Kang Research Group advances the understanding, modeling and prediction of fluid flow and reactive transport in porous and fractured media. We combine theory, high performance numerical simulation, and visual laboratory experiments to understand how the coupling between multiple processes such as biogeochemical, thermal, and mechanical processes controls fluid flow and reactive transport across scales: from pore to fracture to field scale. Based on the understanding of the multi-scale phenomena, we develop predictive models for subsurface energy and environment applications such as contaminant transport, reservoir characterization, aquifer storage and recovery, and groundwater and surface-water interactions.

Contact: pkkang@umn.edu PoreFracFieldRecent news:

  • [Oct 22-26, 2018]  I will be giving an invited talk titled Impact of geological stress on flow and transport in fractured media at the IMA workshop on “Recent Advances in Machine Learning and Computational Methods for Geoscience.”
  • [Dec 10-14, 2018]  I will be co-chairing a session titled “Coupled Processes in Fractured Media Across Scales: Experimental and Modeling Advances (H040)” at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting. The session conveners are Jeffrey Hyman (LANL), Jan-Olof Selroos (SKB), Philippe Davy (Geosciences Rennes) and myself (University of Minnesota). Please come to our stimulating session!