Area

  • Petroleum Geology: Very largely focused on the study of sedimentary rocks for the exploration and production of oil and gas.
  • Reservoir Management: Improve oil and gas wells productivity index, production optimization, designing of under-balanced drilling muds, enhancing well cement properties using ceramics industrial waste, investigate CO2/Shale interactions for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) applications, AGILE digital applications in oil and gas fields, and Enhanced Oil/Gas Recovery.
  • Environmental and Geochemical Studies: Aquatic environment (geochemistry of coastal rivers, contaminant transport through colloidal behavior, micro plastics in coastal environment, vulnerability of coastal aquifers and highland saline ground waters) with others related to terrestrial gamma radiation (on campus, in Miri and surrounding region rock formations), and the whole rock geochemistry (focusing on provenance, tectonic settings and paleo weathering studies).
  • Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Erosion: Geology of sedimentary formations, cave morphology, rainfall erositivity, coastal erosion and sandstone bioerosion.
  • Environmental Engineering and Management: Hydrology and water resource management, engineered wetlands, wastewater and sludge treatment, inferential sensor design, process integration for pollution prevention
  • Geology and Geo-mechanics: Monitoring and assessment of metal pollution in water bodies and sediments, rock and fluid mechanics, acoustic emission monitoring, liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide injection
  • Process Engineering: Conversion of biomass and/or municipal solid waste to renewable fuels and value-added products, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, renewable energy, heat transfer, engineering design
  • Sustainability and Management: Energy efficiency, construction management, circular economy and supply chain optimization via process integration
  • Biofuels and Biomass: Gasification, pyrolysis, syngas cleaning technologies, bio power plants and bio power generation, waste heat recovery, production of power from low grade heat, palm biomass planning, processing and utilization, numerical modelling, process synthesis, design, and optimization.
  • Renewable Energy: Experimental and numerical modelling of energy extraction technologies of wind energy, solar energy, hydro energy, hydro-kinetic energy, wave energy, geothermal energy, energy efficiency and optimization, green and sustainable energy technologies.
  • Carbon Capture and Storage: Multidisciplinary research in the emerging areas of CO2 capture, development of nanoparticles and nanostructure for CO2 absorption at high temperature, chemical reaction engineering.

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