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  • Pattern formation of freezing infiltration in porous media, N. Jones, A. Moure and X. Fu (submitted)
  • A phase-field model for wet snow metamorphism, A. Moure and X. Fu (submitted);


  • Fiber seismic sensing of vadose zone soil moisture, Z. Shen*, Y. Yang*, X. Fu, K. Adams, E. Biondi, Z. Zhan (*equal contribution); Nature Communications; in press;
  • First direct comparison of density-driven mixing in a three-dimensional porous media using experiments and simulation, R. Liyanage*, X. Fu*, R. Pini, R. Juanes (* equal contribution); Physical Review Fluids; 9, 4(2024), DOI;
  • Simplified level set discrete element modeling of particle suspension flows in microfluidics: clogging statistics controlled by particle friction and shape, Z. Zhou, R. Moncada, N. Jones, J. Ulloa, X. Fu and J. Andrade; Granular Matter 26, 39 (2024), DOI;


  • Fingering instability during mixing-driven precipitation flow. N. Shahsavar, X. Fu, B. Zhao; Transport in Porous Media (2023), DOI. [pdf];
  • A thermodynamic nonequilibrium model for preferential infiltration and refreezing of melt in snow, A. Moure, N. Jones, J. Pawlak, C. Meyer, X. Fu; Water Resources Research; 59, 5(2023) Open Access Here.


  • Some lava flows may not have been as thick as they appear; J. Katona*, X. Fu, T. Mittal, M. Manga and S. Self (* undergraduate mentee). Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL095202 (2021).; Access here on ESSOAR archive
  • Hydrate formation on marine seep bubbles and the implications for water column methane dissolution; X. Fu, W. F. Waite and C. D. Ruppel, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 129, 9 (2021). [Open access here]
  • Wettability and Lenormand's diagram; B. K. Primkulov, A. A. Pahlavan, X. Fu, B. Zhao, C. W. MacMinn, and R. Juanes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 923, A34 (2021), [pdf]


  • Crustal fingering facilitates free-gas methane migration through the hydrate stability zone; X. Fu*, J. Jimenez-Martinez*, T. P. Nguyen, J. W. Carey, H. Viswanathan, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2020). PDF
    * Equal contribution
  • On the nonequilibrium dynamics of two-body to three-body phase transition; J. Parenthood, 6 (2020);
  • Interplay between fingering instabilities and initial soil moisture in solute transport through the vadose zone; L. Cueto-Felgueroso, M. J. Suarez-Navarro, X. Fu, and R. Juanes, Water, 12, 917 (2020). [pdf]
  • Numerical simulation of unstable preferential flow during water infiltration into heterogeneous dry soil; L. Cueto-Felgueroso, M. J. Suarez-Navarro, X. Fu, and R. Juanes, Water, 12, 909 (2020). [pdf


  • Multiscale digital porous rock reconstruction using template matching; W. Lin, X. Li, Z. Yang, M. Manga, X. Fu, S. Xiong, A. Gong, G. Chen, H. Li, L. Pei, S. Li, X. Zhao, and X. Wang; Water Resources Research 55 (2019), [pdf]
  • Signatures of fluid-fluid displacement in porous media: Wettability, invasion events, patterns, and pressures; B. K. Primkulov, A. A. Pahlavan, X. Fu, B. Zhao, C. W. MacMinn, and R. Juanes; Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 875, R4 (2019), doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.554. [pdf]
  • Xenon hydrate as an analogue of methane hydrate in geologic systems out of thermodynamic equilibrium; X. Fu, W. F. Waite, L. Cueto-Felgueroso and R. Juanes; Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 20, 2462-2472, doi:110.1029/2019GC008250 (2019). [pdf]


  • Pore-scale modeling of phase change in porous media; L. Cueto-Felgueroso, X. Fu, R. Juanes; Physical Review Fluids, 3, 084302 (2018), doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.084302; [pdf]
  • Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of hydrate growth on gas–liquid interface; X. Fu, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, R. Juanes; Physical Review Letters,120(14):144501 (2018); [pdf]
    * Editor's suggestion

2017 and Earlier

  • Viscous fingering with partially miscible fluids; X. Fu, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, R. Juanes; Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2(10):104001 (2017); [pdf]
    * Featured in APS 2018 calendar (month of February)
  • Laboratory observations of the evolution and rise rate of bubbles with and without hydrate shells; W. F. Waite, T. Weber, X. Fu, R. Juanes, C. Ruppel; Proceedings of the 9th ICGH (2017);
  • Improved characterization of heterogeneous permeability insaline aquifers from transient pressure data during freshwater injection; P. K. Kang, J. Lee, X. Fu, S. Lee, P. K. Kitanidis, and R. Juanes; Water Resour. Res., in press (2017); [pdf]
  • Thermodynamic coarsening arrested by viscous fingering in partially miscible binary mixtures; X. Fu, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, R. Juanes; Physical Review E, 94(3),033111(5) (2016); [pdf][video1][video2]
  • Dissolution patterns from geochemical reactions during convection mixing in porous media;  X. Fu, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, D. Bolster, R. Juanes; Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 764:296-315 (2015); [pdf]
  • Pattern formation and coarsening dynamics in three-dimensional convective mixing in porous media; X. Fu, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, R. Juanes; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 371:20120355 (2013); [pdf][videos]
  • Understanding the impact of boundary and initial condition errors on the solution to a thermal diffusivity inverse problem;  X. Fu, B. Leventhal, K. Fowler; SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, 4:S01123 (2011); [pdf]
  • Uncertainty in modeled and observed climate change impacts on American Midwest hydrology; J. M. Winter, P. J.-F. Yeh, X. Fu, E. A.B. Eltahir; Water Resources Research, 51(5):3635–3646 (2015); [pdf]
  • Effects of model resolution on optimal design of subsurface flow and transport problems; M.W. Farthing, K.R. Fowler, X. Fu, A.Davis, C.T.Miller; Advances in Water Resources, 38:27-37 (2012); [pdf]
  • Experimental design of diffusion and desorption of contaminant in heterogeneous media; G. Jiang, M. Crimi, K. Fowler, X. Fu; Water Science & Technology, 64(4):988-998 (2011); [pdf]
  • Parameter Identification and Sensitivity Analysis to a Thermal Diffusivity Inverse Problem; B. Leventhal, X. Fu, K. Fowler, O. Eslinger; Involve, 8(3) (2015); [pdf]