Weon Shik Han

Adjunct Associate Professor



PhD, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
MS, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
BS, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

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 him.

Teaching Areas

Hydrogeology; Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Selected Publications

Han, W. S., Graham, J., Choung, S., Park, E., Choi, W., & Kim, Y. (2018). Local-Scale Variability in Groundwater Resources: Cedar Creek Watershed, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 20, 38-51.
Oh, H., Kim, K., Han, W. S., Park, E., & Kim, J. (2015, November). Migration behavior of supercritical and liquid CO2 in a stratified system: Experiments and numerical simulations. Water Resources Research, 51(10), 7937-7958.
Choung, S., Oh, J., Han, W. S., Chon, C., Kwon, Y., Kim, D., & Shin, W. (2015, November). Comparison of physicochemical properties between fine (PM2.5) and coarse airborne particles at cold season in Korea. Science of the Total Environment, 541, 1132-1138.
Jung, N., Han, W. S., Han, K., & Park, E. (2015, June). Regional-scale advective, diffusive, and eruptive dynamics of CO2 and brine through faults and wellbores. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 120(5), 3003-3025.
Han, W. S., Kim, K. Y., Jung, N. H., & Park, E. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Coupled Transport of Groundwater, Heat, and Radiogenic He in Topography-Driven Basins. Ground Water, 53(S1), 33-46.
Yang, Q., Zhao, W., Dixon, T. H., Amelung, F., Han, W. S., & Li, P. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). InSAR monitoring of ground deformation due to CO2 injection at an enhanced oil recovery site, West Texas. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 41, 20-28.
Guyant, E., Han, W. S., Kim, K., Park, M., & Kim, B. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Salt precipitation and CO2/brine flow distribution under different injection well completion. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 37, 299-310.
Wriedt, J., Deo, M., Han, W. S., & Lepinski, J. (2014, December). A methodology for quantifying risk and likelihood of failure for carbon dioxide injection into deep saline reservoirs. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 20, 196-211.