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Karsten E. Thompson

Professor & Department Chair, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Longwell-Leonard Family Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Malcolm C. Jr. & Gene Perdue Lowe Professor of Petroleum Engineering

3207C Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Phone: (225) 578-6040
Fax: 1 (888) 965-9518
karsten@lsu.edu 

Educational Background

PhD, University of Michigan, 1996

Research Interests

Prof. Thompson's research is in the area of porous materials. Fundamental research topics include microscale fluid mechanics, interfacial and multiphase behavior, dispersion, solute and particle transport. General application areas include materials processing, oilfield processes, environmental transport, and separations. A major focus of the research is the development of computational modeling techniques, particularly for pore-scale and multiscale modeling.

For a complete description of the research, see the homepage for the PoreSim Research Consortium (poresim.org).