Principal Investigator

Dr. Kyung Jae Lee

Dr. Kyung Jae Lee is Assistant Professor of Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston. Her research topics include modeling and simulation of fluid and heat flow in porous media.

Ph.D. Students

Lotanna Ohazuruike

Lotanna Ohazuruike joined the group in Fall 2018. His research topic is modeling in mineralogy and geomechanics to quantify the impact of mechanical heterogeneity on fracturing process and fluid flow.


Jiahui You

Jiahui You joined the group in Fall 2018. Her research topic is pore-scale modeling of multi-phase flow and reactive transport in fractured porous media.


Xinwei Xiong

Xinwei Xiong Joined the group in Summer 2018 (MS) and started PhD in Fall 2019. His research topic is the pore-scale modeling of clay swelling in subsurface energy and resources systems.



Floriane Youzan (M.S., 2021)
Thesis title: Numerical Simulation Study for Analyzing the Factors Affecting Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

Xinwei Xiong (M.S., 2019)
Thesis title: Optimization of Injection Well Placement for Waterflooding in Heterogeneous Reservoirs using Artificial Neural Networks Coupled with Reservoir Simulation