Peter Kang

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. Peter Kang


[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: Evolution of the Lagrangian velocity distribution and CTRW model for arbitrary injection modes. Advances in Water Resources. (2017)

[5] 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)

[6] P. K. Kang, S. Brown, and R. Juanes, Emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. (2016)

[7] 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)

[8] 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)

[9] 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)

[10] M. Dentz, P. K. Kang, and , T. Le Borgne, Continuous Time Random Walks for Non-Local Radial Solute Transport. Advances in Water Resources. (2015)

[11] 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)

[12] 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)

[13] 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)

[14] P. K. Kang, M. Dentz and R. Juanes. Predictability of anomalous transport on lattice networks with quenched disorder. Physical Review E (2011)

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