Peter K. Kang
I am a research affiliate at MIT and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. I received PhD from MIT in 2014 and worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Earth Resources Laboratory at MIT from 2014 to 2015. I obtained BSc of Civil, Urban & Geosystem engineering at Seoul National University with summa cum laude in 2008.
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- Anomalous Transport: Developing an effective transport theory for anomalous transport through porous and fractured media across multiple scales.
- Joint Inversion for subsurface characterization: Developing inversion methodologies that integrates multiple sources of data for subsurface imaging.
- Coupled flow-geomechanics: Investigating coupling between fluid flow properties with geomechanical properties.
- Reactive Transport: Investigating the interplay between flow, transport and geochemical reactions.
I combine theory, numerical modeling, laboratory and field experiments to tackle research problems across multiple scales.
 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)
 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)
 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)
 P. K. Kang, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, S. Lee and R. Juanes, Anomalous transport in disordered fracture networks: Evolution of the Lagrangian velocity distribution and CTRW model for arbitrary injection modes. Advances in Water Resources. (2017)
 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)
 P. K. Kang, S. Brown, and R. Juanes, Emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. (2016)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 M. Dentz, P. K. Kang, and , T. Le Borgne, Continuous Time Random Walks for Non-Local Radial Solute Transport. Advances in Water Resources. (2015)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 P. K. Kang, M. Dentz and R. Juanes. Predictability of anomalous transport on lattice networks with quenched disorder. Physical Review E (2011)