Kilian Weishaupt – SFB1313's doctoral researcher (research project A02) – had the great pleasure to interview Majid Hassanizadeh, external researcher of SFB 1313 from Utrecht University. Just recently, he was appointed Mercator Fellow for his dedication to SFB 1313 and to porous media research. From October 7 to 11 his was our guest and gave a short course on "Capillarity in porous media at different scales".
In the interview we get to know about the long history of cooperation between Majid Hassanizadeh's working group and the working group of the University of Stuttgart. He tells us about his PhD life at the time and the difference to nowadays challenges. He also gives his opinion about the importance of interdisciplinary research work and what porous media researchers can learn from other research fields and vice versa.
About Prof. S. Majid Hassanizadeh
Majid Hassanizadeh is an emeritus professor of Hydrogeology at Utrecht University whose research focuses on the transport of substances in porous media. Through his research, he contributes to solving problems with societal relevance, such as soil contamination, as well as with relevance for industry. In addition to his countless functions and leading activities in the research world, he is also the co-founder of InterPore – the International Society of Porous Media (since 2008). InterPore is a non-profit-making independent scientific organization with the aims of advancing and disseminating knowledge for the understanding, description, and modeling of natural and industrial porous media systems.