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.
- 06/15/20: Dr. Jha receives the 2020 Western North America Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty.
- 06/01/20: Our group receives funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on viscosity-enhanced hydrological connectivity.
- 05/01/20: Congratulations Xiaoxi for winning the 2nd prize in the PhD level of the 2020 Western Regional SPE Student Paper Contest!
- 04/15/20: If you work in the area of geomechanical characterization, please consider submitting a manuscript to the Special Issue on “Evaluation of Geomechanical Characteristics” in the Applied Science journal (Impact Factor: 2.217).
- 02/10/20: Dr. Jha gave a talk in the Panel on Environmental Issues and Decarbonization at the SPE North American Student Symposium.
- 01/10/20: Minh’s paper “Coupling between transport and geomechanics affects solute spreading and mixing during viscous fingering in deformable aquifers” has been published in Advances in Water Resources.
- 11/18/19: Dr. Jha gives an invited talk at Machine Learning for Unconventional Resources workshop at the University of Houston.