Professor Martin Blunt FREng

Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London

Martin Blunt is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London. He is distinguished for pioneering techniques to predict the underground flow of oil, water and gas with application to improved oil recovery, contaminant transport and carbon dioxide storage. He has founded two start-up companies to exploit his research.

More recently, Professor Blunt and his research team have pioneered the use of X-ray micro-tomography to image rocks and fluid displacement within them, in three dimensions at reservoir conditions of high temperature and pressure with micron spatial resolution.