At the PORO Lab we study how the physical properties of rocks are reflected in geophysical signatures by combining elastic laboratory experiments, geophysical well logs and field data. We are passionate to explore any cool topic that relates rocks, gadgets, high pressures and fluids! We are close collaborators of the Physical Acoustics Lab.

Together with Kasper van Wijk, Dan Hikuroa and collaborators we love to ImagePOROLABenlighten kids about the geophysics and geoscience through the Seismometers in New Zealand Schools project: Ru.

Finally, communicating (geo)science to people anywhere between 5 and 90 years old makes my day! (including our two little kids!)



    Early this week James Clarke defended  this thesis entitled: “Laboratory and Numerical Experiments to Infer the Effects of Fluids on Volcano Seismicity".  Please read the post in our sister-lab PAL. We are very proud of you James! Below is James on his visit to collect samples at White Island in 2017.
  • Evert's graduation
    Evert Duran graduated with fellow PAL members Jami Johnson-Shepherd and Sam Hitchman in the May Graduation Ceremony! Congratulations to all of them and all we wish them all best as they develop their post-doctoral lives. Evert, Kasper and I are very proud of your doctoral achievements!
  • Shreya and Steve's high success with scholarships
    Many congratulations to Shreya Kanakiya and Steve Brennan for receiving scholarships and awards that support their research! We thank all these entities and societies for their support. In less than a year Shreya has received the following scholarships: Chevron-SEG Student Leadership Programme, Society of Exploration Geophysics, 2019 Hutton Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand, 2019.…

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