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Kristian Jessen

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Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Education

  • 2000, PhD, Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • 1996, Masters, Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark



Biography


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2000
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 1996
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Danish Engineering Academy, 1994

My research activities combine modeling, simulation and experimental work to explain and understand the fundamentals of multiphase multicomponent flow and mass transfer in porous materials. My goal is to advance the fundamental knowledge of these complex processes in the context of enhanced oil and gas recovery from conventional and unconventional resources, and carbon sequestration in geological formations.

Research Summary


* Flow and transport in porous media
* Phase behavior and transport properties of non-ideal mixtures
* CO2 sequestration in depleted oil and gas reservoirs, saline aquifers and coal beds
* High order accurate numerical schemes for systems of conservation equations
* Analytical methods for systems of hyperbolic conservation equations
* Compositional modeling and simulation

Awards


  • 2007 SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award (SPEREE)
  • 2010 SPE Journal, Society of Petroleum Engineers Outstanding Associate Editor Award
  • 2011 Western North America Regional Society of Petroleum Engineers Council Outstanding Faculty Award
Appointments
  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Office
  • HED 311
  • Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building
  • 925 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1211

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-2073
  • jessen@usc.edu

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