Monday, May 1, 2017


I intend this web site to be a public repository for my professional interests. As it stands currently, this repository consists of a listing of my scholarly work. I may also post some content related to personal explorations that I conduct.

I lived in China in 2015-2016 for work purposes. During my time there, I kept a personal blog.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Scholarly contributions of Charles A Kang

This post lists my scholarly contributions. Where allowed by copyright law, I have provided links to full texts. Two alternative ways of getting these lists are Google Scholar (no full texts) and ResearchGate (requires registration).

I had previously hosted a version of this list on my university web site, but my account expired after I graduated.

Journal papers (peer-reviewed)
  1. Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ, 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 [paper preprint pdf, 4,176 kB]
  2. Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 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 [paper preprint pdf, 6,297 kB] [supplementary material pdf, 1,146 kB]
  3. Brodrick, PG, Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 2015. Optimization of carbon-capture-enabled coal-gas-solar power generation. Energy, 79(2015):149-162. doi:10.1016/ [paper preprint pdf, 2,723 kB]
  4. Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 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:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.09.019 [paper preprint pdf, 2,341 kB] [supplementary material pdf, 721 kB]
  5. Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 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/ [paper preprint pdf, 950 kB]
Conference papers
  1. McClure, MW, Kang, CA. 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 [paper under restrictive copyright -- e-mail me for a copy]
  2. Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 2013. Optimal heat integration in a coal-natural gas energy park with CO2 capture. Energy Procedia, 37(2013):2715-2726. 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 [paper preprint pdf, 846 kB] [poster pdf, 2,534 kB]
  3. Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 2012. Impact of CO2 emissions policy and system configuration on optimal operation of an integrated fossil-renewable energy park. CMTC paper 151446. Carbon Management Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, February 7-9, 2012.doi:10.7122/151446-MS [paper under restrictive copyright -- e-mail me for a copy] [slides pdf, 2,157 kB]
Major conference presentations (no paper)
  1. Brodrick, PG, Kang, CA, Brandt, AR, Durlofsky, LJ. 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:
  2. Nightingale, RW, Frank, ZA, Metcalf, TR, Kang, CA. TRACE and SOHO/MDI observations of five X-flares from AR10720, the "Fireworks Active Region", on January 15-20, 2005. Abstract #SP21A-10. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting 2005, San Francisco, California, USA, January 15-20, 2005. URL:
  1. Kang, CA. 2015. Computational Optimization of Design and Variable Operation of CO2-Capture-Enabled Coal-Natural Gas Power Plants. PhD Thesis. Readers: Sally Benson, Adam Brandt, Lou Durlofsky. URL:
    Contents largely overlap with Kang, Brandt, Durlofsky (2014, 2016) and Kang, Brandt, Durlofsky, Jayweera (2016).
  2. Kang, CA. 2011. Optimal Operation of an Integrated Energy Park Including Fossil Fuel Power Generation, CO2 Capture and Wind. MS Thesis. Readers: Adam Brandt, Lou Durlofsky. URL:
    Contents overlap with Kang, Brandt, Durlofsky (2011).