Hang Deng is a Research Scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division, with research expertise in aqueous geochemistry and hydrogeology. Her research interests are (1) to advance fundamental understanding of the evolution of fractured porous media caused by coupled chemical-physical processes across scales and (2) to inform various subsurface practices (including geologic carbon storage) and to guide the resolution of pressing challenges regarding energy, water and environment. For her research investigations, she uses a suite of characterization techniques (e.g. high resolution microtomography), experimental tools (e.g. fracture flow experiment) and numerical models (e.g. computational fluid dynamics).
Her current research focuses on water-mineral interactions and the controls of geochemical and geometric heterogeneity at pore- and core- scales on fracture alteration using reactive transport modeling. She is also interested in the coupling between reactive transport processes with multiphase systems and the geomechanical responses.