Rainer Helmig – SFB 1313’s spokesman, head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems, University of Stuttgart, and member of the Board of Directors of the Cluster of Excellence SimTech – is one of the founding members and still an active member of InterPore.
His research covers fundamental research and applied science in the field of porous-media flow. A major focus is on developing methods for coupling hydrosystem compartments and complex flow and transport processes. This is based on simulation methods and techniques for describing single- and multiphase, multicomponent flow and transport processes in the subsurface, i.e., in porous and fractured-porous media.
InterPore is the International Society for Porous Media, which aims to unite people from diverse disciplines who study and work with porous media. With its network and events InterPore offers a platform for exchanging ideas and presenting research activities in the field of porous media.