Dr Marco Bianchi

Dr Marco Bianchi

Solute transport modeller

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3136

E-mail Dr Marco Bianchi

ORCID: 0000000290235385

Summary

Marco Bianchi is a solute transport modeller at the British Geological Survey. His research is mainly focused on characterisation of heterogeneity in geological media and studying its impact on fluid flow and solute transport.

Biography

  • 2017 – ongoing : Solute transport modeller
  • 2014 –2017 : Research Fellow Scientist, British Geological Survey, UK
  • 2011 –2014 : Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,USA
  • 2010 : Ph.D., Earth Sciences Department, The University of Alabama, USA
  • 2002 : Laurea degree in Geology, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Milan, Italy

Awards

  • 2014 –2017 : BGS Research Fellowship, British Geological Survey, UK
  • 2009 : Outstanding research by a Doctoral Student, The University of Alabama, USA
  • 2008 : Graduate Council Research/Creative Activity Fellowship, The University of Alabama, USA

Key papers

  • Bianchi, M, and Pedretti, D. (2017). Geological entropy and solute transport in heterogeneous porous media. Water Resources Research, 53(6), 4691–4708. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR020195
  • Bianchi, M, and Zheng, C. (2016). A lithofacies approach for modeling non-Fickian solute transport in a heterogeneous alluvial aquifer. Water Resources Research, 52, 552-565, doi:10.1002/2015WR018186.
  • Bianchi, M, Zheng, C, Wilson, C, Tick, G R, Liu, G, and Gorelick, S M. (2011). Spatial connectivity in a highly heterogeneous aquifer: From cores to preferential flow paths. Water Resources Research, 47, W05524, doi:10.1029/2009WR008966.
  • Zheng, C, Bianchi, M, and Gorelick, S M. (2011), Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research at the MADE Site. Ground Water, 49(5), 649–662, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00753.x

Published outputs

Research interests

  • Numerical modelling of fluid flow and solute transport in geological media
  • Characterization and representation of heterogeneity in geological media
  • Theoretical and field investigations of solute transport
  • Stochastic methods for the geosciences