Dr. Ruben Juanes

ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies, MIT

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Dr. Ruben Juanes

ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies, MIT

Dr. Juanes is a distinguished ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A computational geoscientist and engineer with a strong interest in the physics of multiphase flow in porous media, Dr. 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.

His research combines theory, simulation and experiments that elucidate fundamental aspects of multi-fluid flow, which is then applied 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.

Prior to his current position with MIT, Dr. Juanes was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University.

Dr. Juanes received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and studied at the School of Civil Engineering, Channels and Ports of the University of La Coruña, Spain.

He is the recipient of the Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geoscience (2012) and has over 60 articles and publications to his credit.

Education: 
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
Studied at the School of Engineering, University of la Coruña, Spain
Key Awards: 
Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geoscience
Department of Energy Early Career Award
Plenary speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrates
ARCO Professorship in Energy Studies
Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Professorship
Plenary speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport through Permeable Media
Invited participant, National Academy of Engineering "Frontiers of Engineering Symposium"
Professional Experience: 
10+ years academic/research experience