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In Review

  • H. Cao, S. Yoon, Z. Xu, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, E. Bresciani, and P. K. Kang*, Emergence of unstable focused flow induced by variable-density flows in vertical fractures (submitted)
  • R. Sharma, P. K. Kang*, and P. Szymczak*, Effects of Mixing at Pore Intersections on Large-scale Dissolution Patterns (submitted)
  • Z. Xu, H. Cao, S. Yoon, P. K. Kang, Y.-S. Jun, T. Kneafsey, J. M. Sheets, D. Cole, and L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, Gravity-Driven Controls on Fluid and Carbonate Precipitation Distributions in Fractures (submitted)
  • M. A. Chen, S. H. Lee, and P. K. Kang*, Inertia-induced Mixing and Reaction Maximization in Laminar Porous Media Flows (submitted)
  • S. Yoon, J. D. Hyman, W. S. Han, and P. K. Kang*, Effects of dead-end fractures on non-Fickian transport in three-dimensional discrete fracture networks (submitted)
  • K. Xing, X. Shi, P. K. Kang, X. Kang, L. Ma, and J. Wu, Effect of recirculation zones on non-Fickian solute transport in rough fractures across a wide range of flow regimes. (submitted)
  • L. Wang, S. Yoon, L. Zheng, T. Wang, X. Chen, P. K. Kang, Flux exchange between fracture and matrix dictates late-time tracer tailing. (submitted)


  1. W. Lee, S. Yoon, and P. K. Kang*, Inertia and Diffusion Effects on Reactive Transport with Fluid–Solid Reactions in Rough Fracture Flows. Physical Review Fluids (2023).
  2. S. H. Lee, E. Secchi, and P. K. Kang*, Rapid formation of bioaggregates and morphology transition to biofilm streamers induced by pore-throat flows. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2023).
  3. S. Yoon, S. Lee, J. Zhang, L. Zeng, and P. K. Kang*, Inverse estimation of multiple contaminant sources in three-dimensional heterogeneous aquifers with variable-density flows. Journal of Hydrology (2023).


  1. J. Lee, W. S. Han, P. K. Kang, S. Yoon, S. Choung, J. Hwang, J. Shin, Quantification of Long-term Fate and Health-Risk of Remobilized Radiocesium Through Porous and Fractured Aquifers below a Dam. Journal of Hydrology (2022).
  2. R. N. Shandilya, E. Bresciani, A. C. Runkel, R. Higgins, S. Lee, and P. K. Kang*, Influence of inter-aquifer leakage on well-injection capacity: theory and aquifer-scale mapping for artificial recharge. Journal of Environmental Management (2022).
  3. M. Liu, B. Kwon, and P. K. Kang*, Machine Learning to Predict Effective Reaction Rates in 3D Porous Media from Pore Structural Features. Scientific Reports (2022).
  4. T. Kim, W. S. Han, J. Piao, P. K. Kang, and J. Shin, Predicting Remediation Efficiency of LNAPLs using Surrogate Polynomial Chaos Expansion Model and Global Sensitivity Analysis. Advances in Water Resources (2022).
  5. R. N. Shandilya, E. Bresciani, A. C. Runkel, C. E. Jennings, S. Lee, and P. K. Kang*, Aquifer-scale Mapping of Injection Capacity for Potential Aquifer Storage and Recovery Sites: Methodology Development and Case Studies in Minnesota, USA. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies (2022).
  6. R. N. Shandilya, E. Bresciani, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Influence of hydrogeological and operational parameters on well pumping capacity. Journal of Hydrology (2022).
  7. J. S. Kim, P. K. Kang*, S. He, L. Shen, S. S. Kumar, J. Hong, and I. W. Seo, Pore-Scale Flow Effects on Solute Transport in Turbulent Channel Flows over Porous Media. Transport in Porous Media, (2022).


  1. S. Yoon and P. K. Kang*. Mixing-induced Bimolecular Reactive Transport in Rough Channel Flows: Pore-scale Simulation and Stochastic Upscaling. Transport in Porous Media, (2021).
  2. S. Yoon, M. Dentz, and P. K. Kang*. Optimal Fluid Stretching for Mixing-limited Reactions in Rough Channel Flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2021).
  3. S. Park, T. M. Anggraini, J. Chung, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Microfluidic pore model study of precipitates induced by the pore-scale mixing of an iron sulfate solution with simulated groundwater. Chemosphere, (2021).
  4. S. An, P. K. Kang, P. J. Stuyfzand, W. Lee, S. Park, S.-T. Yun, and S. Lee. Identification of iron and sulfate release processes during riverbank filtration using chemical mass balance modeling. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, (2021).
  5. S. Yoon and P. K. Kang*. Roughness, inertia, and diffusion effects on anomalous transport in rough channel flows. Physical Review Fluids, (2021). *selected to be an Editors’ Suggestion


  1. P. K. Kang*, J. D. Hyman, W. S. Han, and M. Dentz. Anomalous Transport in Three-Dimensional Discrete Fracture Networks: Interplay between Aperture Heterogeneity and Particle Injection Modes. Water Resources Research, (2020).
  2. W. Lee, E. Bresciani, S. An, I. Wallis, V. Post, S. Lee, and P. K. Kang*. Spatiotemporal Evolution of Iron and Sulfate Concentrations during Riverbank Filtration: Field Observations and Reactive Transport Modeling. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, (2020).
  3. E. Bresciani, R. N. Shandilya, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Evolution of the radius of investigation during recovery tests. Journal of Hydrology, (2020).
  4. A. Suzuki, M. Miyazawa, A. Okamoto, H. Shimizu, I. Obayashi, Y. Hiraoka, T. Tsuji, P. K. Kang, and T. Ito. Inferring fracture forming processes by characterizing fracture network patterns with persistent homology. Computers and Geosciences, (2020).
  5. J. Piao, W. S. Han, P. K. Kang, B. Min, K. Y. Kim, G. Han, and J. G. Park. A Hybrid Optimization Methodology Identifying Optimal Operating Conditions for Carbon Dioxide Injection in Geologic Carbon Sequestration. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, (2020).
  6. J. S. Kim, I. W. Seo, D. Baek, and P. K. Kang*, Recirculating Flow-Induced Anomalous Transport in Meandering Open-Channel Flows. Advances in Water Resources, (2020).
  7. S. H. Lee and P. K. Kang*. Three-dimensional Vortex-induced Reaction Hotspots at Flow IntersectionsPhysical Review Letters, (2020). *selected to be a PRL Editors’ Suggestion.
  8. E. Bresciani, R. N. Shandilya, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Well radius of influence and radius of investigation: What exactly are they and how to estimate them? Journal of Hydrology, (2020).
  9. S. Yoon, S. Lee, J. R. Williams, and P. K. Kang*, Effects of variable-density flow on the value-of-information of pressure and concentration data for aquifer characterization. Advances in Water Resources, (2020).
  10. J. S. Kim and P. K. Kang*, Anomalous transport through free-flow-porous media interface: pore-scale simulation and predictive modeling. Advances in Water Resources, (2020).


  1. J. D. Hyman, M. Dentz, A. Hagberg, and P. K. Kang, Emergence of stable laws for first passage times in three-dimensional random fracture networks. Physical Review Letters, (2019).
  2. J. A. da Silva, P. K. Kang, Z. Yang, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Impact of confining stress on capillary pressure behavior during drainage through rough fractures. Geophysical Research Letters, (2019).
  3. P. K. Kang*, Q. Lei, M. Dentz, and R. Juanes, Stress-induced anomalous transport in natural fracture networks. Water Resources Research, (2019).
  4. J. D. Hyman, M. Dentz, A. Hagberg, and P. K. Kang, Linking structural and transport properties in three-dimensional fracture networks. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, (2019). *Journal cover.
  5. E. Bresciani, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee, Theoretical analysis of groundwater flow patterns near stagnation points. Water Resources Research, (2019).
  6. H. W. Kim, T. Yun, P. K. Kang, S. Hong, S. Jeong, and S. Lee, Evaluation of a real-time visualization system for scaling detection during DCMD, and its correlation with wetting. Desalination, (2019).
  7. P. K. Kang, E. Bresciani, S. An, and S. Lee, Potential impact of pore-scale incomplete mixing on biodegradation in aquifers: from batch experiment to field-scale modeling. Advances in Water Resources, (2019).


  1. W. Lee, P. K. Kang, A. S. Kim, and S. Lee, Impact of surface porosity on water flux and structural parameter in forward osmosis. Desalination, (2018).


  1. S. Yoon, J. R. Williams, R. Juanes, and P. K. Kang*, Maximizing the value of pressure data in saline aquifer characterization. Advances in Water Resources, (2017).
  2. P. K. Kang, W. Lee, S. Lee, and A. S. Kim, Origin of structural parameter inconsistency in forward osmosis models: a pore-scale CFD study. Desalination (2017).
  3. P. K. Kang, J. Lee, X. Fu, S. Lee, P. K. Kitanidis, and R. Juanes, Improved characterization of heterogeneous permeability in saline aquifers from transient pressure data during freshwater injection. Water Resources Research (2017).
  4. P. K. Kang*, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, S. Lee, and R. Juanes, Anomalous transport in disordered fracture networks: spatial Markov model for dispersion with variable injection modes. Advances in Water Resources (2017).


  1. M. Dentz, P. K. Kang, A. Comolli, T. Le Borgne, and D. R. Lester, Continuous time random walks for the evolution of Lagrangian velocities. Physical Review Fluids (2016).
  2. P. K. Kang, S. Brown, and R. Juanes, Emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2016). [pdf]
  3. P. K. Kang, Y. Zheng, X. Fang, R. Wojcik, D. McLaughlin, S. Brown, M. C. Fehler, D. R. Burns, and R. Juanes, Sequential approach to joint flow–seismic inversion for improved characterization of fractured media. Water Resources Research (2016).


  1. P. K. Kang, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, and R. Juanes, Anomalous transport on regular fracture networks: Impact of conductivity heterogeneity and mixing at fracture intersections. Physical Review E (2015).
  2. P. K. Kang, T. Le Borgne, M. Dentz, O. Bour, and R. Juanes, Impact of velocity correlation and distribution on transport in fractured media: field evidence and theoretical model. Water Resources Research (2015).
  3. M. Dentz, P. K. Kang, and T. Le Borgne, Continuous Time Random Walks for Non-Local Radial Solute Transport. Advances in Water Resources (2015).
  4. Y. Li, Y. Shen, and P. K. Kang, Integration of seismic and fluid-flow data: A two-way road linked by rock physics: 77th Annual International Conference and Exhibition, EAGE, Extended Abstracts (2015).

2014 and earlier

  1. P. K. Kang, P. de Anna, J. P. Nunes, B. Bijeljic, M. J. Blunt, and R. Juanes. Pore-scale intermittent velocity structure underpinning anomalous transport through 3D porous media. Geophysical Research Letters (2014).
  2. P. K. Kang, Y. Zheng, X. Fang, R. Wojcik, D. McLaughlin, S. Brown, M. C. Fehler, D. R. Burns, and R. Juanes. Joint flow–seismic inversion for characterizing fractured reservoirs: theoretical approach and numerical modeling, SEG Expanded Abstract (2013).
  3. A. T. Servi, P. K. Kang, D. Frey, and S. Murcott. A holistic optimization framework for improving ceramic pot filter performance, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC IEEE) (2013).
  4. P. K. Kang, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, and R. Juanes. Spatial Markov Model of Anomalous Transport Through Random Lattice Networks. Physical Review Letters (2011).
  5. P. K. Kang, M. Dentz, and R. Juanes. Predictability of anomalous transport on lattice networks with quenched disorder. Physical Review E (2011).