We study coupled flow processes in porous and fractured media. We combine theory, numerical simulation and experiments to further advance fundamental understanding of the 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 real world problems in areas of subsurface energy and water resources, including subsurface contaminant transport, reservoir characterization, aquifer storage and recovery (managed aquifer recharge), and water filtration.

Contact: pkkang@umn.edu / pkkang@mit.eduPoreFracFieldRecent news:

  • I will be joining the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor and a Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology in August 2018. Please email me if you are interested in joining my research group.
  • [July 7-8, 2018]  I will be chairing Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) “Flow & Transport in Permeable Media – Understanding complexity for Prediction in Permeable Media”, which will take place July 7-8, 2018 at the Jordan Hotel, Sunday River, Newry, ME, US. As is the tradition at GRSs, the attendants are strongly encouraged to stay for the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the same topic that will take place during the week after the GRS. Please register in advance!