Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The Sam Zuckerberg Professorial Chair in Hydrology
Our principal research interests focus on developing realistic quantitative models and laboratory experiments to quantify fluid flow, and chemical transport and reactions, in fractured and heterogeneous geological formations. The complexities of geological heterogeneity and scaling, flow field variability, multiphase flow, chemical transport and geochemical processes - as well as the typically sparse and uncertain field data that can be obtained to characterize a geological formation - lead us to incorporate statistical and probabilistic modelling approaches, accounting for spatial and temporal correlations at a variety of scales. In parallel, we investigate a wide range of methods for catalytic treatment of organic and inorganic pollutants in water.