Ph.D Students

Tae-Hyung Park

Research Interest

: Roles of polarized water molecules on clay surfaces in gas hydrate formation

: Formation and dissociation behavior of gas hydrates in fine-grained sediments

: Interfacial phenomena during microbial enhanced oil recovery/geologic carbon storage

Dong-Hwa Noh

Research Interest

: Geophysical and micro-scale characterization of microbial activities in soils and rocks

Soo-Min Ham

 Research Interest

 : Monitoring of soil erosion using P-wave

 : Modeling of hydraulic fracturing

Shin-Gyu Choi

Research Interest

: Geohazard prevention against debris flows and landslides

: P- and S-wave attenuation characteristics of soils under a triaxial stress condition

: Geophysical investigation of foundation depth of power transmission towers

Gi-Jun Lee

Research Interest

: Geomechanical and transport behaviors of coal beds during methane recovery 

: Terahertz laser-based imaging of porous media

: Penetration and advance rate of tunnel-boring machine

Yong-Min Kim

Research Interest

: Micro-mechanical properties of bacterial biopolymers and biofilms in porous media

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

Gyeol Han 

Research Interest

: Fines migration during hydrate production

: Diffusive growth of gas hydrate in porous media

Master Students

Gyeong-young Kim

Research Interest

: Interfacial properties of multiphase fluids in porous media

: Pore-network modeling of fluid-associated phenomena in porous media

Min-Kyung Jeon

 Research Interest
: Micro-rheology of biopolymers and biofilms

: Pore-network modeling of two-phase flows in porous media

 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 microorganism reaction in soil

Yong-june Sohn

Research Interest



So-Jung Lee

Research Interest

: Measurement of thermal properties of soils and rocks 

Undergraduate Students


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

Gye-Chun Cho (KAIST)                 Tae Sup Yun (Yonsei Univ.)                  

Nehal Abu-Lail (WSU)                   Balasingam Muhunthan (WSU)           Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech)            

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