of Kentucky, 2001
Washington State University, 1989
B.S. The Pennsylvania State University,
Ground Water, Solute Transport, Unsaturated Zone,
and Multiphase Fluids Modeling
is focused on computational fluid dynamics in cavernous,
fractured, and porous media.
Solute transport in these complex media and
its simulation, including inverse modeling, are key
interests. This research is done at pore to aquifer
scales using both traditional ground water models
and lattice Boltzmann models. Single and multi-phase
lattice Boltzmann models figure prominently in research
aimed at better methods for solute transport in karst
aquifers, and for water and nonaqueous fluid behavior
in fractured and porous media especially unsaturated
media. Dr. Sukop maintains ongoing interests in fractals,
multifractals, cellular automata, percolation phenomena,
geostatistics, and surface chemistry and their applications.
Sukop, M.C. and D.T. Thorne, Jr., 2006 (second printing 2007). Lattice Boltzmann Modeling: An Introduction for Geoscientists and Engineers. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York 172 p.
Cunningham, K.J., M.C. Sukop, H. Huang, P.F. Alvarez, H. A. Curran, J.F. Dixon, and R.A. Renken. Prominence of ichnologically-influenced macroporosity in the karst Biscayne aquifer: stratiform "super-K" zones (accepted for publication in Geological Society of America Bulletin)
Anwar, S. and M.C. Sukop, 2008. Regional scale transient groundwater flow modeling using lattice Boltzmann methods (accepted for publication in Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics)
Anwar, S., A. Cortis, and M.C. Sukop, 2008. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Solute Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media with Conduits to Estimate Macroscopic Continuous Time Random Walk Model Parameters, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics 8:1-2, 213 - 221. doi: 10.1504/PCFD.2008.018092
Cihan, A., M.C. Sukop, J.S. Tyner, E. Perfect, and H. Huang, Analytical predictions and lattice Boltzmann simulations of intrinsic permeability for mass fractal porous media (under review by Vadoze Zone Journal)
Sukop, M.C., H. Huang, C.L. Lin, M.D. Deo, K. Oh, and J.D. Miller, 2008. Distribution of multiphase fluids in porous media: Comparison between lattice Boltzmann modeling and micro-x-ray tomography, Phys. Rev. E 77, 026710. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.77.026710>
Huang, H., D.T. Thorne, M.G. Schaap, and M.C. Sukop, 2007. Proposed approximation for contact angles in Shan-and-Chen-type multicomponent multiphase lattice Boltzmann models, Phys. Rev. E 76, 066701
Thorne, Jr., D.T., C.D. Langevin, and M.C. Sukop, 2006. Addition of Simultaneous Heat and
Solute Transport and Variable Fluid Viscosity to SEAWAT. Computers and Geosciences
32, 1758–1768. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2006.04.005
Perfect, E., R.W. Gentry, M.C. Sukop, and J.E. Lawson, 2006. Multifractal Sierpinski Carpets:
theory and application to modeling reservoir heterogeneity. Geoderma 134, 240-252.
Chau, J.F., D. Or, and M.C. Sukop, 2005. Simulation of Gaseous Diffusion in Partially
Saturated Porous Media Under Variable Gravity with Lattice Boltzmann Methods. Water
Resources Research 41, W08410, doi:10.1029/2004WR003821
Sukop, M.C. and D. Or, 2005. Lattice Boltzmann method for homogeneous and heterogeneous
cavitation. Physical Review E, 71, 046703.
Sukop, M.C. and E. Perfect, 2004. Solute Transport. In D. Hillel, C. Rosenzweig, D. Powlson,
K. Scow, M. Singer and D.L. Sparks, Eds. Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment,
Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, U.K.
Sukop, M.C. and D. Or, 2004. Lattice Boltzmann method for modeling liquid-vapor interface
configurations in porous media, Water Resources Research, 40, W01509, doi:10.1029/2003WR002333.
Sukop, M.C. and D. Or, 2003. Invasion percolation of single component, multiphase fluids with
lattice Boltzmann models. Physica B 338, 298-303.
Sukop, M.C., G-J. van Dijk, E. Perfect, and W.K.P. van Loon, 2002. Percolation thresholds in 2-dimensional prefractal models of porous media. Transport in Porous Media 48, 187-208.
Perfect, E., M.C. Sukop, and G.R. Haszler, 2002. Prediction of dispersivity for undisturbed soil
columns from water retention parameters. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66,
No. 3, 696-701.
Sukop, M.C. 2001. Dispersion in VLEACH and similar models. Ground Water 39, No. 6, 953-
Sukop, M.C., E. Perfect, and N.R.A. Bird, 2001. Impact of homogeneous and heterogeneous
algorithms on water retention in simulated prefractal porous media. Water Resources
Research 37, 2631-2636.
Perfect, E. and M.C. Sukop, 2001. Models relating solute dispersion to pore space geometry: a review. In Physical and Chemical Processes of Water and Solute Transport/Retention in
Soils. D. Sparks and M. Selim. Eds. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Special Pub. 56, 77-146.
Sukop, M.C. 2000. Estimation of vertical concentration profiles from existing wells. Ground
Water, 38, No. 6, 836-841.
Sukop, M. and C.G. Cogger, 1992. Adsorption of Carbofuran, Metalaxyl, and Simazine: Koc
evaluation and relation to soil transport. J. Environ. Sci. Health B27(5) 565-590.