News

[June 26, 2019] Bauyrzhan Primkulov's paper on signatures of fluid-fluid displacement in porous media: wettability, patterns, and pressures, accepted in Journal of Fluid Mechanics. This work demonstrates a novel dynamic pore network model that faithfully captures the impact of wettability on multiphase flow in porous media. It is a collaboration with researchers from MIT, Princeton, Oxford and UC Berkeley.

[June 21, 2019] Our paper on a comprehensive comparison of pore-scale models for multiphase flow in porous media is published in PNAS (Read the paper). This work is the result of an international collaboration between researchers from 20 institutions across the world.



[May 13, 2019]
Undergraduate student Katelyn Wylie joins the group for the summer. Katelyn is in the Civil Engineering and Society program and she is passionate about solving the problem of climate change. Welcome!!

[May 10, 2019] ChungHyuk Lee's paper on compressible gas invasion is published in Physical Review Applied (Read the paper). This work applies to renewable energy storage via PEM electrolysis and it is a collaboration with the Thermofluids for energy and advanced materials lab at the University of Toronto.


[May 1, 2019]
PhD student Ashkan Irannezhad joins the group. Ashkan did his undergraduate and graduate studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Tehran and Amirkabir University of Technology, respectively. Welcome!!

[December 24, 2018] Robin Zhao delivered an invited talk at the State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science in Wuhan University.



[October 24, 2018]
Harris Rabbani's paper on pore geometry control of apparent wetting in porous media is published in Scientific Reports (Read the paper). This work is a collaboration with Nima Shokri from the University of Manchester and Ruben Juanes from MIT.



[October 11, 2018]
Bauyrzhan Primkulov's paper on quasi-static fluid-fluid displacement in porous media: invasion-percolation through a wetting transition, is published in Physical Review Fluids (Read the paper). This work is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Alberta, University of Oxford, and MIT.

[September 26, 2018] Pranay Shrestha's paper on hydrophilic microporous layer coatings for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells is published in Journal of Power Sources (Read the paper). This work is a collaboration with the Thermofluids for energy and advanced materials lab at the University of Toronto.

[September 4, 2018] Robin Zhao joins the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University.

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