Peter Kang


I am a geoscientist whose research focuses on the physics of flow and reactive transport in porous and fractured media. One of my favorite quotes is “Thinking is the hardest thing a man can do, probably the reason so few of them do it.” by Henry Ford. I frequently remind myself of this quote so that I can constantly challenge myself and become a better person and more creative scientist each day.

I joined the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor and a Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology in August 2018. I was a researcher at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) from 2015-2018, and was a postdoctoral associate in the Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL) at MIT before joining KIST. I received my MSc (2010) and PhD (2014) in Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT under Professor Ruben Juanes. The title of my PhD thesis is, “Anomalous Transport through Porous and Fractured Media,” and my PhD was generously supported by DOE SCGF program and MIT Martin Fellowship. I obtained BSc of Civil, Urban & Geosystem engineering at Seoul National University with summa cum laude in 2008.

I currently teach the following courses: Fluid Earth Dynamics (ESCI 3202), General Hydrogeology (ESCI 4702), Field Hydrogeology Field Camp (4971W/5971), and Fractured Rock Hydrogeology (ESCI 5980).


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Proverbs 29:23 Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.