MIT EAPS Directory

Ruben Juanes

Associate Professor
Director, Henry L. Pierce Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Engineering
Primary Appointment - Civil and Environmental Engineering

I am a computational geoscientist and engineer, with a strong interest in the physics of multiphase flow in porous media. My 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 my group combines theory, simulation and experiments that elucidate fundamental aspects of multi-fluid flow, which we then apply for 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.

Administrative Assistant: Roberta Pizzinato | | 617 324 5540


2012 - Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geoscience | 2010 - Department of Energy Early Career Award | 2010 - Plenary speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrates | 2008 - ARCO Professorship in Energy Studies | 2007 - Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Professorship | 2006 - Plenary speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport through Permeable Media | 2006 - Invited participant, National Academy of Engineering "Frontiers of Engineering Symposium"

Contact Information

t: 617 253 7191



CEE: 1-363


PhD 2003, UC Berkeley
MS 1999, UC Berkeley
Ingeniero de Caminos 1997, University of La Coruna, Spain