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Dr Lee Hosking

Dr Lee Hosking
Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Howell 236


Lee is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a member of the Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering research group (GEE) with expertise in geo-energy and geo-environmental engineering. He joined Brunel University London at the start of 2020, having previously worked as a Research Associate at the Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, where he led the CO₂ Sequestration work package of the £24 million FLEXIS energy systems research project (2015-2020). He received his PhD from Cardiff University in 2014, having graduated with a First Class (Hons) MEng degree in Civil Engineering, also from Cardiff University.

Lee's research interests lie in the computational modelling of the coupled physical and chemical behaviour of geomaterials. He is particularly experienced in the study of multiphase, multicomponent gas flow in dual porosity geomaterials, where behaviour is strongly divided between different pore regions. His applied research has focused on the flow and storage of CO₂ in coal seams with an emphasis on CO₂ sorption-induced coal swelling, which remains a barrier to the effective use of the world's remaining coal resources for CO₂ sequestration.


  • PhD in Geoenvironmental Engineering, Cardiff University, 2014
  • MEng Civil Engineering (First Class Hons), Cardiff University, 2010


  • Deputy Admissions Tutor
  • Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Academic Coordinator
  • Digital Education Champion
  • Open Day/Applicant Day Deputy Coordinator
  • REF2021 Working Group (College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences)

Newest selected publications

Hosking, L. and Thomas, H. (2020) 'Dual porosity modelling of coal core flooding experiments with carbon dioxide'. Computers and Geotechnics, 121. pp. 103454 - 103454. ISSN: 0266-352X Open Access Link

Journal article

Detheridge, A., Hosking, LJ., Thomas, HR., Sarhosis, V., Gwynn-Jones, D. and Scullion, J. (2019) 'Deep seam and minesoil carbon sequestration potential of the South Wales Coalfield, UK'. Journal of Environmental Management, 248 (15 October 2019). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0301-4797 Open Access Link

Journal article

Chen, M., Hosking, LJ., Sandford, RJ. and Thomas, HR. (2019) 'Dual porosity modelling of the coupled mechanical response of coal to gas flow and adsorption'. International Journal of Coal Geology, 205 (March 2019). pp. 115 - 125. ISSN: 0166-5162 Open Access Link

Journal article

Thomas, HR., Hosking, LJ., Sandford, RJ., Zagorščak, R., Chen, M. and An, N. (2019) 'Deep ground and energy: Carbon sequestration and coal gasification', inEnvironmental Science and Engineering. Springer Singapore. pp. 38 - 60. ISBN 13: 9789811322204.

Book chapter

Hosking, LJ., Thomas, HR. and Sedighi, M. (2017) 'A dual porosity model of high-pressure gas flow for geoenergy applications'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55 (6). pp. 839 - 851. ISSN: 0008-3674 Open Access Link

Journal article
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