Abstract: Ion transport is ubiquitous in aqueous environments in biological, geological, chemical and environmental systems. Electrokinetics plays a very important and key role in some special cases where pore size is comparable to the screening length of electrical double layer. The applications include tight oil/gas exploration and development, radiative waste disposal, high-quality water purification, and even ion channels in cells. This talk will present (1) electrokinetic and interface theories for ion transport in micro/nanoporous media; (2) a mesoscopic numerical framework for predictions and the validations by comparisons with theories and experimental data; (3) multiscale analysis in both spacial and temporal scales for special applications.
Bio: Moran Wang is a Professor at Department of Engineering Mechanics of Tsinghua University. After receiving his PhD degree in 2004 from Tsinghua University, he joined the Johns Hopkins University (2004-2006) and University of California (2006-2008) of USA as a postdoctoral fellow. He worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory as an Oppenheimer Fellow from 2008 to 2011, and then joined Tsinghua University as a full professor. He is working on microscale fluid mechanics and thermophysics in porous media. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed papers on international journals which gained over 7000 times citations based on Google Scholar Reports (H-index: 45). Prof. Wang has been serving as editorial board members for several international journals including “Transport in Porous Media”, “Journal of Porous Media”, “Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth”, “Journal of Fluid Engineering-ASME” and so on. He has delivered over 20 invited talks and been invited to contribute comprehensive reviews on “Physics Reports”, “Surface Science Reports”, “Material Science and Engineering R: Reports”, “Progress in Materials Science”, “Nano Today” and so on. He won the Interpore P&G Award for Porous Media Research in 2019.