Biography

Education

  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2014.
  • M.S. Energy System Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2011.
  • B.S. Energy Resources Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2009.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, Sep. 2017-Present.
  • Faculty Affiliate, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sep. 2017-Present.
  • Geological Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jan. 2015-Aug.2017.

Research Interests

  • Numerical and theoretical research on fluid transport and heat flow in porous media/fractured media/pipelines.
  • Modeling of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs—oil shale, shale gas, methane hydrates, heavy oil, bitumen.
  • Forward simulation and inverse modeling of diverse processes applied in subsurface energy systems—chemical/thermal enhanced recovery, in-situ upgrading, cyclic steam stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, CO2 push-pull.
  • Applications—economic production of unconventional resources, environmental effects of hydrocarbon production, control and protection of groundwater, enhanced geothermal systems.

Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (ENG Directorate), February 2021.
  • Texas A&M Energy Institute Fellowship funded by ConocoPhillips, 2014.
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE Korea) Scholarship, 2010-2011.
  • Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) Scholarships, 2009-2011.
  • Brain Korea 21 Research Fellowship, 2009-2011.

Teaching

  • Spring 2021: Selected Topics: Advanced Reservoir Simulation (PETR 7397)
  • Fall 2020: Reservoir Characterization and Modeling (PETR 4301).
  • Spring 2020: Selected Topics: Advanced Reservoir Simulation (PETR 7397), Reservoir Characterization and Modeling (PETR 4301).
  • Fall 2019: Reservoir Engineering 1 (PETR 6362), Reservoir Characterization and Modeling (PETR 4301).
  • Summer 2019: Reservoir Engineering 1 (PETR 6362).
  • Spring 2019: Selected Topics: Advanced Reservoir Simulation (PETR 7397).
  • Fall 2018: Reservoir Engineering 1 (PETR 6362).
  • Summer 2018: Reservoir Engineering 1 (PETR 6362).
  • Spring 2018: Advanced Reservoir Simulation (PETR 7342).
  • Fall 2017: Reservoir Engineering 1 (PETR 6362).