Professor Christopher Hall

Emeritus Professor

Research Institute: 

  • Materials and Processes
Prof Christopher Hall
Prof Christopher Hall

Academic Qualifications: 

  • MA, DPhil, DSc (Oxford)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 


Research Interests: 

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  • My main scientific interests are in the chemistry of materials and geomaterials used in oilfield and civil engineering, and the application of several advanced experimental methods. I have worked extensively on capillary liquid transport in porous construction materials (NMR imaging methods, measurement of transport properties and modelling of capillary flow). At present, my research activities are in experimental methods for studying reactive transport and chemomechanical processes in complex inorganic materials such as rocks and cement-based materials. Our recent work includes the development of synchrotron-based diffraction tomography, the application of scanning probe microscopy to mineral/water reactions; the hydrothermal chemistry of materials under deep borehole conditions; and analysis and chemistry in archaeology and building conservation.