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Job Record #15469
TitlePhD positions: reactive transport in porous and fractured media
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Minnesota - Twin Cities
LocationUnited States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSaturday, December 15, 2018
Description:
Prof. Peter Kang’s research lab (http://pkkang.com) in the Department of Earth Sciences at 
the University of Minnesota (UMN) is looking for one or more Ph.D. Students in the area of 
reactive transport in porous and fractured media for Fall 2019. This position will cover full 
tuition, approximately $24,200 for the 12-month salary, and full benefits. 

Prof. Kang’s lab advances the fundamental understanding of fluid flow and reactive 
transport in porous and fractured media. We combine theory, high performance numerical 
simulation, and visual microfluidic experiments to understand how the coupling between 
multiple processes such as biogeochemical, thermal, and mechanical processes controls 
fluid flow and reactive transport across scales. Based on the understanding of the multi-
scale phenomena, we develop predictive models for subsurface energy and environment 
applications such as contaminant transport, reservoir characterization, aquifer storage and 
recovery, geothermal energy production, nuclear waste disposal, and groundwater and 
surface-water interactions.

UMN is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul (i.e., Twin Cities), and the Twin Cities's economy is 
the 13th largest in the U.S. and ranks second in the Midwest with very convenient 
transportation, life, and job opportunities. A lot of Fortune 500 companies and 17 
headquarters of them reside in the Twin Cities area.

UMN is ranked 8th in research among all public universities according to the National 
Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development. UMN faculty and alumni 
have won 25 Nobel Prizes (30 if including researchers), which is ranked 2nd among all 
public universities in the United States. Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) is one of 
the top 5 university-owned supercomputer centers in the nation.

Interested bachelor or master students in earth sciences, (civil, environmental, mechanical, 
chemical, petroleum) engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or other closely-related 
disciplines are encouraged to submit their applications to the Department of Earth 
Sciences at UMN before the deadline of December 15, 2018 
(https://www.esci.umn.edu/programs/gradprospective). Note that the application to the 
UMN Earth Sciences Program is very competitive: successful applicants are expected to 
have a very strong academic background, be highly motivated, and have strong interests in 
performing top-quality research and publishing in top-tier journals.

To join Prof. Kang’s lab, a solid background in fluid mechanics, numerical methods for 
partial differential equations and computer programming skills are important. Background 
in hydrogeology or microfluidics is desired but not required. Prospective candidates are 
welcome to email Prof. Kang (pkkang@umn.edu) with the following materials: a detailed 
academic CV (including a list of publications if applicable and GRE scores), transcripts, a 
brief statement that highlights the research interests and skills, and contact details of 
two/three references.

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #15469 when responding to this ad.
NamePeter Kang
Emailpkkang@umn.edu
Email ApplicationYes
URLhttp://pkkang.com
Record Data:
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