Welcome to my webpage, where you will find a brief summary of my research.
I am a Research Associate at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin. I study pore-scale phenomena associated with CO2 geo-sequestration to gain a fundamental understanding of the long-term fate of stored CO2 as well as the storage capacity of geological formations. I have developed a pore-scale fluid flow simulator using the lattice Boltzmann Method. Our simulator is a powerful tool, which can handle multiphase flow simulations in geometric features obtained from the image data of realistic rock formations.
I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Southern California. During my Ph.D., I developed a novel and comprehensive numerical model for fluid adsorption-induced deformation in porous materials with complex pore space geometry. Although this framework is completely general and applicable to any type of porous materials ranging from nano-porous adsorbents to geological formations, I applied the model for simulation of CO2 sequestration in underground reservoirs such as sandstone and shale formations (in collaboration with Center for Geologic Storage of CO2 (GSCO2). Some other directions of my Ph.D. research include numerical simulation of fluid flow in deformable porous media using Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and Discrete element modeling (DEM), computational modeling of fluid-solid interaction using coupled LBM and immersed boundary method (IBM) and stochastic modeling of porous media. I have also developed algorithms and codes for parallel computing of DEM to simulate shear deformation in granular porous media.
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