Michael Johns

Professor, DENG Cantab.

  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 2366 Citations
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Previous positions

Lecturer(2000); Senior lecturer(2005) and University Reader - Engineering Colloids(2008-2011): Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, U.K.


My research focuses predominately on the use of a range of magnetic resonance techniques in various engineering applications. Prominent topics are the characterisation of emulsions (oilfield, food and agrochemicals), biofouling of reverse osmosis membranes and rock core characterisation and flooding.


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Process tomography
  • Emulsions
  • Colloids
  • Reverse osmosis membranes
  • CO2 sequestration—residual trapping
  • Interfacial tension
  • Oilfield fluids
  • Enhanced gas recovery
  • Rock core flooding
  • Special core analysis

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 2005 2018

Gas hydrate formation probability distributions: The effect of shear and comparisons with nucleation theory

May, E. F., Lim, V. I. W. S., Metaxas, P. J., Du, J., Stanwix, P. L., Rowland, D., Johns, M. L., Haandrikman, G., Crosby, D. & Aman, Z. M. 13 Mar 2018 In : Langmuir. 34, 10, p. 3186–3196

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations

Modelling hydrate deposition and sloughing in gas-dominant pipelines

Di Lorenzo, M., Aman, Z. M., Kozielski, K., Norris, B. W. E., Johns, M. L. & May, E. F. 1 Feb 2018 In : Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 117, p. 81-90 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas pipelines
Ethylene Glycol

NMR derived water content from high magnetic susceptibility rock cuttings

Carroll, M., O'Neill, K., Bristow, N. W., Hopper, T., Vogt, S. J., Johns, M. L. & Fridjonsson, E. O. 15 Jun 2018 In : Minerals Engineering. 122, p. 211-219 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetic susceptibility
Magnetic susceptibility
Water content
nuclear magnetic resonance
water content
5 Citations

By-line NMR emulsion droplet sizing

Ling, N. N. A., Haber, A., May, E. F., Fridjonsson, E. O. & Johns, M. L. 16 Mar 2017 In : Chemical Engineering Science. 160, p. 362-369 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear magnetic resonance
2 Citations

Capillary trapping quantification in sandstones using NMR relaxometry

Connolly, P. R. J., Vogt, S. J., Iglauer, S., May, E. F. & Johns, M. L. 1 Sep 2017 In : Water Resources Research. 53, 9, p. 7917-7932 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nuclear magnetic resonance