Hongfan Cao

PhD Student

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. I obtained my M.S. degree in 2019 from Hohai University. During M.S. study, I combined numerical modeling and laboratory sand tank experiments to study the impact of compressed air injection into saline aquifers for mitigating seawater intrusion. I am broadly interested in the flow and reactive transport in porous and fractured media and currently studying density effects on flow, transport, and mixing in fractured media. I am also conducting visual experiments by combining PIV and LIF techniques to visualize coupled flow processes in porous media.