Associate Professor; Programme Leader for Independent Distance Learning

+44 (0) 131 451 3694
Room A2.19
Jim Brown Building
Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
Rink van Dijke
Roles and responsibilities
  • Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Lecturer
  • Coordinator Field Development Project for MSc courses

Mathematical modelling of flow in porous media, in particular three-phase flow in the context of groundwater contamination and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery processes:

  • Pore-scale modelling of multi-phase flow: intra-pore phenomena, pore-network models
  • Multi-scale modelling of porous media, upscaling of multi-phase flow properties from pore-to-continuum-scale
  • Applications: Carbonate Reservoirs,  Water-Alternating-Gas injection (WAG)

1992 – Ir.: (MSc) degree Technical Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

1997: PhD degree Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands

1997-1998: Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences (CWI), Amsterdam: Research assistant for NOBIS (Netherlands research programme for biotechnological in-situ remediation)

1998: Heriot-Watt University, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Edinburgh: Research Associate - Research fellow – Lecturer since 2007

Member of AGU, EAGE, SIAM (Geosciences), Interpore