Born and raised behind the Iron Curtain, Zbig Kabala is a naturalized United States citizen who cherishes the freedoms and opportunities granted by this country.
He earned his Ph.D. and Masters degrees from Princeton. Zbig then held postdoctoral appointments at MIT and UC Berkeley and faculty appointments at UC Riverside. He joined the Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty at Duke University in the summer of 1994.
Zbig's principal research interests cover stochastic and deterministic theory of fluid flow and contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated heterogeneous porous media, theory of related measurements, field and laboratory studies in subsurface hydrology, stochastic fields and processes, numerical and analytical methods and sensitivity analysis. His current research focuses on pore-scale phenomena.