Faculty - Ruben Juanes

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Ruben Juanes

Associate Professor

77 Massachusetts Ave
Room 48-319
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617.253.7191 Email: juanes@mit.edu Research Website: http://juanesgroup.mit.edu/ Assistant: Darlene Strother / strother@mit.edu


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

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

  • 1.035 - Structural and Soil Mechanics
  • 1.72 - Groundwater Hydrology
  • 1.723 - Computational Methods for Flow in Porous Media
  • 1.724s - Carbon Capture and Storage: Science, Technology and Policy

Awards and Honors

  • 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 Transp