Geoenvironmental Research Centre
Canolfan Ymchwil Ddaearamgylcheddol

Dr Lee Hosking

Research Staff — MEng, PhD

Contact Information

Tel: 0044 (0)2920 870497


Research Profile

Lee’s research interests lie in the computational modelling of coupled thermal, hydraulic, chemical and mechanical (THCM) behaviour in the geoenvironment. He is particularly experienced in the study of reactive transport processes in fractured rock in response to high pressure gas injection and displacement. It was in this area that he developed a theoretical and computational modelling platform as part of his doctoral research at the GRC.

Throughout his PhD and into his current post, Lee applied the developed model in the study of geological carbon sequestration, a technology which involves isolating carbon dioxide in the geoenvironment that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. As part of an integrated energy system, carbon sequestration is widely regarded as a key part of strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

This research is part of a Ł24.5 million research project, named FLEXIS, focused upon meeting the global energy needs of the future. As leader of the Carbon Sequestration in Coal and Soil work package, Lee’s ambition is to help coordinate work in this area to ultimately enhance our understanding of the geoenvironment for such geoenergy applications.


2010-2014: PhD Geoenvironmental Engineering, Cardiff University (GRC Seren project)

2006-2010: MEng Civil Engineering, Cardiff University, First Class (Hons)

Research Publications