We study the physics and mathematics of geophysical fluid flows in subsurface environments. We create theoretical and computational tools to investigate these multi-physics processes and address engineering challenges related to energy and the environment. Our work is at the intersection of petroleum engineering, geophysics, hydrogeology, and computational mechanics.
- 03/01/19: Manjunath’s paper Nanoscale Fracture Mechanics of Gondwana Coal is published in Int J Coal Geology.
- 02/10/19: Dr. Jha gives an invited talk at the Manhattan Beach Community Church Adult Discussion Group on “What Is Fracking and Why Does It Matter”.
- 12/15/18: Renuhaa’s work with our collaborator Dr. Bhaskar Kundu, Seasonal modulation of deep slow-slip and earthquakes on the Main Himalayan Thrust is published in Nature Communications.
- 12/03/18: Dr. Jha will offer two courses in Spring: PTE 592 Computational Geomechanics and PTE 599 High-Resolution Simulations of Porous Media Flows.
- 10/17/18: Dr. Jha gives two invited lectures at the Whole Value Chain Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) in Golden Colorado.
- 09/10/18: Dr. Jha is on the Program Committee of the 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Regional Meeting.
- 06/01/18: Our lab receives a grant from the USC Undergraduate Research Associates Program to support undergraduates working on multiscale geomechanics of hydrocarbon-bearing rocks.
- 05/21/18: Our outreach work with JAMS is published Building a STEM Future from LA’s Oil History
- 04/23/18-04/27/18: Saro, Renuhaa, and Abdulrahman present their SPE papers at the Western Regional Meeting.
- 04/24/18: Dr. Jha gives the Graduate Seminar talk at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the Texas A&M University.