Catrin Harris

Imperial College London


Research Project: Advanced petrophysics for the characterisation of trapping mechanisms for CO2 storage
Ann Muggeridge (Imperial)

Catrin studied MSci Chemical Physics at the University of Bristol (2014-2018); her master project was within the Interface Analysis group. Catrin deposited thin films of uranium and measured how its fundamental properties varied with crystal structure. The characterisation techniques she used were XRD and XRR. Her interests stem from understanding material structure and how it can be characterised over different scales. Catrin PhD project will be using micro-CT and a medical CT to study geological storage mechanisms for CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage). She will use materials characterisation to study natural rock core samples, with the motivation to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions.