School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
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Phys Sci Res Assoc, Energy Resources Engineering
BioI'm a professional computational scientist. I specialize in simulations of complex multidimensional flows and transport (6 years), simulation of heat transfer (6 years), parallel computations in MPI (6 years), scientific visualization and data processing (6 years), simulations and mesh preparation in OpenFOAM (2 years), development in Wolfram Mathematica (6 years), Python and Fortran 90 (6 years). I'm familiar with the industrial level numerical simulations of fluid dynamic and aerodynamic in a complex geometry (3 years). I use modern simulation tools, like OpenFOAM and have a strong background in developing numerical solvers (3 years). I also have experience in image processing, image segmentation, and pattern recognition (1 year).
I graduate Saint-Petersburg State University in 2006. The year before the graduation I joined to P&G Gillette Russia as a data scientist at Quality&Assurance department, where I developed a database for collecting and analyzing information from the production line of Gillette blades. After the graduation, I transferred to the full-time position in P&G. Following the experience in the industry, I decided to try myself in academia. I received Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Russian Academy of Sciences in January 2012 (under the supervision of Dr. Anatoly Kamchtnov). Subsequently, I held a postdoctoral position at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under the supervision of Dr. Kasimov and a postdoctoral position in the Mechanical Engineering department at San Diego State University in Dr. Battiato’s research group, where I joined in March 2015. In January 2017 I joined to Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Science.
2011. Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Institute for Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences. Thesis title “Nonlinear dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates of atoms and polaritons”, scientific advisor Anatoly M. Kamchatnov.
2007. Diploma in astronomy, Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics.
2015 – 2016. San Diego State University. Recently I was working on a numerical and analytical investigation of reactive transport in heterogeneous porous medium from geological formations.
I have been actively involved in the development of novel multiscale computational methods for reactive transport in heterogeneous porous media. My efforts have focused on the development of sequential homogenization approaches for the upscaling of heterogeneous porous media and their validation by extensive numerical simulations in OpenFOAM. In this regard, I was awarded an Amazon Web Services Research Grant, through which I am performing most of the parallel computations related to the project. Results of my research were recently published in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal (MMS (14), no. 4 2016).
2012 – 2015. King Abdullah University of Science & Technology. I was responsible for analysis and numerical simulations of reactive supersonic flows.
I investigated gaseous detonations in supersonic flows for various heat release models and published a paper in the most respectful journal, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (JFM (760), pp. 313-341, 2014, "http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2014.598"). In this research, I analyzed steady-state detonation solutions and performed extensive two-dimensional simulations on our group's Linux cluster.
Numerical methods for flow and transport problems.
Parallel computing and high–performance computing.
Development in Fortran 90.
Development in OpenFOAM.
Development in Wolfram Mathematica and Python.
Computing cluster administration.
Multiscale transport problems.
Multiscale analytical and numerical methods.
High–performance scientific computing.
Computational fluid dynamic.
Machine learning and image processing.
Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEarthquake seismology, natural hazards, and ancient earthquakes and archaeology
Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
I am interested in the recovery of unconventional hydrocarbon resources and mitigating carbon emissions from fossil fuels via geological sequestration of greenhouse gases. My research group and I examine the physics of flow through porous media at length scales that vary from the pore to the laboratory to the reservoir. The organizing themes are flow imaging to delineate the mechanisms of multiphase flow (oil, water, and gas) in porous media and the synthesis of models from experimental, theoretical, and field data. In all of our work, physical observations, obtained mainly from laboratory and field measurements, are interwoven with theory.
My teaching interests center broadly around education of students to meet the energy challenges that we will face this century. I teach undergraduate courses that examine the interplay of energy use and environmental issues including renewable energy resources and sustainability. At the graduate level, I offer classes on enhanced oil recovery and the thermodynamics of hydrocarbon mixtures.
Member, American Geophysical Union (2006); Editorial Board, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering (2006-present); Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty (2006); School of Earth Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching (1998); Earth Systems Program Executive Committee (2002-present); Woods Institute for Environment Energy Committee (2005-present); SPE Continuing Education Committee (2000-present, chair 2004-05); steering committee chair, SPE Forum, Enhanced Oil Recovery: What's Next? (2005-06); Editorial Board of the Journal of Petroleum Technology (2004-present) and SPE Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation (2006-present); member, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Geophysical Union, and the American Chemical Society.
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences
BioAs a Ph.D. student in the Mantle Processes Group led by Jessica Warren, my research revolves around the mantle. In particular, I study water in the mantle and how water affects mantle processes. I do field work in the Josephine Peridotite of southwestern Oregon, the mantle section of an ophiolite that formed 150 million years ago. My field site contains numerous, easily observed shear zones ranging from tens of centimeters to tens of meters in width, allowing me to study mantle deformation on a relatively fine scale. I compare the degree of deformation and deformation style with water content to learn more about water's effect on small-scale mantle flow. I also look at the relationship between water and other mantle properties.
For more detail, please see my website: kmkumamoto.squarespace.com