Seoul workshop

Seoul workshop
Applied Geochemical Reaction Modeling
Seoul, South Korea • 2-3 May 2018

Register nowJoin us in dynamic, ever-changing Seoul, South Korea, at the Seoul office of the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, to learn the theory and application of geochemical reaction modeling!

Better yet, Prof. Tsutomu Sato of Hokkaido University is teaming up with Prof. Kyoung-Woong Kim of GIST to help us teach the workshop!


What you will learn. Following a fully hands-on format, you will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of reaction in multi-component geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include:

  • Fluid mixing
  • Multicomponent equilibrium
  • Buffering reactions
  • Reaction, mass transfer kinetics
  • Kd, Freundlich, Langmuir sorption
  • Surface complexation
  • Polythermal reaction and mixing
  • Electrochemistry
  • Microbial catalysis and growth
  • Case studies and examples
  • Effective graphical presentation
  • Creating animation and video

More information? Contact workshop support. Can't come? Consider an alternative from our 2017-2018 workshop lineup.

Thank you for the GWB workshop – it was perfect! The tasks made the learning process really easy.

– Yuchen Liu, University of Illinois

Thank you very much for the workshop. It was intense but very, very clear and useful.

– Samantha Y., Stanford University

I thought the workshop was fantastic! The pacing and examples were very good and the course gave me a lot of ideas on how I can better use GWB.

– Morgan Warren, Golder Associates


The workshop will be presented by Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Tsutomu Sato, and Kyoung-Woong Kim. Prof. Bethke is the R.E. Grim Professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He is the primary author of The Geochemist's Workbench® software package and author of the Geochemical and Biogeochemical Reaction Modeling text, published by Cambridge University Press.

Craig Bethke
Craig Bethke

Craig Bethke has been cited many times for excellence in teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of a number of prizes in hydrogeology and geoscience, including the O.E. Meinzer Award and M.K. Hubbert Award.

Brian Farrell is the lead Geochemist at Aqueous Solutions LLC, makers of The Geochemist's Workbench®. Mr. Farrell is expert in aquifer microbiology, geochemical modeling, and reactive transport in geochemical systems. He has taught short courses in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia.

Brian Farrell
Brian Farrell

Tom Sato
Tom Sato
Tsutomu Sato runs an internationally recognized research program in applied and industrial mineralogy at Hokkaido University. He has two decades of experience in geochemical modeling and is an accomplished researcher and teacher.

Kyoung-Woong Kim is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea. Professor Kim's specialty is environmental geochemistry and its relationship to human health.
Kyoung-Woong Kim
Kyoung-Woong Kim


Map to GIST Seoul office
Seoul, South Korea • 2-3 May 2018

GIST Seoul Office
1321 Seocho 2(i)-dong [interactive map]
Seocho-go, Seoul, South Korea

The workshop venue is a short 5 minute walk west from the Gangnam Subway Station, on Subway Line 2.

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The workshop begins promptly each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:00 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early on the first day, to make sure your laptop computer is set up correctly.


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Space is limited, so sign up early. The registration fee of $699 includes all course materials.

Full-time students currently registered in a university degree program can register at the reduced rate of $599. Please bring current student identification to the workshop.

We are pleased to welcome back participants from our previous workshops at the special price of $599. For fastest verification, please sign up with the email address you used registering for the earlier course.

Each registered participant will receive a free 60-day license to The Geochemist's Workbench® 12 Professional version. We will ask you to bring to the course a laptop with the software installed and running.

Registrations may be transfered to another participant at no charge, and are fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop. Liability in the event of workshop cancellation or other eventuality is limited to refund of the registration fee.


A number of moderately priced hotels are located in the general vicinity of Gangnam Station and the GIST office in Seoul. As well, the workshop venue is quickly accessible via subway from a broad area in Seoul.


Incheon International Airport, routinely rated the best, cleanest, and most easily transited airport in the world, is located west of the city center. Once there, the easiest way to reach the Gangnam Station is by airport limousine. Here's an illustrated guide to using the limousine services.

Hosts and sponsors

The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors:

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Aqueous Solutions University of Illinois