Post-doctoral Researcher

Soo-Min Ham

Research Interest

: Fundamentals of soil erosion phenomena (2-minute talk 2)

: Modeling of hydraulic fracturing (2-minute talk 1) 

: Coupled CFD-DEM modeling of fluid-solid interactions

Ph.D. Students

Yong-Min Kim

Research Interest

: Bacterial biofilm and EPS formation in soils and its effect on hydraulic conductivity

: Bio-sealing of water-front earth structures using bacterial biopolymers and biofilms


Research Interest

: Fines migration during hydrate production

: X-ray computed microtomography

: Diffusive growth of gas hydrate in porous media

Min-Kyung Jeon

Research Interest

Two-phase flows in porous media - Pore network modeling and micro-fluidic experiments

Micro-rheology of biopolymers and biofilms

Seung-Hun Baek

Research Interest

Carbonate cementation in sands: X-ray CT imaging and its effect on hydraulic conductivity

Hyun-Woo Joo

Research Interest

: Use of Induced polarization(IP) for monitoring of microbial activities in soils

Ryan Ramirez

Research interests are but not limited to: 

: Effect of vegetation on soil behavior and landslide occurrence

: Applications of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR)

: Soil remediation utilizing waste materials and by-products

Yoon-Ah Kim

Research Interest 

: Bio-inspired geotechnics: Design and behaviors of root-inspired foundation and anchor systems

M.Sc. Students

Donghyeong Choi

Research Interest 

: Soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI) and settlement behavior caused by soil liquefaction

June-Ho Park

Research Interest 

: Characterization and monitoring of T-H-M properties of rock masses in the high-level nuclear waste geologic disposal system

Oliver Ramos

Research Interest

Prediction of microbially induced calcite precipitation in porous media using reactive transport modeling

Gyu-Won Kim

Research Interest 

: Heat-induced moisture migration in compacted bentonite buffer for a high-level nuclear waste repository

Woojae Jang

Research Interest 

: To follow

Visiting Students


Junsik Bae
Ph.D. Student, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Dr. Shin-Kyu Choi
Staff Researcher, Korea Electric Power Corporation Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea

Dr. Gi-Jun Lee
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea

Dr. Dong-Hwa Noh
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Nebraska, U.S.A

Dr. Tae-Hyung Park
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S.A.

Staff Researcher, National Disaster Management Research Institute, Ulsan, Korea

So-Jung Lee
Ph.D. Candidate, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

Gyeong-Young Kim
Research Scientist, Information & Electronics Research Center, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea 

Yongjune Sohn
Reservoir Engineer, SK E&S Upstream Technical Center, Seoul, Korea 

Dr. Jinung Do
Assistant Professor, Gyeongsang National University, Tongyeong, Korea


Jonathan Ajo-Franklin (LBNL)        Seiji Nakagawa (LBNL)                       Tim Kneafsey (LBNL)

Gye-Chun Cho (KAIST)                 Tae Sup Yun (Yonsei Univ.)                 Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech) 

Nehal Abu-Lail (WSU)                    Balasingam Muhunthan (WSU)           

Group Pictures

   2015 March KGS Spring National Conference 2015

   2016 February 2016 Winter MT
   2016 February 2016 KAIST Commencement
   2016 March KGS Spring National Conference 2016

   2017 February 2017 KAIST Commencement
   2017 June 2017 Summer MT 

   2018 May 2018 Interpore annual meeting
   2018 May 2018 Group picture
   2018 July 2018 Summer Workshop 

   2019 February 2019 KAIST Commencement

   2021 February 2021 KAIST Commencement