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PhD studentship - Gas migration through Salt (Fixed Term)

There are a number of options for the geological storage of nuclear waste. One approach is to use salt as a host rock owing to its low permeability. However, evidence is emerging that gas and water can migrate through salt, and the mechanisms controlling this are therefor of great interest. This PhD project involves exploring some of the mechanisms which may control migration of gas through salt. The project will involve both experimental ad theoretical modelling, and some use of field analogues and field observations. Prof AW Woods will be the local supervisor for this project in Cambridge, but we will interact with colleagues from RWM and the BGS in developing and evolving the science for this project.

Review of applications will begin on 28 February, and continue until the studentship is filled.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years in the first instance.

Enquiries concerning this studentship should be directed to Prof. AW Woods (

Please quote reference LB22076 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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