Woonghee Lee

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 jointly from Korea University and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in 2017. My M.S. thesis (co-advised by Prof. Kang) was on pore-sale modeling of forward osmosis processes which led to two journal publications. I also conducted field-scale reactive transport modeling of a river bank filtration site as a research assistant at KIST for a year after obtaining my M.S. degree. My research interest is in combining reactive transport modeling and microfluidics experiments to improve our fundamental understanding of mixing and reactive transport in fractured media. I am also participating in a NSF project where I collaborate with geobiologists and geochemists to understand the mechanisms by which microbial activity interacts with physical and geochemical components of the subsurface to create feedbacks for habitability in permanently anoxic, fractured-rock systems.

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