Ph.D position on the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
University of Pavia, , Italy
Start reviewing process: 9 December 2022

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Pavia (Italy) is opening a Ph.D position on the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) topic.

The three-years long position is completely funded by ENI and it is aimed at understanding the geochemical reactions in geological CO2 storage reservoir and seal developing models to detect and predict the changes of the storage complex affected by the presence of CO2 rich fluids ensuring the integrity of reservoir and seal when they come into contact with CO2 bearing fluids.

After having estimated the thermodynamic parameters of the specific minerals of the storage complex, they will be validated with aging experiments carried out in ENI labs. The research project will also take advantage of the results of previous and ongoing LM + internships (master’s thesis plus) carried out at ENI on the same topic.

The final objective is to provide a complete 3D model capable of describing all characteristics from reactivity to fluid dynamics, taking into account variations in petrophysical properties at the reservoir scale of a storage complex.

The official, public call will be open from 18th of November 2022 and candidates can apply following the instructions that will be available on the University of Pavia website (

The public selection will take place in the second decade of January 2023 and the successful candidate is expected to start the research activities at the beginning of February 2023.

For more details please read the following research program and feel free to contact Giovanni Toscani ( and Claudio Geloni (

Claudio Geloni

GEOLAB dept. Via Maritano 26
20097 San Donato Milanese (Milano) ITALY
Tel.: +39 02520 45322;

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Carbonates and Biogenics Focus Research Group