Kang Research Group advances our fundamental understanding of coupled flow processes 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 improved understanding of the multi-scale phenomena, we develop predictive models for water resources and environmental applications such as contaminant transport, subsurface characterization, aquifer storage and recovery, and groundwater and surface-water interactions.

Contact: pkkang@umn.edu


Recent news:

  • I have open positions for MS and PhD students. Please contact me with your full CV if interested. I am looking for a student with strong fluid mechanics and numerical modeling background.
  • Peter Kang receives the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (NTFA) for his project titled: “Understanding and predicting biofilm dynamics on rough surfaces: the interplay among fluid flow, roughness, and biofilm”. The 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award was created over twenty-five years ago by 3M’s Technical Community in partnership with 3Mgives’s Giving Program to invest in individuals who will lead university teaching and research programs in the future.
  • [Jan 22, 2019] Peter Kang became an affiliated faculty member of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) at the University of Minnesota. Since opening its doors in 1938, SAFL has fostered a consistent legacy of academic excellence and cutting-edge fluid mechanics research.