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Dr Xu Tang awarded prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship

Dr Xu Tang

Our congratulations go to Dr Xu Tang, our colleague at Virginia Tech, who has been successful in securing a prestigious Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship called ACOSVA - Advanced characterization of organic-rich shale's using vapour adsorption. Starting in August 2018 the fellowship has a duration of two years and will see Dr Tang studying at the University of Nottingham. He aims to understand the chemical/wetting nature of pore systems in shale's, which will be essential for improving current fluid transport models in shale's. He will achieve this by considering surface chemistry properties and developing the next generation of environmentally- friendly shale gas recovery technology, through non-aqueous fluids injection and heat stimulation. The project outputs will be valuable to the global shale gas development in the EU, United States and China.