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Choi, S.K., Park, J.Y., Lee, D.H., Lee, S.R., Kim, Y.T., and Kwon, T.H. (2020) "Assessment of barrier location effect on debris flow based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) simulation on 3D terrains", Landslides, doi: [PDF[Link]

Ham, S.M. and Kwon, T.H. (2020) "Photoelastic observation of toughness-dominant hydraulic fracture propagation across an orthogonal discontinuity in soft, viscoelastic layered formations", International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (accepted)

Kim, M.S., Lee, S.R., Kwon, T.H., Choi, S.K., and Jeon, J.S. (2020) "Sensitivity analysis of influencing parameters on slit-type barrier performance against debris flow using 3D-based numerical approach", International Journal of Sediment Research, doi: [PDF[Link]

Jeon, M.K., Kim, S., Hosseini Zadeh, A., and Kwon, T.H. (2020) "Study on viscous fluid flow in disordered-deformable porous media using hydro-mechanically coupled pore-network modeling", Transport in Porous Media, doi: [PDF[Link]

Choi, S.G., Chang, I., Lee, M., Lee, J.H., Han, J.T., Kwon, T.H. (2020) "Review on geotechnical engineering properties of sands treated by microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) and  biopolymers",  Construction and Building Materials, 246, 115415. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118415. [PDF] [Link]

Kwon, Y.M., Ham, S.M., Kwon, T.H., Cho, G.C., and Chang, I. (2020) "Surface-erosion behaviour of biopolymer-treated soils assessed by EFA", Géotechnique Letters, 10(2), 1-7. doi: 10.1680/jgele.19.00106. [PDF] [Link]

Han, G., Kwon, T.H., Lee, J.Y., and Jung, J.W. (2020) "Fines migration and pore clogging induced by single- and two-phase fluid flows in porous media: From the perspectives of particle detachment and particle-level forces", Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 23. [PDF][Link]


Ham, S.M. and Kwon, T.H. (2019) "Video data of hydraulic fracture propagation in two-dimensionally confined gelatin plates", Data in Brief, 25, 104096, doi: [PDF] [Link]

Park, T., Jeon, M.K., Yoon, S., Lee, K, S., and Kwon, T.H. (2019) "Modification of interfacial tension and wettability in oil–brine–quartz system by in situ bacterial biosurfactant production at reservoir conditions: Implications for microbial enhanced oil recovery", Energy and Fuels, [PDF] [Link] 

Baek, S.H., Hong, J.W., Kim, K.Y., Yeom, S., and Kwon, T.H. (2019) "X‐ray computed microtomography imaging of abiotic carbonate precipitation in porous media from a supersaturated solution: insights into effect of CO2 mineral trapping on permeability", Water Resources Research, [PDF] [Link]

Jeong, M.S., Noh, D.H., Hong, E.J., Lee K.S., and Kwon, T.H. (2019) "Systematic modeling approach to selective plugging using in situ bacterial biopolymer production and Its potential for microbial enhanced oil recovery", Geomicrobiology Journal,36(5),468-481, [PDF]

Kim, Y.M., Park, T. and Kwon, T.H. (2019) "Engineered bioclogging in coarse sands by using fermentation-based bacterial biopolymer formation', Geomechanics and Engineering, 17(5), 485-496, [PDF[Link]

Choi, S. G., Chu J., Kwon, T. H. (2019) "Effect of chemical concentrations on strength and crystal size of biocemented sand", Geomechanics and Engineering, 17(5), 465-473, DOI: [PDF[Link]

Ham, S.M. and Kwon, T.H. (2019) "Characteristics of steady-state propagation of hydraulic fractures in ductile elastic and two-dimensionally confined plate media", International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 114, 164-174, doi: [PDF] [Link]


Kim, D., O'Farrell, C., Toth, C.R.A., Montoya, O., Gleg, L.M., Kwon, T.H., Yoon, S. (2018) "Microbial community analyses of produced waters from high-temperature oil reservoirs reveal unexpected similarity between geographically distant oil reservoirs", Microbial Biotechnology (ahead of print), [PDF[Link]

Park, T., Lee, J. Y., and Kwon, T. H. (2018) "Effect of pore size distribution on dissociation temperature
depression and phase boundary shift of gas hydrate in various fine-grained sediments", Energy and Fuels, 32 (4), 5321-5330, doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00074 [PDF[Link]

Han, G., Kwon, T.H., Lee, J.Y., and Kneafsey, T.J. (2018) "Depressurization-induced fines migration in sediments containing methane hydrate: X-ray computed tomography imaging experiments", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123. [PDF][Link]

Ham, S.M., Chang, I., Noh D.H., Kwon, T.H., and Muhunthan, B. (2018) "Improvement of surface erosion resistance of sand by microbial biopolymer formation", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144 (7), 06018004, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001900. [PDF[Link]

Park, T., and Kwon, T.H. (2018) "Effect of electric field on gas hydrate nucleation kinetics: Evidence for the enhanced kinetics of hydrate nucleation by negatively charged clay surfaces", Environmental Science and Technology, 52, 3267-3274, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05477 [PDF[Link]

Ta, X.H., Muhunthan, B., Ramezanian, S., Abu-Lail, N., and Kwon, T.H. (2018) "Effects of bacterial dextran on soil geophysical properties", Environmental Geotechnics, 5 (2), 114-122. doi: 10.1680/jenge.15.00059 [PDF] [Link]

Abbasi, B., Ta, X.H.*, Muhunthan, B., Ramezanian, S., Abu-Lail, N., and Kwon, T.H. (2018) “Modeling of permeability reduction in bioclogged porous sediments”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(4), 04018016, doi:[PDF] [Link]

Choi, S.K., Lee, J.M., and Kwon, T.H. (2018) "Effect of slit-type barrier on characteristics of water-dominant debris flows: Small-scale physical modeling", Landslides, 15 (1), 111-122, doi: 10.1007/s10346-017-0853-4 [PDF] [Link]


Voltolini, M., Kwon, T.H., and Ajo-Franklin, J.B. (2017). “Visualization and prediction of supercritical CO2 distribution in sandstones during drainage: An in situ synchrotron X-ray micro-computed tomography study”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 6, 230-245, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.10.002 [PDF] [Link]

Voltolini, M., Haboub, A., Dou, S., Kwon, T.H., MacDowell, A., Parkinson, D., and Ajo-Franklin, J. (2017) “The emerging role of 4D synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography for climate and fossil energy studies: five experiments showing the present capabilities and the Beanline 8.3.2. at the Advanced Light Source”, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 24, 1237-1249, doi:10.1107/S1600577517012449 [PDF] [Link]

Lee, G.J., Kim, S., and Kwon, T.H. (2017) "Effect of moisture content and particle size on extinction coefficients of soils using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy ",IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 7 (5), 529-535, doi: 10.1109/TTHZ.2017.2731369  [PDF[Link]

Park, T., Joo, H.W., Kim, K.Y., Kim, S., Yoon, S., and Kwon, T.H. (2017) "Biosurfactant as an enhancer of geologic carbon storage: Microbial modification of interfacial tension and contact angle in carbon dioxide/water/quartz systems", Frontiers in Microbiology, 8 (1285), 1-12, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01285 [PDF[Link]

Jeon, M.K., Kwon, T.H., Park, J.S., and Shin, J.H. (2017)  "In situ viscoelastic properties of insoluble and porous polysaccharide biopolymer dextran produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides using particle-tracking microrheology", Geomechanics and Engineering,12(5), 849-862,doi:10.12989/gae.2017.12.5.849 [PDF] [Link]

Kim, Y.M., Kwon, T.H., and Kim, S. (2017)  "Measuring elastic modulus of bacterial biofilms in a liquid phase using atomic force microscopy", Geomechanics and Engineering, 12(5), 863-870, doi: 10.12989/gae.2017.12.5.863 [PDF] [Link]

Lee, G.J., Choi, S.K., and Kwon, T.H.
 (2017) "Hydromechanical responses of coal powders by CO2 adsorption", Environmental Geotechnics, 4(2), 94-102, doi: 10.1680/jenge.15.00048 [PDF] [Link]


Lee, S.J., Kim, K.Y., Choi, J.C., and Kwon, T.H. (2016)  "Experimental investigation on the variation of thermal conductivity of soils with effective stress, porosity, and water saturation", Geomechanics and Engineering, 11(6), 771-785. doi:10.12989/gae.2016.11.6.771 [PDF] [Link]

Lee, S.J., Choi, J.C., Baek, S., Kwon, T.H., Ryu, H.H., and Song, K.I. (2016) "Use of a pre-drilled hole for implementing thermal needle probe method for soils and rocks", Energies, 9(10), 846. doi:10.3390/en9100846 [PDF] [Link]

Cha, Y., Yun, T.S., Kim, Y.J., Lee, J.Y., and Kwon, T.H. (2016) "Geomechanical, hydraulic and thermal characteristics of deep oceanic sandy sediments recovered during the second Ullueng Basin Gas Hydrate Expedition", Energies, 9(10), 775; doi:10.3390/en9100775 [PDF] [Link]

Noh, D.H., Ajo-Franklin, J.B., Kwon, T.H., and Muhunthan, B. (2016) "P and S wave responses of bacterial biopolymer formation in unconsolidated porous media", Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeoscience, 121, 1158–1177, doi:10.1002/2015JG003118. [PDF] [Link]

Berryman, J.G., Kwon, T.H., Dou, S., Ajo-Franklin, J.B., and Hubbard, S.S. (2016) "Analysis of laboratory data on ultrasonic monitoring of permeability reduction due to biopolymer formation in unconsolidated granular media", Geophysical Prospecting, 64(2), 445-455, doi: 10.1111/1365-2478.12295. [PDF[Link]

Ham, S.M., Kwon, T.H., Chang, I., and Chung, M.K., (2016) "Ultrasonic p-wave reflection monitoring of soil erosion for erosion function apparatus," Geotechnical Testing Journal, 39(2), 301-314, ISSN 0149-6115. [PDF] [Link]

Hong, E.S., Kwon, T.H., Song, K.I., and Cho, G.C. (2016) "Observation of the degradation characteristics and scale of unevenness on three-dimensional artificial rock joint surfaces subjected to shear ", Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49(1), 3-17, doi: 10.1007/s00603-015-0725-y. [PDF[Link]


Lang, L., Song, K.I., Lao, D. and Kwon, T.H. (2015) "Rheological properties of cemented tailing backfill and the construction of a prediction model ", Materials, 8(5), 2076-2092, doi: 10.3390/ma8052076. [PDF[Link]

Ta, X.H., Yun, T.S., Muhunthan, B., and Kwon, T.H. (2015) "Observations of pore-scale growth patterns of carbon dioxide hydrate using X-ray computed microtomography", Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 912-924, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005675. [PDF[Link]


Kim, A., Cho, G.C., and Kwon, T.H. (2014) "Site characterization and geotechnical aspects on geological storage of CO2 in Korea", Geosciences Journal, 18(2), 167-179, doi: 10.1007/s12303-013-0065-4. [PDF[Link]


Kwon, T.H. and Ajo-Franklin, J. (2013) "High-frequency seismic response during permeability reduction due to biopolymer clogging in unconsolidated porous media", Geophysics, 78 (6), EN117-EN127, doi:10.1190/geo2012-0392.1. [PDF[Link]

Kwon, T.H., Oh, T.M., Choo, Y.W., Lee, C., Lee, K.R., and Cho, G.C. (2013) "Geomechanical and thermal responses of hydrate-bearing sediments subjected to thermal stimulation: Physical modeling using a geotechnical centrifuge", Energy and Fuel, Vol. 27, No. 8., pp. 4507-4522, doi:10.1021/ef3018699. [PDF[Link]

Kim, H.S., Cho, G.C., and Kwon, T.H. (2013) "Effect of CO2 hydrate formation on seismic wave velocities of fine-grained sediments", Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 1787-1799, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20102. [PDF[Link]

(Prior to the KAIST Appointment)

Kwon, T.H., and Cho, G.C. (2012) "Submarine slope failure primed and triggered by bottom water warming in oceanic hydrate-bearing deposits", Energies, Vol. 5, No. 8, 2849-2873, doi:10.3390/en5082849. [PDF[Link]

Kwon, T.H., Kneafsey, T.J., and Rees, E.V.L. (2011) "Thermal dissociation behavior and dissociation enthalpies of methane-carbon dioxide mixed hydrates", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 115, pp. 8169-8175, doi:10.1021/jp111490w. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H., Lee, K., Cho, G.C., and Lee, J.Y. (2011) "Geotechnical properties of deep oceanic sediments recovered from the hydrate occurrence regions in the Ulleung Basin, East Sea, Offshore Korea", Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 28, pp. 1870-1883, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.02.00315. [PDF]

Chang, I., Kwon, T.H. and Cho, G.C. (2011) "An experimental procedure for evaluating the consolidation state of marine clay deposits using shear wave velocity", Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 289-302. [PDF]

Oh, T.M., Kwon, T.H., and Cho, G.C., (2011) "Effect of partial water saturation on attenuation characteristics of low porosity rocks", Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 245-251, doi:10.1007/s00603-010-0121-6. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H., Song, K.I., and Cho, G.C. (2010) "Destabilization of marine gas hydrate-bearing sediments induced by a hot wellbore: A numerical approach", Energy and Fuel, Vol. 24, pp. 5493-5507, doi:10.1021/ef100596x. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H., Hong, E.S., and Cho, G.C. (2010) "Shear behavior of rectangular-shaped asperities in rock joints", KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 323-332, doi:10.1007/s12205-010-0323-1. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H. and Cho, G.C. (2009). "Evolution of compressional wave velocity during CO2 hydrate formation in sediments", Energy and Fuel, Vol. 23, pp. 5731-5736, doi:10.1021/ef900634w. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H., Kim, H.S., and Cho, G.C. (2008). "Dissociation behavior of CO2 hydrate in sediments during isochoric heating", Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 42, pp. 8571-8577, doi:10.1021/es801071e. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H., Cho, G.C., and Santamarina, J. C. (2008). "Gas hydrate dissociation in sediments: Pressure-temperature evolution", Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Vol. 9, No. 2, Q03019, doi:10.1029/2007GC001920. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H. and Cho, G.C. (2005). "Smart geophysical characterization of particulate materials in a laboratory", Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 217-233. [PDF]

Kwon, T.H., Baak, S.H., and Cho, G.C. (2004). "Shear behaviour of idealized rock joints – Microscale analysis", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 19, Issues 4-5, pp. 535-535. [PDF]

Baak, S.H., Kwon, T.H., and Cho, G.C. (2003). "Evaluation of particulate materials using wave-based techniques", KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 763-772. [PDF]

Hong, E.S., Cho, G.C., Kwon, T.H., and Lee, I.M. (2006). "A new quantification method of rock joint roughness (II) - roughness classification and strength equation", Tunnelling Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 183-196 (in Korean). [PDF]

Kwon, T.H. and Cho, G.C.  (2003). "Omnipresence of strain localization in soils", Journal of Korean Geotechnical Society, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp.199-210 (in Korean). [PDF]