B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Vermont
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado
University of California, Irvine
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Irvine, CA 92697-2175
Dr. Detwiler is interested in fluid flow processes in porous and fractured media, including multiphase flow and transport, and the chemical/biological/mechanical alteration of subsurface properties. Understanding the scaling behavior of these often-coupled processes is critical to a broad range of current challenges including: remediation of groundwater contaminants; subsurface CO2 sequestration; geothermal energy production; and nuclear waste isolation.Dr. Detwiler’s current research integrates detailed laboratory measurements of pore-scale to core-scale processes with the development and evaluation of mechanistic computational models. Ongoing efforts to scale these computational models to parallel computing architectures provides a robust approach for quantitatively extrapolating laboratory-scale observations to field-scale systems.