Geoenvironmental Research Centre
Canolfan Ymchwil Ddaearamgylcheddol

Dr Renato Zagorscak

Research Staff — BSc, MSc, PhD

Contact Information

Tel: 0044 (0)2920 876264

Email: zagorscakr@cf.ac.uk

Research Profile

Renato Zagorscak

Renato is a Research Associate and Work Package Leader in “Unconventional Gas” aiming to make significant advances beyond “state of the art” and evaluate the potential of deep lying coal seams for the development of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) and Coal Bed Methane (CBM). He holds a PhD in Geoenvironmental Engineering, MSc in Mining Engineering and BSc in Geoengineering with over 4 years of experience in various working environment.

Renato joined GRC in 2013 as a member of the ERDF funded Ł10.1 million SEREN project to study the THM behaviour of porous media in response to geo-energy applications. Shortly after joining the GRC, he has started to read for a PhD in relation to reactive high pressure gas transport in coal. Following on from the SEREN Project in 2015, he has been employed to continue both experimental and computational research as a member of the newly appointed Ł24.5 million FLEXIS project (http://www.flexis.wales/) as a part of the carbon sequestration work package. From December 2016, Renato has been appointed a role of “Unconventional Gas” Work Package Leader to coordinate work on UCG and CBM related research activities.

Education

2006-2009: BSc Geoengineering (Geotechnical Engineering Module); Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering; University of Zagreb; Croatia

2009-2011: MSc Mining Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Module); Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering; University of Zagreb; Croatia

2013-2017: PhD Geoenvironmental Engineering; GRC; Cardiff University; Wales; UK

Research Publications