004 2019

Capillary-dominated fluid displacement in porous media

Singh, K., Jung, M., Brinkmann, M. & Seemann, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 51, p. 429-449 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
porosity
fluids
wettability
acceleration (physics)
availability

The architectural design of smart ventilation and drainage systems in termite nests

Singh, K., Muljadi, B. P., Raeini, A. Q., Jost, C., Vandeginste, V., Blunt, M. J., Theraulaz, G. & Degond, P., 22 Mar 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 3, eaat8520.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
ventilation
drainage
porosity
microbalances
thermoregulation

The Effect of Mixed Wettability on Pore‐Scale Flow Regimes Based on a Flooding Experiment in Ketton Limestone

Rücker, M., Bartels, W. B., Singh, K., Brussee, N., Coorn, A., van der Linde, H. A., Bonnin, A., Ott, H., Hassanizadeh, S. M., Blunt, M. J., Mahani, H., Georgiadis, A. & Berg, S., 28 Mar 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 6, p. 3225-3234 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
wettability
flooding
limestone
experiment
oil

In situ characterization of immiscible three-phase flow at the pore scale for a water-wet carbonate rock

Scanziani, A., Singh, K., Bultreys, T., Bijeljic, B. & Blunt, M. J., Nov 2018, In : Advances in Water Resources. 121, p. 446-455 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
three phase flow
carbonate rock
oil
gas
water

Partial dissolution of carbonate rock grains during reactive CO2-saturated brine injection under reservoir conditions

Singh, K., Anabaraonye, B. U., Blunt, M. J. & Crawshaw, J., Dec 2018, In : Advances in Water Resources. 122, p. 27-36 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
carbonate rock
brine
dissolution
reactive transport
rock

Activities 2018 2019

  • 7 Invited talk

3D Imaging of flow in porous Materials: CO2 sequestration and Termite Nest Problems

Kamaljit Singh (Invited speaker)
15 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Flow in porous materials: Rocks, spheres and termite nests

Kamaljit Singh (Speaker)
11 Mar 201912 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Three-dimensional image processing and analysis: segmentation, contact angle and curvature mapping

Kamaljit Singh (Invited speaker)
16 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Synchrotron imaging of multiphase flow in porous media

Kamaljit Singh (Invited speaker)
25 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Imaging of multiphase flow in porous media

Kamaljit Singh (Invited speaker)
27 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk