DrDomenicoBau

Dr Domenico Bau

Senior Lecturer

Address:
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 22 20253
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5701

E-mail: d.bau@sheffield.ac.uk
Room: G13 Kroto

 

 

 

 


My research helps to prevent water pollution and protect us from contaminants.

Dr Domenico Bau

Profile

Domenico’s research explores computational methods of modelling the movement of fluids in the subsurface, such as groundwater, oil and gas, contaminant transport (including chemicals within fluids), and the mechanics of soil and fluid formations. By understanding the characterisation of the area below the surface of the earth, its structure and how it behaves, his work can help prevent water pollution, protect us from contaminants, and reduce uncertainty and risk in the subsurface management.

Domenico has an undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University, USA. For his undergraduate and graduate studies, he developed numerical models to assess the environmental impact associated with the development of gas reservoirs and aquifers, and he designed remediation systems for the cleanup of contaminated groundwater plumes. In his academic career, he has led research projects focusing on the design of systems for carbon geological storage, management of water supply from integrated aquifer-catchment systems, and characterisation of geomechanical parameters of gas reservoirs using land-surface deformation data.

Domenico joined the Department in 2014. His current research concentrates on subsurface hydrology, with a particular focus on: the development and use of computer models to simulate groundwater flow and reactive contaminant transport, as well as deformation in geologic formations due to fluid extraction. He also focuses on the development of computational methods for characterising hydrogeological properties using field observations.




Selected Publications

Books

  • Bahrawi J, Fontane DG & Bau D (2010) Stochastic Analysis of the Impacts of Rainfall on Groundwater Recharge. VDM Verlag. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Zoccarato C, Ferronato M, Gambolati G, Teatini P & Baù D (2016) Ensemble smoothing of land displacements and deep compaction for the geomechanical characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future, Vol. 2 (pp 1171-1176) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zoccarato C, Ferronato M, Gambolati G, Janna C, Teatini P, Alzraiee A & Baú D (2015) Data assimilation of SAR-based measurements for geomechanical characterization. Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (pp 1229-1234) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zoccarato C, Alzraiee A, Bau D, Ferronato M, Gambolati G, Janna C & Teatini P (2014) Geomechanical characterization of storage reservoirs by assimilation of surface displacements. 4th EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop 2014: Demonstrating Storage Integrity and Building Confidence in CCS (pp 92-96) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bailey RT & Bau DA (2010) INVERSE MODELLING OF HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY DISTRIBUTION BY ASSIMILATION OF RETURN FLOW DATA. PROCEEDINGS OF THE XVIII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN WATER RESOURCES (CMWR 2010) (pp 879-886) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Teatini P, Ferronato M, Gambolati G, Bau D & Putti M (2010) STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS OF THE VENICE UPLIFT DUE TO SEAWATER INJECTION INTO DEEP AQUIFERS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE XVIII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN WATER RESOURCES (CMWR 2010) (pp 534-541) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bau D, Gambolati G & Teatini P (2000) Under-relaxed iterations for coupled finite element solution to gas and water dynamics in depleted reservoirs. Computational methods in water resources - Volume 1 - Computational methods for subsurface flow and transport (pp 195-200) RIS download Bibtex download