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Charles A. Kang


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Education and employment background

Co-Founder and CTO, ResFrac Corporation, October 2016 - present

R&D Director, Tiandi Energy, August 2015 - July 2016

PhD, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, 2015

BS, Engineering Physics, UC Berkeley, 2009

Short-term work with various firms in energy and aerospace.

Awards and honors

Hank Ramey Award for Outstanding Research and Service to the Department, Stanford Department of Energy Resources Engineering, 2014

Illich-Sadowsky Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, Stanford Vice Provost for Graduate Education, 2012

Scholarly contributions

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Journal articles


Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J., Jayaweera, I. 2016. Assessment of advanced solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture processes using a bi-objective optimization technique. Applied Energy, 179(2016):1209-1219. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.07.062

Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2016. A new carbon capture proxy model for optimizing the design and time-varying operation of a coal-natural gas power station. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 48(2016):234-252. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.11.023

Brodrick, P.G., Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2015. Optimization of carbon-capture-enabled coal-gas-solar power generation. Energy 79(2015):149-162. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.11.003

Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2014. Optimizing heat integration in a flexible coal-natural gas power station with CO2 capture. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 31(2014):138-152. doi: 12.1016/j.ijggc.2014.09.019

Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2011. Optimal operation of an integrated energy system including fossil fuel power generation, CO2 capture and wind. Energy 36(12):6806-6820. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2011.10.015

Conference papers 

McClure, M.W., Kang, C.A. 2018. Applying a combined hydraulic fracturing, reservoir, and wellbore simulator: Staged Field Experiment #3, cluster spacing, and stacked parent/child frac hits. SPE-190049-MS. Presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, CA, USA, April 22-26, 2018. doi: 10.2118/190049-MS

McClure, M.W., Kang, C.A. 2017. A three-dimensional reservoir, wellbore, and hydraulic fracturing simulator that is compositional and thermal, tracks proppant and water solute transport, includes non-Darcy and non-Newtonian flow, and handles fracture closure. SPE-182593-MS. Presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation Conference, Montgomery, Texas, USA, February 20 – 22, 2017. doi: 10.2118/182593-MS

Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2013. Optimal heat integration in a coal-natural gas energy park with CO2 capture. Energy Procedia 37(2013):2715-2726. Poster presented at the 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11), Kyoto, Japan, November 18 – 22, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.156

Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2012. Impact of CO2 emissions policy and system configuration on optimal operation of an integrated fossil-renewable energy park. CMTC paper 151446. Presented at the Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2012), Orlando, Florida, USA, February 7 – 9, 2012. doi: 10.7122/151446-MS 

Conference presentations (no paper)


Brodrick, P.G., Kang, C.A., Brandt, A.R., Durlofsky, L.J. 2013. Optimal design and operation of integrated energy systems incorporating CO2 capture, with application to coal-gas and coal-gas-solar thermal configurations. Abstract #306617. Poster presented at the Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2013), Alexandria, Virginia, USA, October 21 – 23, 2013. URL: http://www3.aiche.org/proceedings/Abstract.aspx?PaperID=306617

Nightingale, R.W., Frank, Z.A., Metcalf, T.R., Kang, C.A. TRACE and SOHO/MDI observations of five X-flares from AR10720, the "Fireworks Active Region", on January 15-20, 2005. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting 2005, San Francisco, California, USA, January 15-20, 2005. Abstract #SP21A-10. URL: http://esoads.eso.org/abs/2005AGUSMSP21A..10N

Reviewer activities

Scholarly reviews