Dr Katherine Anne Daniels

Dr Katherine Anne Daniels

Experimental Fluid Processes Scientist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3370

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  • 2015 – ongoing : Minerals and Waste Team
  • 2013 –2015 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • 2012 –2013 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2008 –2012 : PhD in Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
  • 2004 –2008 : MSci Hons. Geology, University of Bristol

Research interests

  • CO2 sequestration
  • Rock fracturing
  • Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Fluid migration through rocks
  • Dyke injection
  • Heat flow
  • Rheological behaviour of rocks
  • Plate separation

Key papers

Pegler, S.S., Maskell, A.S.D., Daniels, K. A. and Bickle, M.J. 2017. Fluid transport in geological reservoirs with background flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 8, 536-571, doi:10.1017/jfm.2017.501.

Daniels, K. A., Harrington, J. F., and Jensen, M. 2017. Permeability measurements from a potential deep geological repository site. IHLRWM 2017, Charlotte, NC, April 9-13.

Daniels, K. A., Harrington, J. F., Zihms, S. G., and Wiseall, A. C. 2017. Bentonite permeability at elevated temperature. Geosciences, 7, 3, doi:10.3390/geosciences7010003

Daniels, K. A., and Menand, T. 2015. An experimental investigation of dyke injection under regional extensional stress. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 2014–2035, doi:10.1002/2014JB011627.

Daniels, K. A., Bastow, I. D., Keir, D., Sparks, R.S.J., and Menand, T. 2014. Thermal models of dyke intrusion during development of continent–ocean transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 385, 145-153, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.09.018.

Phillips, J. C., Humphreys, M. C. S., Daniels, K. A., Brown, R. J., and Witham, F. 2013. The formation of columnar joints produced by cooling in basalt at Staffa, Scotland. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75:715, doi:10.1007/s00445-013-0715-4.

Kavanagh, J. L., Menand, T., and Daniels, K. A. 2013. Gelatine as a crustal analogue: Determining elastic properties for modelling magmatic intrusions. Tectonophysics, 582, 101-111, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.09.032.

Daniels, K. A., Huppert, H. E., Neufeld, J. A., and Reiner, D. 2012. The current state of CCS: Ongoing research at the University of Cambridge with application to the UK policy framework. Electricity Policy Research Group Working Paper,1228, Cambridge Working Paper in Economics (CWPE),1257, available online at www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk.

Daniels, K. A., Kavanagh, J. L., Menand, T., and Sparks, R. S. J. 2012. The shapes of dykes: Evidence for the influence of cooling and inelastic deformation. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124; no. 7/8; p. 1102–1112; doi: 10.1130/B30537.1.

Menand, T., Daniels, K. A., and Benghiat, P. 2010. Dyke propagation and sill formation in a compressive tectonic environment, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B08201, doi:10.1029/2009JB006791.