My research interests span the areas of modeling flow and transport in subsurface, well hydraulics, coupled processes modeling with application to geologic carbon sequestration, parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification. I have a specific interest in application and development of analytical and numerical models for multi-phase coupled processes in subsurface systems.
Title: “Pumping test inference of saturated-unsaturated aquifer properties”
Advisor: Regents Prof. Shlomo P. Neuman
My Ph.D dissertation develops an analytical framework for characterizing vadoze zone hydraulic properties on realistic field scales by means of pumping tests conducted in the underlying saturated zone. The proposed method allows inferring saturated and unsaturated hydraulic properties of both the deep vadoze zone and the underlying pumped zone from groundwater drawdown and recovery data recorded in the saturated and, preferably but optionally, in the unsaturated zone above the water table.
Title: “Stochastic analysis of reactive transport in a fracture-matrix system”
Advisors: Sr.-Ing. Jurgen Kongeter and Dr. Rajesh Srivastava
My master’s thesis develops discrete stochastic simulation algorithm for the coupled flow and reactive transport processes in a two-dimensional fractured porous media. The simulation results were then compared with experimental results of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Last Updated: January 22, 2013