Kang Research Group

We study fluid flow and reactive transport in subsurface systems to develop innovative solutions to water, energy, and climate issues.

We are an interdisciplinary team of motivated and passionate students and researchers dedicated to advancing our fundamental understanding of coupled flow processes in porous and fractured media. Using a variety of cutting-edge research tools, we study how fluid flow and reactive transport are influenced by biogeochemical, thermal, and mechanical processes, at various spatial scales (pore to field). With the improved understanding, we develop predictive models for critical subsurface applications, including in situ carbon mineralization, contaminant transport in subsurface systems, fractured aquifer characterization, enhanced geothermal systems, and aquifer storage and recovery.