Kuldeep Singh (Chaudhary)

Kuldeep Singh (Chaudhary)

Assistant Professor
Office Location:
231A McGilvrey Hall
Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 11 am - 12 pm; 3:30 - 5 pm (Remote) or by appointment.
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I integrate geology with rock and fluid mechanics to study a variety of physio-chemical processes spanning from pore-scale to basin-wide geosystems, with emphasis on improving mechanistic description of the coupled flow and transport phenomenon in complex porous media, e.g., fractures and mudrocks, and investigate how do these rock-fluid systems evolve and transform under natural and anthropogenic forcings. 

Research interests include:

  • Computation fluid dynamics and digital rock physics
  • Multiscale-Multiphysics: Upscaling
  • Imaging and experimental fluid mechanics
  • Wettability, EOR, and hydrocarbon recovery
  • Poroelastic response to subsurface injection or recovery of fluids
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Surface water - Groundwater Hydrodynamics


Ph.D., Geoscience, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013, M.S., Geological Science, Indiana University at Bloomington, 2007, M.Sc., Geology, University of Delhi, India, 2001, B.Sc., Geology (Honors), University of Delhi, India, 1998


Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow and Transport Phenomenon in porous media, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Digital Rock Physics, Thermodynamics, Petroleum Systems Analysis


  • Lizhi Zheng, Lichun Wang, Tiejun Wang, Kuldeep Singh, Zhong-Liang Wang, Xi Chen (2020), Can homogeneous slip boundary condition affect effective dispersion in single fractures with Poiseuille flow? Journal of Hydrology, Volume 581, ISSN 0022-1694
  • Singh, K., (2019), How Hydraulic Properties of Organic Matter Control Effective Liquid Permeability of Mudrocks. Transport in Porous Media. doi:10.1007/s11242-019-01305-y
  • Tenney, C. M., Dewers, T., Chaudhary, K., Matteo, E. N., Cardenas, M. B., & Cygan, R. T. (2016) Experimental and simulation study of carbon dioxide, brine, and muscovite surface interactions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, ISSN 0920-41
  • Chaudhary, K., M. Bayani Cardenas, E. Guiltinan, J. A. Maisano, R. A. Ketcham, and P. C. Bennett (2015a) Wettability measurement under high P-T conditions using X-ray imaging with application to the brine-supercritical CO2 system, Geochemistry, Geophysi
  • Gauteplass, J., K. Chaudhary, A. R. Kovscek, and M. A. Fernø (2015b), Pore-level foam generation and flow for mobility control in fractured systems, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 468, 184-192
  • Altman, S. J., B. Aminzadeh, M. T. Balhoff, P. C. Bennett, S. L. Bryant, M. B. Cardenas, K. Chaudhary, et al., (2014), Chemical and hydrodynamic mechanisms for long-term geological carbon storage, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(28), 15103-15113. doi
  • Chaudhary, K., M.B. Cardenas, W. Deng, P. Bennett (2013a), Pore geometry effects on intrapore viscous to inertial flows and on effective hydraulic parameters, Water Resources Research, 49(2), 1149-1162,doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20099
  • Chaudhary, K., M.B. Cardenas, R. Ketcham, J. Massano, W. Wolfe, P.C. Bennett (2013b), Pore-scale trapping of supercritical CO2 and the role of grain wettability and shape, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(15), 3878-3882,doi: 10.1002/grl.50658
  • Chaudhary, K., M.B. Cardenas, W. Deng, P. Bennett ( 2011) The role of eddies inside pores in the transition from Darcy to Forchheimer flows. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L24405, doi:10.1029/2011GL050214
  • Chaudhary, K., and B. Scanlon, 2009, Review of the state of art Groundwater Under the Influence of Surface Water (GUWDI) programs, Special Report July 2009, www.beg.utexas.edu/tceq/docs/BEG_GWUDI_2009.pdf, BEG, Univ.of Texas, Austin


Research Institutes and Initiatives

Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative