Geoenvironmental Research Centre
Canolfan Ymchwil Ddaearamgylcheddol

Mr Renato Zagorscak

Research Staff — BSc, MSc

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Research Profile

Renato Zagorscak

Renato is a Research Assistant at the Geoenvironmental Research Centre’s (GRC) SEREN project in WP6, i.e. Advanced Computational Modelling. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Zagreb (Croatia) in 2009 and graduating from Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb with a Master’s degree in Mining Engineering (module Geotechnical Engineering) in 2011, Renato has worked in Geomechanics Laboratory at Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (University of Zagreb).

Renato joined GRC (Cardiff University) in June 2013 where he started to read for a PhD on reactive high pressure gas transport in coal.


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-present: PhD Geoenvironmental Engineering; GRC; Cardiff University; Wales; UK

Research Publications

  • Zagorščak, R., Sedighi, M. and Thomas, H. R. 2017. “Effects of thermo-osmosis on hydraulic behaviour of saturated clays”. International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(3), 04016068. 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000742.
  • Zagorščak, R. and Thomas, H. R. 2016. “A review on performance of energy piles and effects on surrounding ground”. Inženjerstvo Okoliša (Croatian Environmental Engineering Journal) 3 (1), pp. 33-45.
  • Zagorščak, R. and Thomas, H. R. 2016. “Experimental study of the Klinkenberg effect on gas permeability of coal”. Presented at: 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids - DSL2016, Split, Croatia, 26 - 30 June 2016. Diffusion Foundations Journal: New Research Developments in Heat and Mass Transfer Processes (Under Review).
  • Zagorščak, R. and Thomas, H. R. 2016. “Thermo-osmosis in saturated shale”. Presented at: 24th UK Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 31 March - 1 April 2016. ACME-UK: 2016 24th Conference on Computational Mechanics. Cardiff: Cardiff University/ACME, pp. 322-325.