Martin Lesueur, a postdoc fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division, is the recipient of a 2020 section award from AGU: the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award.
Lesueur, whose research is focused on linking micro-scale digital rock physics to field-scale reservoir engineering, is one of seven postdocs and students from across the world to receive an AGU section award this year. He is working with Mengsu Hu and Jonny Rutqvist here at Berkeley Lab. This year, 22 AGU sections gave a total of 85 awards and honors.
The Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award is presented annually to one or more promising young scientists in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of mineral and rock physics achieved during the honoree’s Ph.D. research. Two researchers other than Lesueur were honored with the award this year, one from the University of Milan and another from Brown University.
Lesueur is lead author of this paper which describes the development of a multi-physics numerical framework coupling three scales of interest. The authors propose a new model for fault reactivation induced from oil production.
“Having just graduated from my Ph.D. this year, this award means a lot to me because it is a recognition of all the work accomplished during this long period of time,” Lesueur said. “The appreciation shown to me from the AGU gives me confidence that my research is worth pursuing, and I will continue to push even further towards the understanding of multiphysics processes across scales.”
Learn more about the AGU section awards here.