juanes@mit.edu
Ruben Juanes
 ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies
 PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, U. California Berkeley, 2003
Biographical Overview
Ruben Juanes received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 2003. After his doctorate he spent two years at Stanford followed by a year at the University of Texas. He joined the MIT faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2006.
Juanes research focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding and predictive capabilities of the simultaneous flow of two or more fluids through rocks, soils and other porous materials. The research combines theory, simulation and experiments that elucidate fundamental aspects of multiphase flow. The results are then applied for prediction of largescale Earth science problems in the areas of energy and the environment.
Publications

B. Primkulov, A. Pahlavan, R. Juanes, 2019, "Constantrate capillary rise in wettabilitycontrolled tubes", APS March Meeting 2019

A. Pahlavan, H.A. Stone, G.H. McKinley, R. Juanes, 2019, "Restoring universality to the pinchoff of a bubble", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

P.K. Kang, Q. Lei, M. Dentz, R. Juanes, 2019, "Stress‐Induced Anomalous Transport in Natural Fracture Networks", Water Resources Research, 41634185

X. Fu, W.F. Waite, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2019, "Xenon Hydrate as an Analog of Methane Hydrate in Geologic Systems Out of Thermodynamic Equilibrium", Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20

L. Salo, R. Juanes, 2018, "Assessing Fault Leakage Potential during Underground CO2 Storage in the Gulf of Mexico", American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018

B. Zhao, A. Pahlavan, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2018, "Forced Wetting Transition and Bubble PinchOff in a Capillary Tube", Physical Review Letters

J. JagalurMohan, B. Jha, Z. Wang, R. Juanes, Y. Marzouk, 2018, "Inferring Fault Frictional and Reservoir Hydraulic Properties From InjectionInduced Seismicity", Geophysical Research Letters, 1313  1320

B. Primkulov, A. Pahlavan, X. Fu, B. Zhao, C. MacMinn, R. Juanes, 2018, "Influence of Wettability and Dynamic FluidFluid Displacement in Micromodels", 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

B. Primkulov, A. Pahlavan, X. Fu, B. Zhao, C. MacMinn, R. Juanes, 2018, "Influence of Wettability on Dynamic FluidFluid Displacement in Micromodels", American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018

M.J. Dalbe, R. Juanes, 2018, "Morphodynamics of FluidFluid Displacement in ThreeDimensional Deformable Granular Media", Physical Review Applied, 9210210

X. Fu, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2018, "Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Hydrate Growth on a GasLiquid Interface", Physical Review Letters, 120

D. Santillán, R. Juanes, L. CuetoFelgueroso, 2018, "Phase Field Model of Hydraulic Fracturing in Poroelastic Media: Fracture Propagation, Arrest, and Branching Under Fluid Injection and Extraction", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2127  2155

H.Sajjad Rabbani, B. Zhao, R. Juanes, N. Shokri, 2018, "Pore geometry control of apparent wetting in porous media", Scientific Reports

B. Primkulov, S. Talman, K. Khaleghi, A.Rangriz Shokri, R. Chalaturnyk, B. Zhao, C.W. MacMinn, R. Juanes, 2018, "Quasistatic fluidfluid displacement in porous media: Invasionpercolation through a wetting transition", Physical Review Fluids

A. Pahlavan, L. CuetoFelgueroso, A.E. Hosoi, G.H. McKinley, R. Juanes, 2018, "Thin films in partial wetting: stability, dewetting and coarsening", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 642  681

Z. Yang, R. Juanes, 2018, "Two sides of a fault: Grainscale analysis of pore pressure control on fault slip", Physical Review E, 97

J. Bueno, Y. Bazilevs, R. Juanes, H. Gomez, 2018, "Wettability control of droplet durotaxis", Soft Matter, 1417  1426

P.K. Kang, M. Dentz, T. Le Borgne, S. Lee, R. Juanes, 2017, "Anomalous transport in disordered fracture networks: Spatial Markov model for dispersion with variable injection modes", Advances in Water Resources, 106, 80  94

J. Bueno, Y. Bazilevs, R. Juanes, H. Gomez, 2017, "Droplet motion driven by tensotaxis", Extreme Mechanics Letters, 13, 10  16

P.K. Kang, J. Lee, X. Fu, S. Lee, P.K. Kitanidis, R. Juanes, 2017, "Improved characterization of heterogeneous permeability in saline aquifers from transient pressure data during freshwater injection", Water Resources Research, 4444  4458

S. Yoon, J.R. Williams, R. Juanes, P.K. Kang, 2017, "Maximizing the value of pressure data in saline aquifer characterization", Advances in Water Resources, 109, 14  28

B.P. Scandella, K. Delwiche, H.F. Hemond, R. Juanes, 2017, "Persistence of bubble outlets in soft, methanegenerating sediments", Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 1298  1320

D. Santillán, R. Juanes, L. CuetoFelgueroso, 2017, "Phase field model of fluiddriven fracture in elastic media: Immersedfracture formulation and validation with analytical solutions", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2565  2589

D. Santillán, R. Juanes, L. CuetoFelgueroso, 2017, "Phase field model of fluiddriven fracture in elastic media: Immersedfracture formulation and validation with analytical solutions", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2565  2589

P. de Anna, B. Quaife, G. Biros, R. Juanes, 2017, "Prediction of the lowvelocity distribution from the pore structure in simple porous media", Physical Review Fluids

X. Fu, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2017, "Viscous fingering with partially miscible fluids", Physical Review Fluids, 229

L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2016, "A discretedomain description of multiphase flow in porous media: Rugged energy landscapes and the origin of hysteresis", Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 1615  1622

P.K. Kang, S. Brown, R. Juanes, 2016, "Emergence of anomalous transport in stressed rough fractures", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 454, 46  54

B.P. Scandella, L. Pillsbury, T. Weber, C. Ruppel, H.F. Hemond, R. Juanes, 2016, "Ephemerality of discrete methane vents in lake sediments", Geophysical Research Letters

C. Nicolaides, R. Juanes, L. CuetoFelgueroso, 2016, "Selforganization of network dynamics into local quantized states", Scientific Reports

X. Fu, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2016, "Thermodynamic coarsening arrested by viscous fingering in partially miscible binary mixtures", Physical Review E, 94

R. Juanes, B. Jha, B. Hager, J.H. Shaw, A. Plesch, L. Astiz, J.H. Dieterich, C. Frohlich, 2016, "Were the May 2012 EmiliaRomagna earthquakes induced? A coupled flowgeomechanics modeling assessment", Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 6891  6897

B. Zhao, C.W. MacMinn, R. Juanes, 2016, "Wettability control on multiphase flow in patterned microfluidics", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10251  10256

C. Nicolaides, B. Jha, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2015, "Impact of viscous fingering and permeability heterogeneity on fluid mixing in porous media"

T.Farhana Faisal, S. Chevalier, Y. Bernabe, R. Juanes, M. Sassi, 2015, "Quantitative and qualitative study of density driven CO2 mass transfer in a vertical HeleShaw cell", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 81, 901  914

B. Jha, F. Bottazzi, R. Wojcik, M. Coccia, N. Bechor, D. McLaughlin, T. Herring, B. Hager, S. Mantica, R. Juanes, 2015, "Reservoir characterization in an underground gas storage field using joint inversion of flow and geodetic data", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 39, 1619  1638

X. Fu, L. CuetoFelgueroso, D. Bolster, R. Juanes, 2015, "Rock dissolution patterns and geochemical shutdown of CO2"

M. Trojer, M.L. Szulczewski, R. Juanes, 2015, "Stabilizing fluid/fluid displacements in porous media through wettability alteration"

B. Zhao, C.W. MacMinn, H.E. Huppert, R. Juanes, 2014, "Capillary pinning and blunting of immiscible gravity currents in porous media"

B. Jha, R. Juanes, 2014, "Coupled modeling of multiphase flow and fault poromechanics during geologic CO2 storage"

B. Jha, R. Juanes, 2014, "Coupled multiphase flow and poromechanics: A computational model of pore pressure effects on fault slip and earthquake triggering"

B. Zhao, C.W. MacMinn, R. Juanes, 2014, "Residual trapping, solubility trapping and capillary pinning complement each other to limit CO2 migration in deep saline aquifers"

C.W. MacMinn, R. Juanes, 2013, "Buoyant currents arrested by convective dissolution", Geophysical Research Letters, 40

B. Zhao, C.W. MacMinn, M.L. Szulczewski, J.A. Neufeld, H.E. Huppert, R. Juanes, 2013, "Interface pinning of immiscible gravityexchange flows in porous media", Physical Review E, 87, 023015

P.K. Kang, Y. Zheng, X. Fang, R. Wojcik, D. McLaughlin, S. Brown, M. Fehler, D. Burns, R. Juanes, 2013, "Joint flowseismic inversion for characterizing fractured reservoirs: theoretical approach and numerical modeling"

R. Juanes, 2013, "No geologic evidence that seismicity causes fault leakage that would render largescale carbon capture and storage unsuccessful"

X. Fu, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2013, "Pattern formation and coarsening dynamics in threedimensional convective mixing in porous media", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

J. Kim, H.A. Tchelepi, R. Juanes, 2013, "Rigorous coupling of geomechanics and multiphase flow with strong capillarity", SPE J. SPE141268PA (in press; posted 13 November 2013).

M.L. Szulczewski, R. Juanes, 2013, "The evolution of miscible gravity currents in horizontal porous layers", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 719, 8296

H. Gomez, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2013, "Threedimensional simulation of unstable gravitydriven infiltration of water into a porous medium", Journal of Computational Physics, 238, 217239

C. Nicolaides, L. CuetoFelgueroso, M.C. Gonzalez, R. Juanes, 2012, "A metric of influential spreading during contagion dynamics through the air transportation network", PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40961

R. Holtzman, M.L. Szulczewski, R. Juanes, 2012, "Capillary fracturing in granular media", Physical Review Letters, 108, 264504

M.L. Szulczewski, C.W. MacMinn, H.J. Herzog, R. Juanes, 2012, "Lifetime of carbon capture and storage as a climatechange mitigation technology", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109(14), 51855189

L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2012, "Macroscopic phasefield model of partial wetting: bubbles in a capillary tube", Physical Review Letters, 108, 144502

R. Juanes, B. Hager, H.J. Herzog, 2012, "No geologic evidence that seismicity causes fault leakage that would render largescale carbon capture and storage unsuccessful", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109(52)

J.J. Hidalgo, J. Fe, L. CuetoFelgueroso, R. Juanes, 2012, "Scaling of convective mixing in porous media", Physical Review Letters, 109, 264503

R. Juanes, F.X. Dub, 2008, "A locally conservative variational multiscale method for the simulation of porous media flow with multiscale source term"

R. Juanes, E.J. Spiteri, F.M. Orr, M.J. Blunt, 2006, "Impact of relative permeability hysteresis on geological CO2 storage", Water Resources Research, 42, n/a–n/a