Miss Alexandra Sweeney
|PhD in the Department of Earth Sciences
October 2021 - Present: PhD, Durham University
Jan 2021 - Sept 2021: Project Coordinator on the Met4Tech (www.Met4Tech.org)
August 2018 - November 2020: Graduate Research Assitant, University of Exeter
October 2014 - June 2018: MSci Earth Science, Durham University
My PhD Research
The Heat Beneath Our Feet: modelling groundwater flow and heat transfer in abandoned coal mines for minewater geothermal energy.
I will be using MatLab and ArcGIS to model groundwater flow and heat transfer in abandoned coal mines. I will be researching how water flow within the mine systems affects the siting of the abstraction and re-injection wells, as well as establishing some generic rules for having multiple users in one mine system.