Sustainable Systems of Energy & Resources

Welcome to Dr. Kyung Jae Lee’s Research Group. We are multidisciplinary research group in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston. We focus on experimental characterization and computational modeling of fluid-rock interactions in subsurface systems of energy and resources with an emphasis of environmental sustainability for energy decarbonization. Examples of research applications include identification and extraction of critical minerals from subsurface formations, safe nuclear waste disposal with engineered barrier systems, and geologic hydrogen production.

Snapshot of Research Methodology

Research Lab Facilities: Characterization of Rock and Fluid

Group photo taken December 2023