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Dr Lee Hosking

Dr Lee Hosking
Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Lee is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a member of the Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering research group, he specialises in geo-energy and geo-environmental engineering.

His main area of research is geological CO₂ sequestration, looking at the nature of CO₂ flow and storage in deep fractured rock formations. This has involved theoretical and numerical model developments using dual porosity and discrete fracture approaches, recently being expanded to include the interplays between fluid injection and the induced microseismicity and permeability evolution of fractured rocks. This research is of practical importance to industry and public stakeholders for the development of geothermal energy and CO₂ sequestration, as well as being a topic of significant interest to the general public. It is being conducted in collaboration with China University of Mining and Technology following funding from The Royal Society.

Lee is always looking for talented and motivated PhD students as well as new collaborators for research projects.

Before joining Brunel University London at the start of 2020, Lee was 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.


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


  • Deputy Senior Tutor
  • Chair of Student Experience Committee
  • Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Academic Coordinator
  • Digital Education Champion

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. 1 - 11. 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', in Zhan, L., Chen, Y. and Bouazza, A. (eds.) Environmental 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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