About the Author
Jishan Liu is a professor in the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. His primary interest is in the area of unconventional geomechanics with applications to coal seam gas, shale gas, and tight gas extractions, CO2 sequestration in coal seams, caprock sealing capcity, and coal mine safety. His specialties are modelling and experimentation of coupled processes in these areas of applications. Derek Elsworth is a professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. His interests are in the areas of computational mechanics, rock mechanics, and in the mechanical and transport characteristics of fractured rocks, with application to geothermal energy, the deep geological sequestration of radioactive wastes and of CO2, unconventional hydrocarbons including coal-gas, tight-gas shales and hydrates, and instability and eruption dynamics of volcanoes.