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!)



  • More celebrations for Shreya!
    Congratulations to Shreya for receiving the UoA R N Brothers Memorial Award! "The award is intended to assist a postgraduate research student to undertake field-based geological research in New Zealand or the SW Pacific". We are delighted with Shreya's and other PORO lab and PAL students' successes with scholarships and awards.
  • Congratulations to our PAL and POROLAB students at the GSNZ meeting!!
    Congrats to Shreya, James and Jonathan! Please follow this link to the PAL announcement
  • Congratulations to Evert on his PhD thesis defense!
    Last Monday Evert defended his PhD thesis. It was a great pleasure to witness such an important academic moment, and to see Evert discuss -- with confidence and deep knowledge -- questions from the examiners. Evert’s research characterized micro- and macro-scale fractures (and indirectly permeability) in Ngatamariki Geothermal field by combining lab and field data.…

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