Weon Shik Han

Assistant Professor

348 Lapham Hall
(414) 229-2493
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Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
M.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
B.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Key Areas of Interest: Geologic CO2 sequestration processes, Non-isothermal, Multiphase and Multispecies reactive transport modeling, Physical and Chemical hydrogeology

Teaching Areas: Hydrogeology; Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Research Interests: My research focuses on environmental, climate change, and energy related research such as geologic CO2 sequestration, groundwater hydrology, and geothermal energy development with an emphasis in multi-phase phenomena, reactive transport modeling, and heat transport. The methods I prefer range widely, from analytical and numerical approaches to field applications. Thus, my research includes interdisciplinary approaches, integrating elements of groundwater hydrology, hydrogeochemistry, geology, thermodynamics, and petroleum engineering.

Students interested in graduate studies on coupled processes in groundwater flow emphasis on computation simulations are encouraged to contact Weon Shik Han. Undergraduates interested in research experience and work opportunities should also contact.

Selected Publications:

Han, Weon S., Kim, K -., Jeong, J, Chung, S, Jung, N -., and Park, E. “Conditional stochastic predictions of geologic heterogeneities and leakage potentials for hypotheitical CO2 sequestration sites.” Environmental Earth Sciences (2014) .
Wriedt, J., Deo, M., Han, Weon S., and Lepinski, J.“A Methodology for Quantifying Risk and Likelihood of Failure for Carbon Dioxide Injection into Saline Aquifers.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 20. (2014): 196-211.
Han, Weon S., Lu, M, McPherson, B J., Keating, E H., Moore, J, Park, E, Watson, Z.T., and Jung, N.-H.“Characteristics of CO2-driven cold-water geyser, the Crystal Geyser in Utah: Experimental observation and mechanism analysis.” Geofluids 13.3 (2013): 283-297.
Han, Weon S., Kim, K -., Park, E, McPherson, B J., Lee, S -., and Park, M -.“Modeling of spatiotemporal thermal response on CO2 injection in saline formation: Interpretation for Monitoring.” Transport in Porous Media 93.3 (2012): 381-399.
Han, Weon S., Kim, K -., Esser, R P., Park, E, and McPherson, B. J.“Sensitivity study of simulation parameters controlling CO2 trapping in saline formation.” Transport in Porous Media 90.3 (2011): 807-829.
Han, Weon S., Lee, S -., Lu, C, and McPherson, B J.“Effect of permeability on CO2 trapping mechanisms and buoyancy-driven CO2 migration in saline formations.” Water Resources Research 46.W07510 (2010) .
Han, Weon S., Stillman, G A., Lu, M, Lu, C, McPherson, B J., and Park, E. “Evaluation of potential non-isothermal effect and heat transport during CO2 sequestration.” Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 115.B07209 (2010) .
Han, Weon S., McPherson, B J., Lichtner, P C., and Wang, F P.“Evaluation of CO2 trapping mechanisms at the SACROC northern platform, Permian basin, Texas, site of 35 years of CO2 injection.” American Journal of Science 310. (2010): 282-324.
Han, Weon S., and McPherson, B J.“On using numerical simulation to evaluate CO2 flow and transport in the subsurface: Uncertainty due to choice of Equations of State algorithms.” Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle Geophysical Monograph Series 183. American Geophysical Union. (2009): 261-278.
Han, Weon S., and McPherson, B J.“Optimizing geologic CO2 sequestration by injection in deep saline formations below oil reservoirs.” Energy Conversion and Management 50.10 (2009): 2570-2582.
Han, Weon S., and McPherson, B. J.“Comparison of Two Different Equations of State forAdvances in Water Resources Application of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration.” Advances in Water Resources 31.6 (2008): 877-890.