2015 - 2018: Researcher in the Center for Water Resources Cycle Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea
2015 - 2018: Research Affiliate in the Subsurface Energy and Mechanics Lab, MIT, Cambridge, MA, US
2014 - 2015: Postdoctoral Associate in Earth Resources Laboratory, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA, US
Scientific & Professional Societies
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
Research & Teaching
I am a geoscientist whose research focuses on the physics of flow and reactive transport in porous and fractured media. My research group combines theory, high-performance numerical simulations, machine learning, and visual laboratory experiments to understand how coupled processes control mixing and reactive transport across spatial scales (from pore to field scale). Based on the improved understanding, we develop predictive models for groundwater, subsurface energy, and environmental applications.
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. Yoon and P. K. Kang. Roughness, inertia, and diffusion effects on anomalous transport in rough channel flows. Physical Review Fluids, 2021.
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.
S. H. Lee and P. K. Kang. Three-dimensional Vortex-induced Reaction Hotspots at Flow Intersections. Physical Review Letters, 2020.
P. K. Kang, Q. Lei, M. Dentz, and R. Juanes, Stress-induced anomalous transport in natural fracture networks. Water Resources Research, 2019.
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, S. Brown, and R. Juanes, Emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2016.
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.
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, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, and R. Juanes. Spatial Markov Model of Anomalous Transport Through Random Lattice Networks. Physical Review Letters, 201