Weon Shik Han
Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
M.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
B.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Key Areas of Interest: Geologic CO2 sequestration processes, Non-isothermal, Multiphase and Multispecies reactive transport modeling, Physical and Chemical hydrogeology
Teaching Areas: Hydrogeology; Flow and Transport in Porous Media
Research Interests: My research focuses on environmental, climate change, and energy related research such as geologic CO2 sequestration, groundwater hydrology, and geothermal energy development with an emphasis in multi-phase phenomena, reactive transport modeling, and heat transport. The methods I prefer range widely, from analytical and numerical approaches to field applications. Thus, my research includes interdisciplinary approaches, integrating elements of groundwater hydrology, hydrogeochemistry, geology, thermodynamics, and petroleum engineering.
Students interested in graduate studies on coupled processes in groundwater flow emphasis on computation simulations are encouraged to contact Weon Shik Han. Undergraduates interested in research experience and work opportunities should also contact.
Han, Weon Shik, Kim, K.-Y., McPherson, B.J., 2012. Modeling of spatiotemporal thermal response on CO2 injection activity: Interpretation for monitoring application. Transport in Porous Media, 93(3), 381-399.
Han, Weon Shik, Kim K.-Y., Esser, R.P., McPherson B.J., Park, E., 2011. Sensitivity study of simulation parameters controlling CO2 trapping mechanisms in saline formation. Transport in Porous Media, 90(3), 807-829.
Han, Weon Shik, Lee, S.-Y., Lu, C. McPherson B.J., 2010. Effect of permeability on CO2 trapping mechanisms and buoyancy-driven CO2 migration in saline formations. Water Resources Research, 46, W07510, doi:10.1029/2009WR007850.
Han, Weon Shik, Greg, A.S., Lu, M., Lu, C., McPherson, B., Park, E., 2010 .Evaluation of potential non-isothermal effect and heat transport during CO2 sequestration. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 115, B07209, doi:10.1029/2009jb006745.
Han, Weon Shik, McPherson, B.J., P.C. Lichtner, Wang, F.P., 2010. Evaluation of CO2 trapping mechanisms at the SACROC northern platform, Permian basin, Texas, site of 35 years of CO2 injection. American Journal of Science 310, 282-234.
Han, Weon Shik, McPherson, B.J., 2009. Optimizing geologic CO2 sequestration by injection in deep saline formations below oil reservoirs. Energy Conversion and Management, 50 (10), 2570-2582.
Han, Weon Shik, McPherson, B.J., 2008. Comparison of Two Different Equations of State for Application of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration. Advances in Water Resources, 31(6), 877-890.