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Eric Joseph Guiltinan


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Discrete Fracture Networks
  • Lattice Boltzmann method
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Multi-scale, multi-phase subsurface flow simulations
  • FEHM: Finite-Element Heat and Mass-Transfer


Eric has expertise in pore scale fluid flow modeling, fluid flow through fractures, carbon geologic sequestration, groundwater modeling, environmental remediation, well design and installation, and soil and groundwater sampling.  


Ph.D. Geology, UT Austin, Advisors: Dr. Bayani Cardenas and Dr. Nicolas Espinoza, August 2018 Dissertation: Multiphase Flow Properties of Sealing Caprocks for CO2 Geological Storage

M.S. Geology, Cal State Long Beach, Advisor: Dr. Matthew Becker, May 2012 Thesis: Characterizing Well Connectivity in Fractured Bedrock with Harmonic Tests

B.S. Hydrological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara, September 2007


LANL Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate

EES-16: Computational Earth Science




Contact Angle Measurements for a solid-fluid-fluid system, patent pending, application # 62379914



E. J. Guiltinan, D. N. Espinoza, L. P. Cockrell, M. B. Cardenas, Textural and Compositional Controls on Mudrock Breakthrough Pressure and Permeability, Adv. Water Resour, (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.08.014

E. J. Guiltinan, M. B. Cardenas, P. C. Bennet, T. Zhang, D. N. Espinoza The e ect of organic matter and thermal maturity on the wettability of supercritical CO2 on organic shales, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 65, (2017), pp. 15-22 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.08.006

E. J. Guiltinan, M. W. Becker Measuring well hydraulic connectivity in fractured bedrock using periodic slug tests, Journal of Hydrology, 521, (2015), pp. 100-107 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.066

K. Chaudhary, E. J. Guiltinan, M. B. Cardenas, J. A. Maisano, R. A. Ketcham, P. C. Bennett Wettability measurement under high P-T conditions using X-ray imaging with application to the brine-supercritical CO2 system, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, (2015), pp. 2858-2864 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GC005936