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Special Issues

Advances in Geo-Energy Research
Special Issue of InterPore2023: Micro-nano Scale Multiphase Flow in Porous Media 

International Journal of Coal Science & Technology
Subsurface Flow Modeling for Energy Harvest and Carbon Storage


Advances in Geo-Energy Research

Special Issue of InterPore2023: Micro-nano Scale Multiphase Flow in Porous Media


This special issue will focus on mathematical, experimental and numerical investigation for micro-nano scale multiphase flow in porous media, with an emphasis on theoretical contributions which increase the basic understanding of flow and transport through porous media and their application to engineering and scientific problems.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
(1)Multiphase and nonlinear flow
(2)Micro interface effect
(3)Digital core model
(4)Pore network modeling
(5)Nanoscale heat and/or mass transfer
(6)Nanoparticle flow through porous media
(7)Application case studies

Guest Editors

Lead guest editors:

Prof. Hadi Hajibeygi

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Email: H.Hajibeygi@tudelft.nl

Guest editor:

Prof. Reza Soltanian

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, United States

Email: m.rezasoltanian@gmail.com

Guest editor:

Prof. Steffen Berg

Shell Global Solutions International B.V., The Netherlands

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Email: steffen.berg@shell.com

Guest editor:

Prof. Wendong Wang

China University of Petroleum (East China) 

Qingdao, China

Email: wwdong@upc.edu.cn 

Guest editor:

Prof. Jianchao Cai

China University of Petroleum

Beijing, China

Email: caijc@cug.edu.cn

Submission Deadlines and Guidelines:

Submission deadline: 1 October 2023

Guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found here. Papers should be submitted via the online submission system. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors 
select VSI: InterPore2023 as the ‘Article Type’ during the submission process.

International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

Subsurface Flow Modeling for Energy Harvest and Carbon Storage


The modern society still heavily depends on the subsurface energy recovery, including oil, gas, coal and geothermal systems. Meanwhile, the subsurface formations can serve as reservoirs for storing energy produced from green, clean and renewable sources such as wind and solar, geothermal and hydrogen and it could provide safe, long-term storage for captured greenhouse gases. However, it is challenging to fully understand the complexities of the subsurface formations. Thus, the subsurface engineering field demands a greater understanding of the subsurface formations in all of its complexity. The greater  understanding will improve the ability to control and manipulate the subsurface formations in ways that will maximize energy harvest and minimize environmental footprints.

In this special issue, we invite high-quality submissions on the following topics but not limited to:

• Challenges and solutions for subsurface formation characterization and modeling
• Artificial intelligence and Internet-of-Things (IoT) in subsurface energy systems
• Energy storage in subsurface formations
• Reactive multiphase flows in nanoporous rocks
• Advanced modeling of chemical-mechanical coupling of fluid flow in rocks
• Advanced imaging technologies and their application for rock characterization
• Advance computational methods for geomechanics modeling
• Atomic-scale fluid-rock interactions, such as sorption and diffusion
• Carbon storage in subsurface formations (coal, oil and gas, brine formations)
• Utilization of subsurface for energy transition
• Socio-economic issues (e.g., inequality) for subsurface engineering

Guest Editors

Lead Guest Editor:

Dr. Shimin Liu

Pennsylvania State University, USA

Email: szl3@psu.edu

Dr. Ye Tian

Southwest Petroleum University, China

Email: ytian@swpu.edu.cn 

Dr. Wendong Wang

China University of Petroleum-East China, China


Dr. Yaniv Edery

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Email: yanivederv@technion.ac.il

Dr. Ying Gao

Shell, The Netherlands

Email: y.gao3@shell.com

Dr. Mohamed Masoudi

University of Oslo, Norway

Email: mohammad.masoudi@geo.uio.no

Dr. Bowen Yao

China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China

Email: bowenyao@cup.edu.cn

Dr. Jiawei Li

Tsinghua University, China

Email: lijiawei@tsinghua.edu.cn

Submission Deadlines and Guidelines:

Submission deadline: 31 October 2023

Submit your manuscript to the journal's Editorial Manager website at
editorialmanager.com/coal and select the special issue "Subsurface Flow Modeling for Energy Harvest and Carbon Storage."

If you have any questions, please contact the Managing Editor, Wanjie Wang at jcst@chinacs.org.cn or wangwanjie@chinacs.org.cn.