Welcome

to Geo-Energy LAboratory (GELA)
at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Korea Advanced Institute 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 geologic disposal of high-level nuclear waste, methane hydrate, geologic carbon storage, energy resource recovery, and microbial activities in geo-materials.

Position Available

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

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KAIST Geoenergy Lab (Youtube Link)

KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering (Youtube Link)