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Karsten E. Thompson

Department Chair

Longwell-Leonard Family Distinguished Professor

Malcolm C. Jr. and Gene Perdue Lowe Professor

Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Louisiana State University

3207C Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-6040 / Fax: 888-965-9518


Educational Background

  • 1996 Ph.D., University of Michigan


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 (