Dong Joon Youn

Postdoctoral Fellow

Previous Research Group Staff

Research Interests

Petroleum Geomechanics, Hydraulic fracturing, Numerical simulation, Unconventional hydro carbon production

Selected Publications

  • Effect of Fracture Distribution and Lengths Scale on the Equivalent Continuum Elastic Compliance of Fractured Rock Masses (Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, (6): 626-637, 2015) 
  • Stochastic Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Propagation using the Fully Coupled eXtended Finite Element Method and Random Field Theory (15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2015) 


  • BS and MS in Civil Engineering at Konkuk University, South Korea
  • PhD in Civil Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, USA 

Professional Profile

  • Research Assistant in Geotechnical Engineering Division at Korea Institute of Construction Technology (2006-2008)
  • Intern Post Grad in Unconventional Gas and Tight Oil R&D team at Shell E&P (2015)

Scientific and Professional Membership

A member of;

  1. ASCE (The American Society of Civil Engineers
  1. SPE (The Society of Petroleum Engineering)
  1. SME (The Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration)


  • Excellence award for the best paper given by Korean Geotechnical Society, South Korea (2007) “Numerical Study on Reinforcing Effect of Multi-bar Spring Nails”
  • Winning technical report for excellence given by Pyung-san Engineering Co., South Korea (2005) “Enhanced Design of Arch Bridge using Corrugated Steel Plate”

KAUST Affiliations

Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Physical Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Reservoir Simulation Pore-scale study Flow in fractured porous media