We study coupled processes determining flow and reactive transport in porous and fractured media across multiple scales. Field-scale subsurface processes are determined by the collection of coupled processes occurring at smaller scale. We investigate small-scale coupled processes and transfer the knowledge across multiple scales to develop statistical modeling frameworks. The new modeling frameworks not only can capture coupled, nonlinear phenomena, but also provide frameworks for subsurface characterization through joint inversion.

Our fundamental research help resolving real world problems such as subsurface contaminant transport, reservoir characterization, managed aquifer recharge, and clogging in porous media.Screen Shot 2018-01-23 at 4.32.37 PM

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  1. Anomalous transport in porous and fractured media
  2. Reactive transport in porous and fractured media
  3. Biogeochemical reactions at solid-fluid interfaces under fluid flow
  4. Coupled flow and geomechanics
  5. Joint inversion for subsurface characterization