My research couples thermodynamics and fluid dynamics in multiphase systems within geophysical settings using analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. Current research is focused on the areas of multiphase flows in porous media including carbon sequestration, solidification and melting in magmatic systems and the cryosphere, on elastically dominated fluid flows in tectonic and cryospheric settings, and on the generation of magnetic fields in early solar system planitesimals.
Director of Studies in Physics
University Lecturer in the BP Institute, Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Dr Jerome Neufeld is Director of Studies in Physics at St Catharine’s and is a University Lecturer at the BP Institute, jointly appointed between the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His research focuses on fluid dynamical processes within the Earth, including the geological storage of carbon dioxide, the solidification and melting of ice in the polar oceans, the emplacement and solidification of magma chambers, the growth of the Earth’s inner core, and the flow of the Earth’s crust on geological timescales. His approach is to combine physical models with analogue laboratory experiments to elucidate the key processes in these diverse settings.