I am currently a postdoctoral scholar, working with Prof. Hamdi Tchelepi , in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. I completed my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University in 2016, under supervision of Prof. Michael Celia . Prior to joining Princeton, I received B.S. (with highest honor) in Hydraulic Engineering from Tsinghua University in China in 2011. My overall research is to study the underlying physics of porous media flow at the intersection of subsurface energy development, hydrogeological processes, and the associated environmental impacts. My PhD research focused on reduced-order models and multiscale modeling approaches for subsurface fluid injections, with application to geological CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, and underground energy storage. My current postdoc research is to study the fundamental physics of pore-scale flow and to model gas transport in ultra-tight shale materials, which ultimately aims to improve field-scale prediction of shale gas production by providing in-depth understanding of gas flow physics at the pore-scale.
- Flow in Porous Media
- Pore-scale Simulation and Upscaling
- Reduced-order and Multiscale Modeling
- Unconventional Oil and Gas Development
- Geological CO2 Sequestration
- Subsurface Hydrology