Ran Holtzman

Ran is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Coventry University, leading the Nonequilibrium in Environment and Engineering Systems (NEES) group, within the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Center.

Ran received his PhD from UC Berkeley, working with Tad Patzek on micromechanics of granular materials. He was a postdoctoral associate at MIT with Ruben Juanes, studying multiphase flow in deformable porous media. Prior to joining Coventry, he was a faculty in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a visiting scholar in the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain.


Students and postdoctoral researchers

Mykyta Chubynsky

EPSRC Research Fellow, Coventry University.

Nonequilibrium flow in disordered media: Memory, hysteresis, and energy dissipation.

Ali Saeibehrouzi

PhD student, Coventry University and University of Warwick (co-tutelle).

Multiphase flow in engineered porous media.

Mahboobeh (Tina) Fallah

PhD student, Coventry University.

Hydrophobicity-induced flooding and soil erosion.

Callum Samuels

PhD student, Coventry University; with Johnson Matthey inc.

Fluid and heat transport in particulate filters.

Qihang Li

A China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD student

Preferential transport of microplastics in soils.


Emmanuel Luther

PhD (2023), Coventry University.

Gravity fingering in immiscible fluid-fluid displacement-Implications for carbon geosequestration.

Roi Roded

PhD (2022), Hebrew Univerisity of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dissertation: The multi-physics, multi-scale, nature of reactive transport in porous media.

Oshri Borgman

PhD (2018), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dissertation: A pore-scale study of the effects of heterogeneity and deformation on fluid displacement in granular media.

Yonatan Ganot

PhD (2018), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dissertation: Hydraulic and Geochemical Processes during Managed Aquifer Recharge with Desalinated Seawater.

Inbar Vaknin

MSc (2018), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Thesis: Experimental Study of Pockmark Formation.

Evyatar Cohen

MSc (2017), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Thesis: The effect of heterogeneity and correlation length on CO2 storage in the saline Jurassic aquifer of the Negev.

Xavier Paredes

Postdoctoral associate (2013-2015), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Project: Dissolution and compaction during reactive transport in carbonates.