Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
[March 13-17, 2023] Peter, Michael, Sang, and Hongfan attended and presented at COLOSSAL Conference organized by the University of Oslo at Porto de Galinhas in Brazil. Peter gave a keynote lecture, and Sang received the best presentation award for his presentation on microbes in porous media!
[July 20, 2022] Enjoying summer in Minneapolis after successful experiments at SAFL!
[May 25, 2022] Dye tracing in Southeast Minnesota! We collaborate with hydrogeologists at state agencies to better understand groundwater flow and contaminant transport in karst aquifers in Southeast Minnesota.
[May 17, 2022] Seonkyoo organized a group dinner for us to celebrate the beginning of summer together. Thank you, Seonkyoo!
[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!
[April 2, 2021] Rachel Tripp, an undergrad intern mentored by Sang and Peter, received the best poster award from the UMN Earth Student Research Symposium. Congratulations, Rachel!!
[August 6, 2020] Michael Chen received NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship! Michael will study the effects of incomplete mixing on calcite dissolution combining microfluidic experiments and pore-scale simulations. Congratulations, Michael!
[April 6, 2020] Sang Lee’s paper on “Three-dimensional Vortex-induced Reaction Hotspots at Flow Intersections”, has been published online in Physical Review Letters and selected to be a PRL Editors’ Suggestion!
[Feb 3-7, 2020] Peter attended Lorentz center workshop on “Mixing in Porous Media” and gave a contributed lecture on “3D Vortex-induced reaction hotspots at fracture intersections.”
[Dec 9-13, 2019] Kang Research Group attended the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco. See the schedule of presentations: AGU_KRG
[Dec 9-13, 2019] Peter co-chaired a session titled “Coupled Flow Processes in Fractured Media Across Scales: Experimental and Modeling Advances” at 2019 AGU Fall Meeting. The session conveners are Jeffrey Hyman (LANL), Jan-Olof Selroos (SKB), Philippe Davy (Geosciences Rennes) and myself (University of Minnesota).
[Nov 13, 2019] Peter gave an invited seminar at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis.
[Oct 5] Peter co-organized 4th MIDWEST OpenFOAM USER GROUP MEETING (MOFUG)
[Aug 17, 2019] Celebrated the first year anniversary of Kang Research Group.
[June 10-14, 2019] Peter gives invited research seminars in China at Zhejiang University, Hohai University, and Nanjing University.
[April 26, 2019] Peter gave a CEGE Environmental Seminar at the University of Minnesota.
[April, 2019] 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.
[March 27, 2019] Peter gave a Departmental seminar at the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota.
[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.
[Jan 18, 2019] Peter gave an invited departmental seminar at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa.
[Dec 10-14, 2018] Kang Research Group itinerary for the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Please click the following link: AGU_KRG
[Dec 10-14, 2018] I co-chaired 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). It was indeed a stimulating session and we will continue organizing this session!
[November 27, 2018] Peter Kang gave a research seminar at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), an interdisciplinary fluids research and educational facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
[November 16, 2018] Peter Kang gave a research seminar for the geomechanics group in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
[October 27, 2018] My paper titled “Potential impact of pore-scale incomplete mixing on biodegradation in aquifers: From batch experiment to field-scale modeling” accepted in Advances in Water Resources.
[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!
[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.”
[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!
[Aug 31, 2017] My paper on maximizing the value of pressure data in saline aquifer characterization accepted in Advances in Water Resources.
[May 12, 2017] My paper on improved characterization of heterogeneous permeability in saline aquifers accepted in Water Resources Research.
[April 1, 2017] My paper on anomalous transport in disordered fracture networks accepted in Advances in Water Resources.
[Aug 2, 2016] My paper on the emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures, in collaboration with Steve Brown and Ruben Juanes at MIT, accepted in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
[July 11 – 12, 2016] Prof. Catherine Noiriel from University of Toulouse, France visits KIST and gives a research seminar “Resolving time-dependent evolution of pore scale structure, permeability and reactivity using X-ray microtomography”
[May 9 – 13, 2016] Peter visits MIT to continue close collaboration with ERL and SEaM Lab at MIT and gave ERL Tuesday morning seminar.
[March 22, 2016] I co-organized international workshop on aquifer storage and recovery in saline aquifer. The workshop was successfully held at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). Please click the following link for the program: ASR_workshop_KIST.
[March 21-25, 2016] Prof. Pieter Stuyfzand from Delft University of Technology and Dr. Gerard van den Berg from KWR, Netherlands visited KIST to participate in ASR workshop at KIST and to visit Busan ASR field site. KIST and KWR teamed up to collaborate on ASR application in brackish and saline aquifers. More details can be found in the following article: SUBSOL_KIST_article
[January 13, 2016] My paper on “joint flow-seismic inversion for improved characterization of fractured media”, in collaboration with geophysicists from the MIT Earth Resources Lab, accepted in Water Resources Research.