Dr Mohamed Garum

Dr Mohamed Garum


He obtained his BSc (First Class Honours) in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tripoli (2014, Libya), which was followed by he worked with Harouge and AKAKUS oil operations companies in the area of crude oil and estimation of reserve until 2016. In 2017, he was awarded an MSc with distinction in Information and Communication Technology from Cardiff University- Cardiff in 2017. Following this, he went on to complete his PhD in Multi-scale 2D/3D imaging for Characterization of Microstructural Properties within rocks (Digital rocks) with aiming to understand the fliud flow behavoir, PSD, and pore connectivity / networks within rock at School of Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Leeds (2021, UK).

In recent years his research interests have focused on imaging techniques, including Multi-scale 2D/3D imaging and characterization materials over different scales (sub-nano scale to cm-scale) as well as upscaling from nm-scale to mm-scale with aims to build novel and advanced 2D/3D digital approaches and correlative experiments to fully understand materials properties/ behaviour and also to understand complicated pore networks within materials cross multiple scales (nm to cm). This will achieve the goal of enabling economic growth and environment protection via many applications of clean energy extraction and storage.

Dr Garum is currently a member of the SPE, EGU, EAGE and LSP.

Research interests

Dr Garum's research portfolio is presently very wide, and can be summarised by the following areas:

  • 2D/3D Imaging techniques with different dimension and sizes.
  • Multi-scale Imaging characterisation of pores and rocks (sub-nano scale to cm-scale)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Fluid flow in rough natural fractures and pore spaces in rocks, including the transport and remediation of dissolved chemically toxic and radioactive contaminants
  • Rock mechanics and the use of fracing for improving recovery from shale gas deposits.
  • Integration of laboratory, borehole and field measurements for improved reservoir/crustal analysis.
  • Investigation materials on applying high spatial resolution characterisation methods X-ray (µ-CT, Nano-CT ), SEM&EDS, XRF, AFM, FIB-SEM, TEM, XRD , TOC, BET, DVS, Mercury procemtery injection (MIP) , GRI, thermal analysis (TGA analysis), and Nitrogen adsorption (N2) for evaluation materials properties as well as nanoparticles/nanofluid properties.
  • Multiphase flow at the pore scale system.
  • Injection fluid or mercury on the rock etc.
  • Multi-scale investigation of subsurface energy storage

The applications include shale gas/oil, carbon storage and sequestration, geothermal and heat storage, nuclear wate disposal, Hydrogen , compressed air storage, low-carbon and renewable energy technologiesetc.ect. 

Figure 1

Figure 1: An example of multi-scale imaging techniques of the shale rock (Garum et al., 2021)


  • 2021: PhD (Chemical and Process Engineering), University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • 2017: MSc (Information Technology), Cardiff University-Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • 2014: BSc (Petroleum Engineering), Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya.