Welcome to GeoEnergy LAboratory (GELA) at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Korea Advance
d Institue of Science and Technology (KAIST). How can we use our scientific understanding of earth materials to bring solutions to the energy- and sustainability-related problems that humanity has faced? This is a question that intrigues our interest. We study the physics and mechanics of particulate materials and porous media. We apply our theoretical, computational, and experimental research to bring solutions to geo-related energy and sustainability problems, such as methane hydrate, geologic carbon storage, energy resource recovery, and microbial activities in geo-materials.



Position Available
We are looking for master students, PhD students, and postdoctoral research fellows who have interest to challenge energy and sustainable problems and join our GeoEnergy Lab. Please contact Tae-Hyuk Kwon for more information.