Porous Media Multiphysics Research Lab


Welcome to PM²R Lab


Sahar Bakhshian 

Bureau of Economic Geology,Jackson School of GeosciencesThe University of Texas at AustinUniversity Station, Box X, Austin, TX  78712-8924Phone: (512)-471-2243Email: sahar.bakhshian@beg.utexas.edu

At PM²R Lab, we are dedicated to unraveling the complex dynamics of multiphysics phenomena in porous media through experiments, analytical, and computational modeling to tackle geoscience and environmental-related problems. Of particular interest is investigating the physics of multiphase flow in porous media using microfluidic experiments and cutting-edge computational modeling.

The primary research areas include:

1- Pore-scale and reservoir-scale multiphase flow modeling and simulation associated with CO2 geologic storage

2- Microfluidic experiments of multiphase flow in porous media

3- Environmental risk assessment of CO2 storage

4- Environmental monitoring associated with CO2 storage

5- Data analytics applicable to environmental sensor data

We seek collaboration with universities, national laboratories, and industries. In case you are interested, please feel free to contact Sahar Bakhshian.