We study coupled flow processes 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 upscaled modeling frameworks. The new modeling frameworks will not only 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. Please email me if you are interested in joining my research group. I have open positions for graduate students, and we welcome visiting students and scholars.
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