New Joint Appointment

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

EAPS is delighted to announce that Ruben Juanes has accepted a joint appointment in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

Ruben Juanes is a computational geoscientist and engineer, with a strong interest in the physics of multiphase flow in porous media. His research focuses on advancing our fundamental understanding and predictive capabilities of the simultaneous flow of two or more fluids through rocks, soils and other porous materials. Research in his group combines theory, simulation and experiments that elucidate fundamental aspects of multi-fluid flow, which is then applied to prediction of large-scale Earth science problems in the areas of energy and the environment, including geological carbon sequestration, methane hydrates, and ecohydrology of arid environments. For more, see MIT Energy Initiative's profile Ruben Juanes: Exploring subsurface energy, from academics to industry.

Juanes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at MIT where he also serves as the Director of the Henry L. Pierce Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Engineering. He holds an Ingeniero de Caminos 1997, from the University of La Coruna, Spain, and MS. and PhD degrees from U.C. Berkeley. In 2012 he received a Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geoscience. He has been a member of MIT faculty since 2006.

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