Imperial College London, UK (2019): PhD in Geology and Geophysics
University of Oxford, UK (2014): Masters in Earth Sciences (Geology) including BA Hons.
I am an Honorary Lecturer at UNSW and am an IWY Fellow/Research Scientist at CSIRO. I am part of the CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission and the Environment team. I also work with the Energy team on a range of projects, including natural hydrogen exploration, fluid migration modelling, risk to groundwater and more. Before this role, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNSW and focused on coupling fluid flow and basin evolution. The highlight of my time at UNSW was developing an algorithm to rapidly calculate basin-scale vertical fluid velocities for a range of fluids, including CO2 and hydrogen. This was recently published in Nature Scientific Reports.
Before joining UNSW, I completed a PhD and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geology and Geophysics at Imperial College London and gained an undergraduate masters degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford. I am also a fellow of the Geological Society of London, American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union and a keen caver/outdoors explorer.
My wider research interests include geodynamics, mantle convection, basin evolution, carbon capture and storage, low-carbon technology and sedimentary source to sink processes.
I am always keen to explore new avenues of research and collaborations with domestic and international partners.
2019: £19,000 grant from Medical Research Council/UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support early career researchers across academic disciplines.
2014-2018: £85,000 PhD scholarship from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) and Imperial College London. Scholarship included tuition fees, annual stipend and research grant.
2019: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface Most read and downloaded paper (Lodhia et al., 2019).
2018: American Association of Petroleum Geologists SEPM best student presentation at AAPG ACE event, Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
2017: Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain best presentation award at the 17th annual African exploration and production conference, London, UK.
2021 - 2023 (UNSW, Australia)
ARC Linkage project 'Kinematica'. My work focuses on coupling fluid flow and dynamic basin processes to produce a rapid resource exploration tool. Recent publication: Lodhia, B.H., Clark, S.R. Computation of vertical fluid mobility of CO2, methane, hydrogen and hydrocarbons through sandstones and carbonates. Sci Rep 12, 10216 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-14234-6.
2019 - Present (Imperial College London, UK)
UK Unconventional Hydrocarbons (UKUH) project. My work focused on estimating shale gas resources in Northern England's Bowland Basin. I am currently a collaborator on this and several other linked projects, including investigating why unconventional shale gas failed in the United Kingdom and possibilities for low-carbon natural gas extraction in shales.
Geological Society of London. I am an editor for an upcoming special volume on sedimentary and geochemical processes in black shales and basin evolution in Northern England, due to be published in late 2021/early 2022.
2014 - 2018 PhD research (Imperial College London, UK)
My PhD research focused on linking dynamic mantle processes, basin development, continental uplift/subsidence and sedimentary source to sink processes across the African continent and in the Mauritanian Basin, West Africa. My PhD thesis is available at https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk/handle/10044/1/67891. Publications from my PhD are:
My Research Supervision
Previous research student supervision