Michael Chen

Postdoctoral associate

I am a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Kang’s group, and I am studying mixing corrosion, a coupled flow and geochemical process relevant to early karstification, using microfluidic devices. I completed my PhD in 2019 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I studied biogeochemical soil and groundwater processes at the pore scale. My work included the development of a novel microfluidic device that can be analyzed with an x-ray fluorescence microprobe in-situ to study metal contaminant transport as well as the study of a biogeochemical process where semi-conductive hematite can link metal reducing bacterial metabolism to chromium reduction. I am generally interested in understanding how biogeochemical processes impact the transport of nutrients and contaminants at the pore scale.

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