Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics


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New team member

Marius Nevland is joining the CSD

Marius Nevland is a new Ph.D. student at the Department of Mathematics and his project is part of the Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics. We met him to find out more about his background and the project.


Marius, Welcome to the University of Bergen!

Thank you! I am very happy to be part of the CSD team.

Since most of us don’t know you well, can you tell us a bit about your background?

I am originally from Sandnes, and I began studying at the University of Bergen in 2015. Previously I completed a bachelor’s degree in physics, and a master’s degree in applied mathematics. My master’s thesis was titled “Nonlocal Models for Undular Bores” and was written under the supervision of Henrik Kalisch. In my thesis, I investigated some new mathematical models of an undular bore, which is a specific kind of water wave that can be caused by tidal forces.

Why did you choose to pursue a PhD?

I have always been very fond of mathematics, and during my master’s degree, I discovered a passion for working on a research project. I also enjoy teaching mathematics, and so the additional compulsory work suits me very well. Overall, a PhD seemed like the natural choice given my interests.

Your PhD project is part of the CSD, can you tell us a little bit about your project?

I am part of the MaPSI project, which aims to provide mathematical and numerical models of multiphysics processes in fractured porous media, specifically in the context of geothermal systems. My work within this project will involve the technical development of PorePy, the open-source simulation software developed by the porous media group at UiB. More specifically, I will work on the further development of solvers for the system of equations obtained after discretization of the continuous equations under consideration.

I look forward to working on this project under the supervision of Inga Berre, Eirik Keilegavlen and Jakub Wiktor Both.