Kang Research Group advances our fundamental understanding of coupled flow processes in porous and fractured media. We combine theory, high-performance numerical simulations, visual laboratory experiments, machine learning, and field dye tracing to understand how the coupling between multiple processes such as biogeochemical, thermal, and mechanical processes controls fluid flow and reactive transport in hydrologic and subsurface systems across spatial scales (from pore to field scale). Based on the improved understanding, we develop predictive models for various applications such as contaminant transport in hydrologic systems, fractured aquifer characterization, aquifer storage and recovery, and groundwater and surface-water interactions.

Please visit here for my group’s official webpage: KRG website


´╗┐Recent news:

  • I have an open position for PhD student in the area of flow and transport in fractured media. Please contact me with your full CV if interested. I am looking for a student with backgrounds in fluid mechanics, laboratory experiments, and numerical modeling.
  • [March 3, 2022] Woonghee won a prestigious SAFL award, 2021-22 Nels Nelson Fellowship. Woonghee, congratulations on receiving this award and on your many accomplishments!

Contact: pkkang@umn.edu