Dr Piroska Lorinczi

Dr Piroska Lorinczi


Piroska is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Applied Geosciences, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. She started teaching in 2010 as a lecturer. Prior to that she did a PhD on numerical modelling of fluid flow within heterogeneous petroleum reservoirs such as flow through layered sequences, across partially-sealing faults and around wells, followed by a period of postdoctoral research in geodynamical modelling of lithospheric deformation. Piroska has worked on mathematical modelling of a range of physical processes. Her main research focuses on the development and use of computational methods to improve the understanding of fluid flow in porous media. She has worked on the development and use of direct and inverse computational methods to improve the understanding of fluid flow in unconventional reservoirs such as shale gas reservoirs and to determine unknown flow properties in such reservoirs.

Research interests

  • Numerical modellling
  • Inverse problems
  • Reservoir simulation
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  • PhD, Earth Sciences/Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds
  • MSc, Algebra/Mathematics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
  • BSc, Mathematics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

Piroska is teaching on the following modules:

  • SOEE3030 Environmental Research Project (module leader)
  • SOEE5400M Environmental Research Project (module leader)
  • SOEE1630 Field, GIS and Research Skills (lecturer/tutor)
  • SOEE2570 Research in the Environmental Social Sciences (lecturer/tutor)
  • SOEE2701 Fieldwork and Tutorials 2 (lecturer/tutor)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience

Current postgraduate researchers

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