Peter K. Kang

Peter Kang headshot
Earth and Environmental Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2021
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Advancing Groundwater Science: from Understanding Life in the Subsurface to Securing Sustainable Water Resources

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Groundwater systems store about 99% of global unfrozen freshwater, thus playing a critical role in sustaining our daily lives and global ecosystems. Most groundwater systems are composed of fractured rocks, and fractures provide major pathways for groundwater flows. Peter Kang visualizes fracture flows using novel imaging techniques and develops computer models that predict fracture flows and contaminant transport. Kang’s research addresses both fundamental and practical problems, such as severe water problems in the world, including Minnesota.