InterPore Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lecture at Heriot-Watt University



Dr Elma Charalampidou (Assistant Professor at IGE, EGIS) will virtually host Professor Veerle Cnudde for a lecture on 25 November 2020.

Professor Cnudde is the 2020 InterPore Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Cnudde obtained a PhD in Geology (2005) from Ghent University where she became a Research Professor (2010) leading the Pore-scale Processes in the Geomaterials Research group. Professor Cnudde is one of the Ghent University Expertise Centre for X-Ray Tomography coordinators and a co-founder of the UGCT spin-off company Inside Matters, which later merged with the spin-off company XRE, now part of TESCAN. Professor Cnudde is currently the Chair of the Proposal Review Committee at the TOMCAT beamline (Swiss Light Source). She is a co-founder of InterPore BENELUX and an elected Council Member of InterPore. Professor Cnudde became (2019) a part-time Full Professor at the Environmental Hydrogeology group at Utrecht University in the field of “Porous media imaging techniques”. Professor Cnudde has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Professor Cnudde specialises in non-destructive imaging of geomaterials and has a strong expertise in real-time imaging of pore space processes. In her presentation, ‘Unravelling pore-scale processes in geomaterials’, Professor Cnudde discusses current possibilities and challenges in non-destructive pore-scale imaging of geomaterials and how this data is used as input for fluid-flow models. Synchrotron and lab-based X-ray system developments are also presented related to material characterisation and pore-scale processes.

To attend Professor Cnudde’s fascinating lecture, book a free ticket.