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Dr Lee Hosking
Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Lee is a Lecturer in Geo-environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a member of the Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering (GEE) research group, he specialises in the numerical modelling of geo-energy engineering technologies, such as geological CO2 sequestration and unconventional geothermal energy recovery. 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 £1.3M 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.

His research centres on investigating the coupled thermal, hydraulic, mechanical, and chemical behaviour of deep geo-energy systems, including in fractured reservoirs, adopting dual porosity and discrete fracture network (DFN) modelling approaches. More recently, he has expanded his research to consider the interplays between fluid injection and induced microseismicity, of practical importance to industry and public stakeholders for the development of unconventional geothermal energy systems, as well as being a topic of significant interest to the general public. This research is conducted in collaboration with China University of Mining and Technology with funding from The Royal Society.

Lee is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Deep Underground Science and Engineering, an Academic Member of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), a Member of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA), and a Member of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM).

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


  • 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
  • NSS 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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