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Dr. Luca Trevisan

Porous Media Flows
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Raum: 105
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Fax: +49 721 608-47712
luca trevisanEwa4∂kit edu


Titel Semester Zeit
SS 2019

Forschungsinteressen & Werdegang

Research interests

  • Experimental analysis of flow and transport processes in the subsurface
  • Multiphase models in porous media
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geological storage of carbon dioxide
  • Contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated zones
  • Reactive transport and biodegradation
  • Aquifer characterization and geostatistical representation of geological heterogeneity

Professional career

  • Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2017-present)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, USA (2015-2017)
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Colorado School of Mines, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, USA (2010-2014)
  • Hydrogeological consultant, Amphos21 Consulting, Spain (2008-2010)
  • Field hydrogeologist, Ferrer, Spain (2007-2008)
  • Hydrogeological consultant, Novaterra Medioambiental, Spain (2007-2008)


  • Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, Environmental Science and Engineering (2015)
  • M.Sc., Colorado School of Mines, Environmental Science and Engineering (2012)
  • M.Sc., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Groundwater Hydrology (2007)
  • B.Sc., Università di Padova, Geology (2005)



  • Ren, B., Trevisan, L. (2020). Characterization of local capillary trap clusters in storage aquifers. Energy 193, 116795 [DOI]

  • Meckel, T.A., Trevisan, L., Krishnamurthy, P.G. (2017). A method to generate small scale, high-resolution sedimentary bedform architecture models representing realistic geologic facies. Scientific Reports 7, 9238 [DOI]
  • Trevisan, L., Illangasekare, T.H., Meckel, T.A. (2017). Modelling plume behavior through a heterogeneous sand pack using a commercial invasion percolation model. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, 3 (3), 327-337 [DOI]
  • Trevisan, L., Krishnamurthy, P.G., Meckel, T.A. (2017). Impact of 3D capillary heterogeneity and bedform architecture at the sub-meter scale on CO2 saturation for buoyant flow in clastic aquifers. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 56 (1), 237-249 [DOI]
  • Trevisan, L., Pini, R., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., González-Nicolás, A., Illangasekare, T.H. (2017). Imaging and quantification of spreading and trapping of carbon dioxide in saline aquifers using meter-scale laboratory experiments. Water Resources Research, 53 (1), 485-502 [DOI]
  • Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Trevisan, L., González-Nicolás, A., Illangasekare, T.H. (2017). Investigation of representing hysteresis in macroscopic models of two-phase flow in porous media using intermediate scale experimental data. Water Resources Research, 53 (1), 199-221 [DOI]
  • González-Nicolás, A., Trevisan, L., Illangasekare, T.H., Cihan, A, Birkholzer, J.T. (2017). Enhancing capillary trapping effectiveness through proper time scheduling of injection of supercritical CO2 in heterogeneous formations. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 7 (2), 339-352 [DOI]
  • Trevisan, L., Pini, R., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., Illangasekare, T.H. (2015). Experimental analysis of spatial correlation effects on capillary trapping of supercritical CO2 at the intermediate laboratory scale in heterogeneous porous media. Water Resources Research, 51 (11), 8791-8805 [DOI]
  • Mori, H., Trevisan, L., Illangasekare, T.H (2015). Evaluation of relative permeability functions as inputs to multiphase flow models simulating supercritical CO2 behavior in deep geologic formations. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 41 (10), 328-335 [DOI]
  • Agartan, E., Trevisan, L., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., Illangasekare, T.H. (2015). Experimental study on effects of geologic heterogeneity in enhancing dissolution trapping of supercritical CO2. Water Resources Research, 51 (3), 1635-1648 [DOI]
  • Trevisan, L., Cihan, A., Fagerlund, F., Agartan, E., Mori, H., Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., Illangasekare, T.H. (2014). Investigation of mechanisms of supercritical CO2 trapping in deep saline reservoirs using surrogate fluids at ambient laboratory conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 29 (10), 35-49 [DOI]