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  • H. Cao, S. Yoon, Z. Xu, L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, E. Bresciani, and P. K. Kang*, Emergence of unstable focused flow induced by variable-density flows in vertical fractures (submitted)
  • R. Sharma, P. K. Kang*, and P. Szymczak*, Effects of Mixing at Pore Intersections on Large-scale Dissolution Patterns (submitted)
  • Z. Xu, H. Cao, S. Yoon, P. K. Kang, Y.-S. Jun, T. Kneafsey, J. M. Sheets, D. Cole, and L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, Gravity-Driven Controls on Fluid and Carbonate Precipitation Distributions in Fractures (submitted)
  • M. A. Chen, S. H. Lee, and P. K. Kang*, Inertia-induced Mixing and Reaction Maximization in Laminar Porous Media Flows (submitted)
  • S. Yoon, J. D. Hyman, W. S. Han, and P. K. Kang*, Effects of dead-end fractures on non-Fickian transport in three-dimensional discrete fracture networks (submitted)
  • W. Lee, S. Yoon, and P. K. Kang*, Inertia and Diffusion Effects on Bimolecular Reactive Transport with Fluid–Solid Reactions in Rough Channel Flows (submitted)
  • K. Xing, X. Shi, P. K. Kang, X. Kang, L. Ma, and J. Wu, Effect of recirculation zones on non-Fickian solute transport in rough fractures across a wide range of flow regimes. (submitted)
  • L. Wang, S. Yoon, L. Zheng, T. Wang, X. Chen, P. K. Kang, Flux exchange between fracture and matrix dictates late-time tracer tailing. (submitted)


  • S. H. Lee, E. Secchi, and P. K. Kang*, Rapid formation of bioaggregates and morphology transition to biofilm streamers induced by pore-throat flows. (accepted in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA)
  • S. Yoon, S. Lee, J. Zhang, L. Zeng, and P. K. Kang*, Inverse estimation of multiple contaminant sources in three-dimensional heterogeneous aquifers with variable-density flows. Journal of Hydrology (2023).


  • J. Lee, W. S. Han, P. K. Kang, S. Yoon, S. Choung, J. Hwang, J. Shin, Quantification of Long-term Fate and Health-Risk of Remobilized Radiocesium Through Porous and Fractured Aquifers below a Dam. Journal of Hydrology (2022).
  • R. N. Shandilya, E. Bresciani, A. C. Runkel, R. Higgins, S. Lee, and P. K. Kang*, Influence of inter-aquifer leakage on well-injection capacity: theory and aquifer-scale mapping for artificial recharge. Journal of Environmental Management (2022).
  • M. Liu, B. Kwon, and P. K. Kang*, Machine Learning to Predict Effective Reaction Rates in 3D Porous Media from Pore Structural Features. Scientific Reports (accepted).
  • T. Kim, W. S. Han, J. Piao, P. K. Kang, and J. Shin, Predicting Remediation Efficiency of LNAPLs using Surrogate Polynomial Chaos Expansion Model and Global Sensitivity Analysis. Advances in Water Resources (accepted).
  • R. N. Shandilya, E. Bresciani, A. C. Runkel, C. E. Jennings, S. Lee, and P. K. Kang*, Aquifer-scale Mapping of Injection Capacity for Potential Aquifer Storage and Recovery Sites: Methodology Development and Case Studies in Minnesota, USA. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies (accepted).
  • R. N. Shandilya, E. Bresciani, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Influence of hydrogeological and operational parameters on well pumping capacity. Journal of Hydrology (accepted).
  • J. S. Kim, P. K. Kang*, S. He, L. Shen, S. S. Kumar, J. Hong, and I. W. Seo, Pore-Scale Flow Effects on Solute Transport in Turbulent Channel Flows over Porous Media. Transport in Porous Media, (2022).


  • J. S. Kim, P. K. Kang*, S. He, L. Shen, S. S. Kumar, J. Hong, and I. W. Seo, Pore-Scale Flow Effects on Solute Transport in Turbulent Channel Flows over Porous Media. (accepted)
  • S. Yoon and P. K. Kang*. Mixing-induced Bimolecular Reactive Transport in Rough Channel Flows: Pore-scale Simulation and Stochastic Upscaling. Transport in Porous Media, (2021).
  • S. Yoon, M. Dentz, and P. K. Kang*. Optimal Fluid Stretching for Mixing-limited Reactions in Rough Channel Flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2021).
  • S. Park, T. M. Anggraini, J. Chung, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Microfluidic pore model study of precipitates induced by the pore-scale mixing of an iron sulfate solution with simulated groundwater. Chemosphere, (2021).
  • S. An, P. K. Kang, P. J. Stuyfzand, W. Lee, S. Park, S.-T. Yun, and S. Lee. Identification of iron and sulfate release processes during riverbank filtration using chemical mass balance modeling. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, (2021).
  • S. Yoon and P. K. Kang*. Roughness, inertia, and diffusion effects on anomalous transport in rough channel flows. Physical Review Fluids, (2021). *selected to be an Editors’ Suggestion


  • P. K. Kang*, J. D. Hyman, W. S. Han, and M. Dentz. Anomalous Transport in Three-Dimensional Discrete Fracture Networks: Interplay between Aperture Heterogeneity and Particle Injection Modes. Water Resources Research, (2020).
  • W. Lee, E. Bresciani, S. An, I. Wallis, V. Post, S. Lee, and P. K. Kang*. Spatiotemporal Evolution of Iron and Sulfate Concentrations during Riverbank Filtration: Field Observations and Reactive Transport Modeling. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, (2020).
  • E. Bresciani, R. N. Shandilya, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Evolution of the radius of investigation during recovery tests. Journal of Hydrology, (2020).
  • A. Suzuki, M. Miyazawa, A. Okamoto, H. Shimizu, I. Obayashi, Y. Hiraoka, T. Tsuji, P. K. Kang, and T. Ito. Inferring fracture forming processes by characterizing fracture network patterns with persistent homology. Computers and Geosciences, (2020).
  • J. Piao, W. S. Han, P. K. Kang, B. Min, K. Y. Kim, G. Han, and J. G. Park. A Hybrid Optimization Methodology Identifying Optimal Operating Conditions for Carbon Dioxide Injection in Geologic Carbon Sequestration. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, (2020).
  • J. S. Kim, I. W. Seo, D. Baek, and P. K. Kang*, Recirculating Flow-Induced Anomalous Transport in Meandering Open-Channel Flows. Advances in Water Resources, (2020).
  • S. H. Lee and P. K. Kang*Three-dimensional Vortex-induced Reaction Hotspots at Flow IntersectionsPhysical Review Letters, (2020). *selected to be a PRL Editors’ Suggestion.
  • E. Bresciani, R. N. Shandilya, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee. Well radius of influence and radius of investigation: What exactly are they and how to estimate them? Journal of Hydrology, (2020).
  • S. Yoon, S. Lee, J. R. Williams, and P. K. Kang*, Effects of variable-density flow on the value-of-information of pressure and concentration data for aquifer characterization. Advances in Water Resources, (2020).
  • J. S. Kim and P. K. Kang*, Anomalous transport through free-flow-porous media interface: pore-scale simulation and predictive modeling. Advances in Water Resources, (2020).


  • J. D. Hyman, M. Dentz, A. Hagberg, and P. K. Kang, Emergence of stable laws for first passage times in three-dimensional random fracture networks. Physical Review Letters, (2019).
  • J. A. da Silva, P. K. Kang, Z. Yang, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Impact of confining stress on capillary pressure behavior during drainage through rough fractures. Geophysical Research Letters, (2019).
  • P. K. Kang*, Q. Lei, M. Dentz, and R. Juanes, Stress-induced anomalous transport in natural fracture networks. Water Resources Research, (2019).
  • J. D. Hyman, M. Dentz, A. Hagberg, and P. K. Kang, Linking structural and transport properties in three-dimensional fracture networks. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, (2019). *Journal cover.
  • E. Bresciani, P. K. Kang, and S. Lee, Theoretical analysis of groundwater flow patterns near stagnation points. Water Resources Research, (2019).
  • H. W. Kim, T. Yun, P. K. Kang, S. Hong, S. Jeong, and S. Lee, Evaluation of a real-time visualization system for scaling detection during DCMD, and its correlation with wetting. Desalination, (2019).
  • P. K. Kang, E. Bresciani, S. An, and S. Lee, Potential impact of pore-scale incomplete mixing on biodegradation in aquifers: from batch experiment to field-scale modeling. Advances in Water Resources, (2019).


  • W. Lee, P. K. Kang, A. S. Kim, and S. Lee, Impact of surface porosity on water flux and structural parameter in forward osmosis. Desalination, (2018).


  • 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: spatial Markov model for dispersion with variable 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). [pdf]
  • 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).
  • Y. Li, Y. Shen, and P. K. Kang, Integration of seismic and fluid-flow data: A two-way road linked by rock physics: 77th Annual International Conference and Exhibition, EAGE, Extended Abstracts (2015).

2014 and earlier

  • 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).
  • A. T. Servi, P. K. Kang, D. Frey, and S. Murcott. A holistic optimization framework for improving ceramic pot filter performance, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC IEEE) (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).
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