Recent publications

Preprints (while under review)

  • Saeibehrouzi, A., Holtzman, R., Denissenko, P., Abolfathi, S., Solute Transport in Unsaturated Porous Media: Effect of Spatially-correlated Disorder, ESS Open Archive (2024). DOI: 10.22541/au.170750043.39796377/v1

  • Li, Q., Bogush, A., Van De Wiel, M., Holtzman, R., Microplastics transport in soils: A critical review. ESS Open Archive (2024). DOI: 10.22541/essoar.171104236.60527268/v1

  • Saeibehrouzi, A., Abolfathi, S., Denissenko, P., Holtzman, R., Pore-scale modeling of solute transport in partially-saturated porous media, ESS Open Archive (2024). DOI: 10.22541/au.170709025.51643762/v1


  • Holtzman, R., Dentz, M., Moura, M., Chubynsky, M., Planet, R., Ortin, J., Emergence of dissipation and hysteresis from interactions among reversible, non-dissipative units: The case of fluid-fluid interfaces. Physical Review Fluids (in press)

  • Geistlinger, H., Golmohammadi, S., Zulfiqar, B., Kuechler, M., Reuter, D., Schlueter, S., Segre, E., Holtzman, R., Amro, M., A new phase diagram for fluid invasion patterns as a function of pore-scale heterogeneity, surface roughness, and wettability. Water Resources Research 60, e2023WR036036 (2024). DOI: 10.1029/2023WR036036

  • Aharonov, E., Vaknin, I., Holtzman, R., Katz, O., Gas seepage and pockmark formation from subsurface reservoirs: Insights from table-top experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 129(4), e2023JB028255 (2024). DOI: 10.1029/2023JB028255

  • Geistlinger, H., Golmohammadi, S., Zulfiqar, B, Schlueter, S., Segre, E., Holtzman, R., The interplay between pore-scale heterogeneity, surface roughness and wettability controls trapping in two-phase fluid displacement in porous media. Geophysical Research Letters 51, e2023GL106197 (2024). DOI: 10.1029/2023GL106197


  • Holtzman, R., Dentz, M., Planet, R., Ortin, J., The relation between dissipation and memory in two-fluid displacements in disordered media. Geophysical Research Letters 50, e2023GL104073 (2023). DOI: 10.1029/2023GL104073 (PDF)

  • Pavuluri, S., Holtzman, R., Kazeem, L., Mohammed, M., Seers, T.D., Rabbani, H.S., Interplay of viscosity and wettability controls fluid displacement in porous media. Physical Review Fluids 8:094002 (2023). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.8.094002 (PDF)

  • Holtzman, R., Sandnes, B., Moura, M., Icardi M., Planet, R., Nonequilibrium Multiphase and Reactive Flows in Porous and Granular Materials (Editorial). Frontiers in Water, Water and Critical Zone, 5 (2023). DOI: 10.3389/frwa.2023.1315909

  • Samuels, C., Holtzman, R., Benjamin, S., Aleksandrova, S., Watling, T.C. and Medina, H., Wall Permeability Estimation in Automotive Particulate Filters. SAE Technical Paper 2023-24-0110 (2023). DOI: 10.4271/2023-24-0110 (PDF)


  • Luther, E., Dallaston, M., Shariatipour, S., Holtzman, R., Onset of convective instability in an inclined porous medium. Physics of Fluids 34:014104 (2022). DOI: 10.1063/5.0073501 (arXiv link)

  • Lee X., Fang, Y., Ying, X. Huang, Y., Xu, L., Liu, Z., Holtzman, R., Kan, I., Li, Y., Zhang, L., Zhou, H., Use of biochar to manage soil salts and water: Effects and mechanisms. Catena 211:106018 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2022.106018 (PDF)


  • Roded, R., Szymczak, P., Holtzman, R., Wormholing in anisotropic media: Pore-scale effect on large-scale patterns. Geophysical Research Letters, 48:e2021GL093659 (2021). DOI: 10.1029/2021GL093659 (PDF)

  • Luther, E., Shariatipour, S., Holtzman, R., Dallaston, M., Onset of transient convection in a porous medium with an embedded low-permeability layer. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 112:103490 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103490 (arXiv link)



  • Zhao, B., MacMinn, C. W., Primkulov, B. K., Chen, Y., Valocchi, A. J., Zhao, J., Kang, Q., Bruning, K., McClure, J. E., Miller, C. T., Fakhari, A., Bolster, D., Hiller, T., Brinkmann, M., Cueto-Felgueroso, L., Cogswell, D. A., Verma, R., Prodanovic, M., Maes, J., Geiger, S., Vassvik, M., Hansen, A., Segre, E., Holtzman, R., Yang, Z., Yuan, C., Chareyre, B., and Juanes, R. Comprehensive comparison of pore-scale models for multiphase flow in porous media. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 116(28):13799-13806 (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1901619116 (open access)

  • Borgman, O., Darwent, T., Segre, E., Goehring, L., Holtzman, R., Immiscible fluid displacement in porous media with spatially correlated particle sizes. Advances in Water Resources, 128:158-167 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.04.015 (post-print)


  • Roded, R., Paredes, X., Holtzman, R., Reactive transport under stress: Permeability evolution in deformable porous media. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 493:198 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.041 (post-print)

  • Ganot, Y., Holtzman, R., Weisbrod, N., Bernstein, A., Siebner, H., Katz, Y., Kurtzman, D., Modeling the spreading of reverse-osmosis-desalinated-seawater in an aquifer using stable water isotopes. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 22:6323-6333 (2018). DOI: 10.5194/hess-22-6323-2018 (open access)

  • Biswas, S., Fantinel, P., Borgman, O., Holtzman, R. Goehring, L., Drying and percolation in spatially correlated porous media. Physical Review Fluids 3:124307 (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.124307 (post-print)

  • Ganot, Y., Holtzman, R., Weisbrod, N., Russak, A., Katz, Y., Kurtzman, D., Geochemical processes during managed aquifer recharge with desalinated seawater. Water Resources Research 54:978 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/2017WR021798 (post-print)

  • Duman, T., Holtzman, R., Shavit, U., The effect of gravitational settling on concentration profiles and dispersion within and above fractured media. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 106:220-227 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.05.003 (post-print)


  • Borgman, O., Fantinel, P., Luhder, W., Goehring, L., Holtzman, R., Impact of spatially correlated pore-scale heterogeneity on drying porous media. Water Resources Research, 53:5645 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/2016WR02026 (post-print)

  • Fantinel, P., Borgman, O., Holtzman, R., Goehring, L., Drying in a microfluidic chip: Experiments and simulations. Scientific Reports, 7:15572 (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15718-6 (open access)

  • Pride, S. R., Vasco, D. W., Flekkoy, E. G., Holtzman, R., Dispersive transport and symmetry of the dispersion tensor in porous media. Physical Review E, 95:043103 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.043103 (post-print)

  • Ganot, Y., Holtzman, R., Weisbrod, N., Nitzan, I., Katz, Y., Kurtzman, D., Monitoring and modeling infiltration-recharge dynamics of managed aquifer recharge with desalinated seawater. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21:4479 (2017). DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-4479-2017 (open access)

  • Hunt, A. G., Holtzman, R., Ghanbarian, B., A percolation-based approach to scaling infiltration and evapotranspiration. Water, 9(2):104 (2017). DOI: 10.3390/w9020104 (open access)