News

Ehsan Haghighat

  • [Jan 16, 2017] Postdoctoral associate Ehsan Haghighat joins the group. Welcome!




Droplet motion driven by tensotaxis

  • [Jan 10, 2017] Paper on droplet motion driven by tensotaxis, in collaboration with Jesus Bueno and Hector Gomez from the University of A Coruna, and Yuri Bazilevs from UCSD, published in Extreme Mechanics Letters. (Read the paper)


AGU Fall Meeting



Robin Zhao

  • [Dec 6, 2016] Robin Zhao successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled Multiphase flow in porous media: the impact of capillarity and wettability from field-scale to pore-scale. Congratulations, Dr. Zhao!! (Pictures)



APS Fluids Meeting



Coarsening arrest by viscous fingering

  • [Sep 20, 2016] Ruby Fu and Luis Cueto's paper on thermodynamic coarsening arrest by viscous fingering in partially-miscible binary mixtures, published in Physical Review E. (Read the paper)



Anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures

  • [Sep 6, 2016] Peter Kang's paper on the emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures, in collaboration with Steve Brown from EAPS, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. (Read the paper)


Wettability control on multiphase flow


Coupled flow-geomechanics modeling of Emilia-Romagna earthquakes


Mohammad Aladwani Alina Tyukhova



Marie Julie Dalbe

  • [May 13, 2016] Marie-Julie Dalbe received the CEE Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring, Teaching and Excellence Award. Congratulations!



Ben Scandella

  • [May 11, 2016] Benjamin Scandella successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled Spatiotemporal variability of methane ebullition from lake sediments. Congratulations, Dr. Scandella!! (Pictures)



Methane venting quantification from multibeam sonar


Capillary pressure hysteresis

  • [Feb 29, 2016] Luis Cueto's paper on discrete-domain description of multiphase flow and the origin of hysteresis in porous media, published in Geophysical Research Letters. (Read the paper)


MIT EAPS

  • [Feb 18, 2016] Ruben Juanes receives joint faculty appointment in the department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

Local quantized states



Joint flow-seismic inversion of fractured media

  • [Feb 12, 2016] Peter Kang's paper on joint flow-seismic inversion for improved characterization of fractured media, in collaboration with seismologists from the Earth Resources Lab, published in Water Resources Research. (Read the paper)

Abdelaziz Beljadid




AGU Fall Meeting



APS Fluids Meeting

Interface evolution during viscous fingering

  • [October 28, 2015] Jane Chui and Pietro de Anna's paper on interface evolution during radial miscible viscous fingering, published as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review E. (Read the paper)



TOUGH Symposium

Ruben Juanes




David Castineira Na-Hyun Jung



Mixing at nodes in regular fracture networks

  • [August 30, 2015] Peter Kang's paper on the impact of conductivity heterogeneity and mixing at fracture intersections on anomalous transport in regular fracture networks, in collaboration with Marco Dentz at the Spanish National Research Council and Tanguy Le Borgne at the University of Rennes, published in Physical Review E. (Read the paper)

Reservoir characterization using flow and geodetic data

  • [August 26, 2015] Birendra Jha's paper on reservoir characterization using joint inversion of flow and geodetic data, published in International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. (Read the paper)


Thin films in partial wetting

Ruby Fu

  • [June 18, 2015] Ruby Fu featured in MIT News for her work on methane bubbles. Watch a video explaining her research here.



Energy Futures magazine



Stochastic resilience of water-stress ecosystems

  • [May 28, 2015] Luis Cueto's paper on the stochastic structure of critical transitions in water-stressed ecosystems, in collaboration with Marco Dentz at the Spanish National Research Council, published in Physical Review E. (Read the paper)


Stabilizing fluid-fluid displacements through wettability



Viscous Fingering and Heterogeneity



Jane Chui and Ruby Fu



David Santillan Sanchez

  • [Mar 20, 2015] Juanes Group welcomes Dr. David Santillan from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain as a visitor for the spring semester.



Amos Nur

  • [Mar 19, 2015] Prof. Amos Nur from Stanford University visits group and gives CEE Pierce Lab seminar "Imaging and Computing: Digital Rock Physics for Reservoir Characterization, Simulation, and Monitoring": Thu, Mar 19 @4:00pm, Bldg 1-131.


Marie Julie Dalbe



Joshua White

  • [Mar 4, 2015] Dr. Joshua White from Lawrence Livermore National Lab visits group and gives CEE Pierce Lab seminar: Wed, Mar 4 @4:00pm, Bldg 1-131. (Read the abstract)



Transport in fractured media

  • [Feb 18, 2015] Peter Kang's paper on the impact of velocity correlation and distribution on transport in fractured media, in collaboration with Tanguy Le Borgne and Olivier Bour at the University of Rennes, and Marco Dentz at the Spanish National Research Council, published in Water Resources Research. (Read the paper)


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • [Feb 10, 2015] Juanes Group celebrates the opening of our new Subsurface Energy and Mechanics Lab (SEaM Lab) during the ribbon cutting ceremony. (Pictures)


Rock Dissolution



Jane Chui

  • [Jan 7, 2015] Jane Chui received the Outstanding Student Paper Award for the work she presented at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, titled "The Impact of Miscible Viscous Fingering on Mixing." Congratulations!

AGU Fall Meeting

Zhibing Yang

  • [Dec 14, 2014] Postdoctoral fellow Zhibing Yang joins the group.

Phase-field model of two-phase Hele-Shaw flows

3D pore-scale anomalous transport

Capillary pinning of gravity currents

Graduation 2014

Poromechanics of faults

  • [May 14, 2014] Birendra Jha's paper on coupled multiphase flow and poromechanics: a computational model of pore-pressure effects on fault slip and earthquake triggering, published in Water Resources Research. (Read the paper)

Birendra Jha Award Catherine Cheng Award

  • [May 13, 2014] Catherine Cheng won the MIT CEE Leadership and Community Award, while Birendra Jha won the MIT CEE Best Doctoral Thesis Award (link). Congratulations to both!

New Scientist: Lock up your carbon

Pressure and migration constraints on CO2 storage

Amir Michael

  • [Jan 31, 2014] Michael Chen and Amir Pahlavan passed their Qualifying Exams. Congratulations!

CO2 dissolution from geologic traps

Mathias Trojer

  • [Jan 8, 2014] Mathias Trojer successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled Fluid-fluid invasion patterns and their relevance for geological CO2 storage. Congratulations, Dr. Trojer!!

Birendra Jha

  • [Dec 20, 2013] Birendra Jha successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled Flow through porous media: From mixing of fluids to triggering of earthquakes. Congratulations, Dr. Jha!!

AGU Fall Meeting

Tanguy Le Borgne

Projections of gas production

  • [Dec 3, 2013] Luis Cueto's commentary on forecasting long-term gas production from shale, published in PNAS. (Read the paper)

Special issue on Geologic CO,,2,, Sequestration

Convective dissolution of gravity currents

  • [Dec 1, 2013] Juan Hidalgo and Chris MacMinn's paper on the dynamics of convective dissolution from a migrating current of carbon dioxide, published in Advances in Water Resources, as part of the special issue on 'Computational Methods in Geologic CO2 Sequestration'. (Read the paper)

CO2 dissolution from geologic traps

3D convective mixing

  • [Nov 4, 2013] Xiaojing Fu and Luis Cueto's paper on pattern formation and coarsening dynamics in 3D convective mixing in porous media, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. (Read the paper; Videos)

Mixing from viscous fingering

Ruben Juanes

Alexandre Tartakovsky

Price of anarchy in contagion dynamics

Maseeh Award

Marco Dentz

  • [May 9, 2013] Prof. Marco Dentz from the Spanish National Research Council visits group and gives Environmental Sciences seminar: Thu, May 9 @4:00pm, Bldg 48-316. (Read the abstract)

  • [May 3, 2013] Ruben Juanes awarded tenure at MIT.

Martin Blunt

Peter Kang

Mike Szulczewski

  • [April 17, 2013] Mike Szulczewski successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled The Subsurface Fluid Mechanics of Geologic CO2 Storage. Congratulations, Dr. Szulczewski!! (pictures)

Gravity currents arrested by dissolution

  • [Apr 11, 2013] Chris MacMinn's paper on buoyant currents arrested by convective dissolution, accepted in Geophysical Research Letters.

Diogo Bolster

Jane Chui

  • [Mar 7, 2013] Jane Chui received the Outstanding Student Paper Award for the work she presented at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, titled "The three regimes of miscible viscous fingering." Congratulations! (AGU citation)

Miscible lock exchange

  • [Feb 20, 2013] Michael Szulczewski's paper on the evolution of miscible gravity currents in horizontal porous layers, published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics. (Read the paper)

Lock exchange immiscible flows

3D gravity fingering

  • [Feb 5, 2013] Luis Cueto's paper in collaboration with Hector Gomez from the University of A Coruna, on three-dimensional simulation of unstable gravity-driven infiltration, published in Journal of Computational Physics. (Read the paper)

Ruby

  • [Feb 4, 2013] Ruby Fu passed her Qualifying Exams. Congrats!

Scaling of convective mixing

AGU Fall Meeting

APS Fluids Meeting

Pietro De Anna

Michael Chen

Geographic spreading

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Capillary fracturing

Amir Pahlavan

Ruben Juanes

CCS Short Course

Peter Kang

  • [April 28, 2012] Peter Kang received the Outstanding Student Paper Award for the work he presented at the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, titled "Insights about the Origin of Anomalous Transport through Fractured Media: Modeling and Observations from a Field Test in Fractured Granite." Congratulations!

Mike Szulczewski

Bubbles in a capillary tube

  • [April 6, 2012] Luis Cueto's paper on macroscopic phase-field modeling of partial wetting was published in Physical Review Letters. (Read the paper)

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe

Trapping and dissolution

Jesus Carrera

  • [March 22, 2012] Prof. Jesus Carrera from the Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC) visits group and gives EFM / Hydrology seminar: Thu, March 22nd @4:00pm, Bldg 48-316. (Read the abstract)


Marco Thiele

  • [March 9, 2012] Prof. Marco Thiele from Streamsim Technologies / Stanford University visits group and gives SPE distinguished lecture: Friday, March 9 @12:00pm, Bldg 48-316.

Al Valocchi

  • [March 1, 2012] Prof. Al Valocchi from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign visits group and gives EFM / Hydrology seminar: Thu, March 1st @4:00pm, Bldg 48-316. (Read the abstract)

Jane Robin

Mixing from viscous fingering

Mixing in viscously unstable flows

Chris

  • [Dec 15, 2011] Chris MacMinn successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled Migration and Trapping of CO2 in Saline Aquifers. Congratulations, Dr. MacMinn!! (pictures)

AGU Fall Meeting

Knut Jorgen Maloy

Capillary and solubility trapping

Marco Dentz

  • [October 24-31, 2011] Prof. Marco Dentz from the Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC) visits group and gives a special EFM / Hydrology seminar: Fri Oct 28st @12:00pm, Bldg 48-316.

Spatial Markov model on a lattice

MIT Energy Night

  • [October 21, 2011] Chris MacMinn and Robin Zhao present poster titled Fluid mechanics of geological carbon dioxide storage at the 2011 MIT Energy Night: Fri Oct 21st, 5:30-8pm, MIT Museum. (Read abstract)

Scott Backhaus

  • [October 21, 2011] Scott Backhaus from Los Alamos National Lab visits group and gives a special EFM / Hydrology seminar: Fri Oct 21st @12:00pm, Bldg 48-316.

Dani Or

  • [October 20, 2011] Prof. Dani Or visits group and speaks at the Environmental Fluid Mechanics / Hydrology seminar: Thu Oct 20th @4:00pm, Bldg 48-316. (Read abstract)

  • [October 13, 2011] Ruben Juanes speaks at the Computational Sustainability Seminar Series: Nonequilibrium physics and computation of water infiltration in dry soil: Implications for the ecohydrology of arid regions - Thursday, Oct. 13th, 3-4pm, MIT Room 32-D463 (Read abstract).

Insa Neuweiler

  • [September 12, 2011] Prof. Insa Neuweiler visits group and speaks at the Environmental Fluid Mechanics / Hydrology seminar: Thu Sep 15th @4:00pm, Bldg 48-316. (Read abstract)

Micro-CT image of invasion in silt

  • [September 8, 2011] A paper in collaboration with the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, on the X-ray imaging of the mode of gas migration in water-saturated sediments, appeared in Geophysical Research Letters. Controlled experiments elucidate the preferential mode of gas migration in sediments, and show that capillary invasion dominates in coarse sediments; conduit opening in fine sediments. (Read the paper)

Overpressure from hydrate dissociation

  • [July 21, 2011] Ran Holtzman's paper on overpressure caused by hydrate dissociation appeared in Geophysical Research Letters. In this paper we show, by means of a fully-coupled pore-scale model, that dissociation kinetics and fluid displacement at the pore scale control the overpressure from hydrate dissociation. (Read the paper; auxiliary material; auxiliary videos)

CCS Short Course

Mixing from viscous fingering

AGU Fall Meeting

Peter Kang collects a water sample in Kiwilani, Tanzania

Herbert Huppert

  • [May 4, 2011] Prof. Herbert Huppert visits group and speaks at the Environmental Fluid Mechanics seminar (Wed May 4th @2:30pm, Bldg 48-316).

  • [April 14, 2011] Birendra Jha and Luis Cueto's paper on fluid mixing from viscous fingering was accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.

Birendra Jha Peter Kang Chris MacMinn

  • [April 12, 2011] Birendra Jha, Peter Kang and Chris MacMinn each received Outstanding Student Paper Awards for the work they presented at the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. Birendra's paper is titled "Fluid mixing from viscous fingering." Peter's is titled "Effective transport in lattice fracture networks with uncorrelated and correlated velocity field." Chris's paper is titled "Spreading and dissolution of CO2 in horizontal aquifers: theory and experiments." Congratulations!

Christos Nicolaides

Ben Scandella

lattice network

methanepaper

  • [Feb 24, 2011] Ben Scandella's paper on methane venting from lake sediments was accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters. In this paper we present a simple, mechanistic model to predict the episodic bubbling of methane, shown here as a multicolored plume from sonar data and superposed on a blue seismic profile of a lake bottom. (Read the paper)

Christos Nicolaides Birendra Jha

Robin Zhao Jane Chui Juan Hidalgo

Peter Kang

  • [Aug 11, 2010] Peter Kang receives Science Graduate Fellowship by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Congratulations! (MIT news)

Michael Szulczewski Birendra Jha

  • [May 20, 2010] Birendra Jha and Mike Szulczewski each received Outstanding Student Paper Awards for the work they presented at the AGU Fall Meeting 2009. Birendra's paper is titled "Numerical Simulation of Mixing in Viscous-Fingering Displacements." Mike's is titled "Suppression of Mixing in Miscible Viscous Fingering in a Hele-Shaw Cell." Congratulations!

Quals… check!

DOE Early Career Award

CO2 storage

  • [Jan 11, 2010] Figuring out where to put the carbon. New tools from MIT could help evaluate where to do it — and how to keep it contained (MIT News Story)

NUPUS

Methane Fracturing

Svalbard

View Monte Verita

MIT Energy Conference

MISTI

  • [Feb 24, 2009] MISTI selects project on carbon sequestration for the Hayashi Seed Fund (MIT News; MISTI Seed Funds)

  • [Jan 15, 2009] Postdoctoral associate Ran Holtzman joins the group

Gravity Fingers

CO2 Basin Footprint

Ruben Juanes - Boston Magazine

CO2 Plume

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