Journal Papers

Mishaan, G., Y. Zhong, and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2023. Fracture process zone in crystalline rock: effect of specimen size and shape. Theor. Appl. Fracture Mech., 128, 104118, doi:10.1016/j.tafmec.2023.104118.

Kim, K., P. Kundzicz, and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2023. Effect of CO2 injection on the multiphase flow properties of reservoir rock. Transport in Porous Media, 147, 429-461, doi:10.1007/s11242-023-01916-6.

Kim, H. and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2023. Evaluation of CO2 sealing potential of heterogeneous Eau Claire shale. Journal of Geological Society, 528, SP528-2022-134, doi:10.1144/SP528-2022-134.

Rahimzadeh Kivi, I., R.Y. Makhnenko, C.M. Oldenburg, J. Rutqvist, and V. Vilarrasa. 2022. Clay-rich caprocks build confidence in permanent geologic storage of CO2 at the gigatonne scale. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2022GL100443,

Sciandra, D., I. Rahimzadeh Kivi, V. Vilarrasa, R.Y. Makhnenko, and D. Rebscher. 2022. Blind prediction of the hydro-mechanical response of Opalinus Clay to the CO2 long-term periodic injection experiment (CO2LPIE) at the Mont Terri rock laboratory. Geomech. Geophys. Geo-energ. Geo-resour., 8(5), 166, doi: 10.1007/s40948-022-00442-x.

Kim, K., and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2022. Short- and long-term responses of reservoir rock to CO2 injection. Rock Mech. & Rock Engin., 55 (11), 6605-6625, doi: 10.1007/s00603-022-03032-1.

Bondarenko, N., Y. Podladchikov, and R. Makhnenko. 2022. Hydromechanical impact of basement rock on injection-induced seismicity in Illinois Basin. Scientific Reports, 12,

Rahimzadeh Kivi, I., R.Y. Makhnenko, and V. Vilarrasa. 2022. Two‑phase flow mechanisms controlling CO2 intrusion into shaly caprock. Transport in Porous Media, doi: 10.1007/s11242-021-00256.

Bondarenko, N., S. Williams-Stroud, J. Freiburg, and R. Makhnenko. 2021. Geomechanical aspects of induced seismicity during CO2 injection in Illinois Basin. The Leading Edge, 40(11), 823-830, doi: 10.1190/tle40110063.1.

Yarushina, V., R.Y. Makhnenko, Y. Podladchikov, H. Wang, and L. Räss. 2021. Viscous behavior of clay-rich caprock and its role in focused fluid flow. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, e2021GC009949.

Kim, K., and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2021. Changes in rock matrix compressibility during deep CO2 storage. Greenhouse Gases – Science & Technology, 11(5), 954-973, doi: 10.1002/ghg.2106.

Zareidarmiyan, A., F. Parisio, R.Y. Makhnenko, H. Salarirad, and V. Vilarrasa. 2021. How equivalent are equivalent porous media? Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, e2020GL089163, doi: 10.1002/2020GL089163.

Kim, K., and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2020. Coupling between poromechanical behavior and fluid flow in tight rock. Transport in Porous Media, doi: 10.1007/s11242-020-01484-z.

Makhnenko, R.Y., Ge, and J.F. Labuz. 2020. Localization of deformation in fluid-saturated rock. Int. J. Rock Mech. & Mining Sci., 134, 104455, doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2020.104455.

Tarokh, A., R.Y. Makhnenko, K. Kim, X. Zhu, J.S. Popovics, B. Segvic, D.E. Sweet. 2020. Influence of CO2 injection on the poromechanical response of Berea sandstone. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control., 95, 102959, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.102959.

Tarokh, A., and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2019. Remarks on the solid and bulk responses of fluid-filled porous rock. Geophysics, 84(4), WA83-WA95, doi: 10.1190/geo2018-0.495.1.

Parisio, F., A. Tarokh, R.Y. Makhnenko, D. Naumov, X.-Y. Miao, O. Kolditz, and T. Nagel. 2019. Experimental characterization and numerical modeling of fracture processes in granite. Int. J. Solids Struct., 163, 102-116, doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.12.019.

Makhnenko, R.Y., and Y. Podladchikov. 2018. Experimental poroviscoelasticity of common sedimentary rock. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth., 123, 7586-7603, doi: 10.1029/2018JB015685.

Kim, K., V. Vilarrasa, and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2018. CO2 injection effect on geomechanical and flow properties of calcite-rich reservoirs. Fluids, 3(3), 66, doi: 10.3390/fluids3030066.

Labuz, J.F., F. Zeng, R.Y. Makhnenko, and Y. Li. 2018. Brittle failure of rock: A review and general linear criterionJ. Struct. Geol., 112, 7-28doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.04.007.

Vilarrasa, V., and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2017. Caprock integrity and induced seismicity from laboratory and numerical experimentsEnergy Procedia, 125: 494-503, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.172.

Makhnenko, R.Y., V. Vilarrasa, D. Mylnikov, and L. Laloui. 2017. Hydromechanical aspects of CO2 breakthrough into clay-rich caprock. Energy Procedia, 114: 3219-3228, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1453.

Räss, L., R.Y. MakhnenkoY. Podladchikov, and L. Laloui. 2017. Quantification of viscous creep influence on storage capacity of caprock. Energy Procedia, 114: 3237-3246, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1455.

Vilarrasa, V., R.Y. Makhnenko, and L. Laloui. 2017. Potential for fault reactivation due to CO2 injection in a semi-closed saline aquiferEnergy Procedia, 114: 3282-3290, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1460.

Tarokh, A., R.Y. Makhnenko, A. Fakhimi, and J.F. Labuz. 2017. Scaling of the fracture process zone in rockInt. J. Fract., 204: 191-204, doi: 10.1007/s10704-016-0172-0.

Makhnenko, R.Y., and J.F. Labuz. 2016. Elastic and inelastic deformation of fluid-saturated rockPhil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 374: 20150422, doi: 10.1098/rsta.20150422.

Vilarrasa, V., R.Y. Makhnenko, and S. Gheibi. 2016. Geomechanical analysis of the influence of CO2 injection location on fault stabilityJ. Rock Mech. Geotech. Eng., 8: 805-818. doi: 10.1016/j.jrmge.2016.06.006.

Makhnenko, R.Y., and J.F. Labuz. 2015. Dilatant hardening of fluid-saturated sandstone. J. Geophys. ResSolid Earth, 120: 909–922, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011287.

Makhnenko, R.Y., Harvieux, and J.F. Labuz. 2015. Paul-Mohr-Coulomb failure surface of rock in the brittle regimeGeophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6975-6981, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065457.

Makhnenko, R.Y. , and J. Labuz. 2014. Plane strain testing with passive restraintRock Mech. Rock Eng., 47(6): 2021-2029, doi: 1007/s00603-013-0508-2.


Vilarrasa, V., R.Y. Makhnenko, F. Parisio. 2020. Geomechanics and fluid flow in geothermal systems. Geofluids, doi: 10.1155/2020/8947258.


Tomac, I., S. Kim, and R.Y. Makhnenko. 2023. Rock Mechanics for GeoEnergy Applications – Energy Extraction and Storage from Below Our Feet. GEOSTRATA, 27(1), 42-49.

Makhnenko, R. EPFL, Switzerland Welcomes 13th Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies in 2016. Greenhouse News, March 2015, Issue 117.