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2005 Ph.D., Groundwater Hydrology, GPA: 3.97, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana; Ph.D. Minor: Scientific Computing
2004 M.S., Groundwater Hydrology, GPA: 4.0, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, Minnesota; M.S. Minor: Civil Engineering
1998 B.S., Groundwater Hydrology & Engineering Geology, Ranked 1st in class,
Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR China
July 2018 – present Professor, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of
Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
July 2013 – June 2018 Associate Professor, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics,
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
Aug. 2007 – June 2013 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics,
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
Sept. 2005 – July 2007 Turner Postdoc Fellow, Dept. of Earth & Environmental
Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Feb. 2015 – May 2015 Visiting Scientist, Division of Computational Earth Sciences
(EES-16), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2015 Visiting Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil
Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
June 2014 – present Adjunct Faculty, School of Energy Resources, University of
Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
July 2004 – Aug. 2004 Research Intern, Reservoir Characterization Team, Chevron
Energy & Technology Company, San Ramon, CA.
30% Teaching 60% Research 5 % Service 0 % Admin 5 % Advising
Spring: Geostatistics (GEOL 5446);
Groundwater Flow & Transport Modeling (GEOL 4030/5030)
Fall: Geohydrology (GEOL 4444/5444)
In prep: Reactive Transport Modeling
PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS
† Student or postdoc for whom Ye is the primary advisor
Ye Li†, Ye Zhang, Uncertainty Analysis of CO2 Modeling in a Complex Faulted and Fractured Reservoir, Teapot Dome, Wyoming, in prep.
Dongdong Wang†, Ye Zhang, Huang He, Liqiang Wang, Stochastic Aquifer Inversion with Parallel Computing, in prep.
Fangyu Gao†, Ye Zhang, Simultaneous estimation of aquifer thickness and boundary conditions based on borehole and hydrodynamic data, in prep.
Y. Zee Ma, Ye Zhang, Jason Sitchler, Spurious Correlations and Low Correlations in
Geoscience Data Analysis, Geophysical Research Letter, in prep.
Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Scott Miller, Reed Maxwell, Ryan Armstrong†, Minh C.
Nguyen†, Brady Flinchum†, Andrew Parsekian, W. Steven Holbrook, Integrated
hydrological modeling of the No-Name Watershed, Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming,
Water Resources Research, in prep.
Fangyu Gao†, Dongdong Wang†, Ye Zhang, Stochastic data integration assessing aquifer parameter and boundary conditions
uncertainty in a mountain-front aquifer, Journal of
Hydrology, in prep.
Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, A New Inverse Method for Contaminant Source Identification
under unknown Boundary Conditions, Water Resources Research, in revision.
Refereed journal articles:
 Zee Ma, Ye Zhang (2019) Comment on “Correlation analysis of element contents
and mechanical characteristics of shale reservoirs” by Liu et al. (2018), Marine &
Petroleum Geology, in press.
 Shuangpo Ren§, Guangqing Yao, Ye Zhang (2019) High-resolution geostatistical modeling of an intensively drilled heavy oil reservoir, the BQ 10 Block, Biyang Sag, Nanxiang Basin, China, Marine & Petroleum Geology, Vol. 104, p. 404-422.
 Wei Wang, Po Chen, Ian Keifer, Ken Dueker, En-Jui Lee, Dawei Mu, Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Bradley Carr (2019) Weathering front under a granite ridge revealed through full-3D seismic ambient-noise tomography, Earth & Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 509, p. 66-77.
 Shengli Li, Ye Zhang, Z. Zee Y. Ma (2018) Discussion of “A comparative study of
reservoir modeling techniques and their impact on predicted performance of fluvial-
dominated deltaic reservoirs”, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 102, No. 8, p. 1659-1663.
 Dan Zhou†, Ye Zhang, Guillaume Gianni, Peter Lichtner, Irina Engelhardt (2018)
Numerical modeling of stream-aquifer interaction: quantifying the impact of transient
streambed permeability and aquifer heterogeneity, Hydrological Processes, in press,
 Shuangpo Ren†, Andrew Parsekian, Ye Zhang, Bradley Carr (2018) Hydraulic
conductivity calibration of logging NMR in a granite aquifer, Laramie Range,
Wyoming, Groundwater, in press, https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12798
 Zhenxue Dai, Ye Zhang, Jeffrey M. Bielicki, M Amooie, Mingkan Zhang†, Changbing Yang, Youqin Zou, William Ampomah, Ting Xiao, Wu Jia, Richard Middleton, Mohamad Soltanian, Philip H. Stauffer (2018) Heterogeneity-assisted carbon dioxide storage in marine sediments, Applied Energy, Vol. 225, p. 876-883.
 Shuangpo Ren†, Samuel Gragg†, Ye Zhang, Bradley Carr (2018) Borehole
characterization of hydraulic properties and groundwater flow in a crystalline fractured
aquifer of a headwater mountain watershed, Laramie Range, Wyoming, Journal of
Hydrology, Vol. 403, p. 66-82.
 Zhenxue Dai, Ye Zhang, Philip Stauffer, Ting Xiao, Mingkan Zhang†, William
Ampomah, Changbing Yang, Youqin Zhou, Mei Ding, Richard Middleton, Mohamad
Soltanian, Jeffery Bielicki (2017) Injectivity evaluation for offshore CO2 sequestration in
marine sediments, Energy Procedia, Vol. 114, p. 2921-2932.
 Minh C. Nguyen†, Xu Zhang, Ning Wei, Jun Li, Xiaochun Li, Ye Zhang, Philip
Stauffer (2017) An object-based modeling and sensitivity analysis study in support of CO2
storage in deep saline aquifers at the Shenhua site, Ordos Basin, Geomechanics and
Geophysics for Geo-energy and Geo-resources, Vol. 3, Issue 3, p 293-314.
 Minh Nguyen†, Ye Zhang, Jun Li, Xiaochun Li, Bing Bai, Haiqing Wu, Ning Wei,
Philip Stauffer (2017) A Geostatistical Study in support of CO2 storage in deep saline
aquifers of the Shenhua CCS project, Ordos Basin, China, Energy Procedia, Vol. 114, p.
 Mingkan Zhang†, Ye Zhang, Peter Lichtner (2017) Model Complexity in Simulating
scCO2 Dissolution, Leakage, Footprint, and Pressure for Three-Dimensional Hierarchical
Aquifer, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol.64, p. 284-299.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Julian Zhu (2017) Direct Hydraulic Characterization for
Diverse Soil types under Infiltration and Evaporation, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 116,
Issue 2, p 797-823.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang (2016) Direct Method of Hydraulic Conductivity Structure
Identification for Subsurface Transport Modeling, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol.
21, Issue 10, 04016033.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang (2016) Multiscale Subgrid Models of Large Eddy
Simulation for Turbulent flows, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and
Fluid Flow, Vol. 26, Issue: 5, p. 1380-1390
 S-Q Li†, Morteza Akbarabadi, Ye Zhang, Mohammed Piri (2016) An integrated Site
Characterization-to-Optimization Study for Commercial-Scale Carbon Dioxide Storage,
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 44, p. 74–87.
 Zee Y. Ma, William R. Moore, Ernest Gomez, William J. Clark, Ye Zhang (2015)
Tight Gas Sandstone Reservoirs, Part 1: Overview and Lithofacies, in Unconventional Oil
and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development, Elsevier, p. 405-427,
 William R. Moore, Zee Y. Ma, Iain Pirie, Ye Zhang (2015) Tight Gas Sandstone
Reservoirs, Part 2: Petrophysical Analysis and Reservoir Modeling, in Unconventional
Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development, Elsevier, p. 429-448,
 Mingkan Zhang†, Ye Zhang (2015) Multiscale Solute Transport Upscaling for a Three Dimensional Hierarchical Porous Medium, Water Resources Research, 51, p. 1688-1709, doi:10.1002/2014WR016202.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang (2015) Functional Parameterization for Hydraulic
Conductivity Inversion with Uncertainty Quantification, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 23,
Issue 3, Page 597-610, doi:10.1007/s10040-014-120205.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang (2015) Tensor Hydraulic Conductivity Estimation for
Heterogeneous Aquifers under unknown boundary conditions, Groundwater, June 4, doi:
 Ye Zhang, Guang Yang†, S-Q Li† (2014) Significance of Conceptual Model
Uncertainty in Simulating Carbon Sequestration a Deep Inclined Saline Aquifer, Journal of
Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000246.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang (2014) A Method based on Local Approximate Solutions
(LAS) for Inverting Transient Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers, Journal of Hydrology, Vol.
514, p. 145-149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.004.
 S-Q Li†, Ye Zhang (2014) Model Complexity in Carbon Sequestration: A Design of
Experiment and Response Surface Uncertainty Analysis, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 22, p. 123-138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.12.007.
 Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang (2014) Physically-Based Inversion of Confined and Unconfined Aquifers under Unknown Boundary Conditions, Advances in Water
Resources, Vol. 65, p. 43-57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.10.011.
 Ye Zhang, Juraj Irsa†, Jianying Jiao† (2014) Three-Dimensional Aquifer Inversion
under unknown Boundary Conditions, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 509, p. 416-429,
 Ye Zhang (2014) Nonlinear Inversion of an Unconfined Aquifer: Simultaneous
Estimation of Heterogeneous Hydraulic Conductivities, Recharge Rates, and Boundary
Conditions, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 102, p. 275-299, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-014-
 Zee Y. Ma, Ye Zhang (2013) A Resolution of the Happiness-Income Paradox, Social
Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0502-9.
 Ye Zhang (2013) Reducing Uncertainty in Aquifer Flow Model Calibration with
Multiple Scales of Heterogeneity, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.1211.
 Juraj Irsa†, Ye Zhang (2012) A New Direct Parameter Estimation Method for Steady
State Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers with Unknown Boundary Conditions, Water
Resources Research, Vol. 48, W09526, doi:10.1029/2011WR011756.
 S-Q Li†, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, Chungan Du (2012) Geologic Modeling and Fluid Flow
Simulation of Acid Gas disposal in western Wyoming, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 96, No. 4, p.
 Baozhong Liu†, Ye Zhang (2011) CO2 Modeling in A Deep Saline Aquifer: a Novel
Sensitivity Study based on the Design of Experiment, Environmental Science &
Technology, Vol. 45, No. 8, p. 3504-3510, DOI: 10.1021/es103187b.
 S-Q Li†, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang (2011) A Study of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in
Large Scale CO2 Storage Simulation, Water Resources Research, 47, W05534,
 BaoZhong Liu†, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang (2011) Acid Gas Storage in A Deep Saline
Aquifer: A Study on Parameter and Model Uncertainty, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and
Radioactive Waste, Vol. 15, No. 4, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.1944-8376.0000061.
 Ye Zhang, BaoZhong Liu†, Carl W. Gable (2011) Homogenization of Hydraulic
Conductivity for Hierarchical Sedimentary Deposits at Multiple Scales, Transport in Porous
Media, Vol. 87, Issue 3, p. 717-737, doi: 10.1007/s11242-010-9711-8.
 Ye Zhang, Carl W. Gable, Ben Sheets (2010) Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity Of
Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Porous Media: An Upscaling Study Base on An
Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, V. 388, No. 3-4, p. 304-320, doi:
 Ye Zhang, Carl W. Gable, George Zyvoloski, Lynn Walter (2009) Hydrogeochemistry
and Gas Compositions of the Uinta Basin: A Regional Scale Overview, AAPG Bulletin, V.
93, No. 8, p. 1087-1118, doi: 10.1306/05140909004.
 Ye Zhang (2008) Hierarchical Geostatistic Analysis of an Experimental Stratigraphy,
Mathematical Geosciences (formerly, Mathematical Geology), doi:10.1007/s11004-008-
 Ye Zhang, Carl W. Gable (2008) Two-Scale Modeling of Solute Transport in an
Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 348, p. 395-411, doi:
 William Milliken, Marjorie Levy, Sebastian Strebelle, Ye Zhang (2007) The Effect of
Geologic Parameters and Uncertainties on Subsurface Flow: Deepwater Depositional
Systems, SPE 109950.
 Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Carl W. Gable (2007) Representative Hydraulic Conductivity
of Hydrogeologic Units: Insights from an Experimental Stratigraphy, Journal of Hydrology,
Vol. 339, p. 65-78, doi: 10.1016/ j.jhydrol.2007.03.007.
 Ye Zhang, Carl W. Gable, Mark Person (2006) Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity of an
Experimental Stratigraphy - Implications for Basin-Scale Flow Simulations, Vol. 42,
W05404, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2005WR004720.
 Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Chris Paola, Carl W. Gable, Xian-Huan Wen, J. M. Davis
(2005) Geostatistical Analysis of an Experimental Stratigraphy, Vol. 41, W11416, Water
Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2004WR003756.
 Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Enrique Merino, Michael Szpakiewcz (2005) Evaluation of
Soluble Benzene Migration in the Uinta Basin, Geofluids, Vol. 5, No. 2, 106-123.
 Ye Zhang, Mark Person, Enrique Merino (2005) Hydrologic and Geochemical controls
on Soluble Benzene Migration in Sedimentary Basins, Geofluids, Vol. 5, No. 2, 83-105.
Others (e.g., lab texts, theses):
Ye Zhang (2008) Groundwater Flow & Transport Modeling, Lecture Notes , 233p.
Ye Zhang (2007) Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology, Lecture Notes , 255p.
Ye Zhang (2007) Introduction to Geostatistics, Lecture Notes , 140 p.
Ye Zhang (2005) Estimation of Representative Hydrological Parameters Using an
Experimental Stratigraphy, PhD Thesis , Dept. of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 195 p.
Ye Zhang (2004) Geostatistical Analysis of An Experimental Stratigraphy, Ms Thesis , Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 86 p.
Ye Zhang, 1998, Modeling a Leaky Foundation Site using the Boundary Element Method, Hangzhou, China, BS Thesis , Dept. of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, 65 p.
CONTRACTS & GRANTS
Funded Projects as PI
Funded Project as Co-PI
Funded Project as Sub-Contractor
Projects not funded as PI or co-PI
Information of unfunded projects can be provided upon request.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Memberships in professional societies:
American Geophysical Union; Geological Society of America
National Science Foundation; ACS Petroleum Research Fund, UW School of Energy
Resources (SER), Wyoming ISR Uranium Program
Book proposal review:
Cambridge University Press; Oxford University Press; Elsevier; Wiley-Blackwell.
Water Resources Research; Advances in Water Resources; Transport in Porous Media;
Environmental Science & Technology; Journal of Hydrology; Groundwater;
Hydrogeology Journal; Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment; Journal of
Hydrologic Engineering, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, & Radioactive Waste; Geofluids;
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control; AAPG Bulletin; Energy & Fuels; Journal
of Engineering Science & Technology Review; ASCE Annual Conference.
Canada Foundation for Innovation Editorial board:
Associate Editor, Hydrogeology Journal (2013-2016); Associate Editor, Journal of
Hydrology (2017-2018); Editor, Geofluids (2018- ).
HONORS AND AWARDS
2013, Nielsen Fellow, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming
2012, Extraordinary Merit in Research, College of Art & Sciences, University of
2005, Turner Postdoc Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2004, Outstanding Academic Achievement, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2004, Estwing Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2003, Outstanding Academic Achievement, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1998, GuangHua Scholarship of Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR China
1997, People’s Scholarship, Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR China
1996, People’s Scholarship, Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR China
1995, People’s Scholarship, Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR China
PAPERS PRESENTED / SYMPOSIA / INVITED LECTURES /
PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS / WORKSHOPS
Workshops & Seminars
2005, Instructor, Introduction to Geostatistics, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana.
2004, Instructor, Introduction to SUPCRT92, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana.
2004, Instructor, Computing on Unix Systems, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Student Talks ( † Student)
2018, Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Contaminant source identification under unknown
subsurface boundary conditions, AGU Annual Meeting, Washington D.C
2018, Minh Nguyen†, Ye Zhang, Wade Zaluski, Tsubasa Onishi, William J. Carey, Phil H.
Stauffer, Investigating subsurface heterogeneity of naturally fractured reservoir in relation
to CO2 geological storage at the Kevin Dome site, Montana, GSA Annual Meeting,
2018, Minh Nguyen†, Xu Zhang, Ning Wei, Jun Li, Xiaochun Li, Ye Zhang, Philip Stauffer,
Fluvial channels and boundary conditions in relation to the success of CO2 geological storage
into deep saline aquifers at the Shenhua Site, Ordos Basin, AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
2017, Fangyu Gao†, Ye Zhang, A new inverse method for the simultaneous estimation
aquifer thickness and boundary conditions based on borehole and hydrodynamic
measurements, AGU Hydro Days, Fort Collins, CO, March 20 - 22.
2017, Bradley Carr, Ye Zhang, Brady Flinchum†, Andrew Parsekian, W. Steven Holbrook,
and Daniel Richter, What borehole geophysical logging and well testing tells us about
groundwater presence and flow in headwater, fractured granite aquifers? Annual Meeting of
the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Denver, CO.
2016, Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Scott Miller, Minh Nguyen, Ryan Armstrong, Andrew
Parsekian, W Steven Holbrook, Integrated modeling of groundwater surface water
interaction in Snowy Range, Wyoming, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2016, Minh Nguyen†, Jun Li, Xiaochun Li, Ye Zhang, Philip H. Stauffer, Geological
Modeling and Reservoir Simulation supporting CO2 storage in a Deep Saline Formation,
Shengbei Injection Site, Ordos Basin, China, Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies
Conference, Series 13, November 14th – 18th, Switzerland.
2014, Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, A General Inverse Theory for Estimating Discrete and
Continuous Parameters in Subsurface Flow Modeling, Experimentation, Mathematical
Modeling, & Numerical Simulation of Porous Media Flows, Laramie, Wyoming.
2014, Dongdong Wang†, Ye Zhang, He Huang, Liqiang Wang, Stochastic Aquifer
Inversion with a New Highly Scalable Parallel Solver, Annual Meeting of the International
Society for Porous Media, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2014, Dongdong Wang†, Ye Zhang, An Efficient Physical-Based Stochastic Inversion on
Confined Aquifer and the Uncertainty Assessment on Hydraulic Conductivities and
Boundary Conditions, Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media,
2013, Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Physical-Based Inversion of Confined and Unconfined
Aquifers with Recharge under Unknown Boundary Conditions, AGU Annual Meeting, San
2013, Dongdong Wang†, Ye Zhang, Juraj Irsa, He Huang, Liqiang Wang, Dynamic data
integration and stochastic inversion of a confined aquifer, AGU Annual Meeting, San
2013, Jianying Jiao†, Ye Zhang, Aquifer Inversion with Simultaneous Estimation of
Parameters, Source/Sinks, and Boundary Condition, AGU Hydro Days, Fort Collins, CO.
2012 Shuiquan Li†, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, Mike Du, Geological Modeling and Fluid Flow
Simulation of Acid Gas Storage, Nugget Sandstone, Moxa Arch, Wyoming, GSA
Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2012 Juraj Irsa†, Ye Zhang, A Direct Method of Parameter Estimation for Steady-State
Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers with Unknown Boundary Conditions, GSA Annual
Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2012 Shuiquan Li†, Ye Zhang, Optimal Complexity in Reservoir Modeling of an Eolian
Sandstone for Carbon Sequestration Simulation, GSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North
2012 Shuiquan Li†, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, A Study of Conceptual Model Uncertainty in
Large Scale CO2 Storage Simulation, GSA Annul Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2012 Guang Yang†, Ye Zhang, Shuiquan Li, Uncertainty Analysis of Carbon
Sequestration in an Inclined Deep Saline Aquifer, 3rd CFSF Workshop on Porous Media,
2012 Juraj Irsa†, Ye Zhang, A New Direct Method of Parameter and Boundary
Condition Estimation for Steady State Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers, 3rd CFSF
Workshop on Porous Media, Laramie, Wyoming.
2012 Guang Yang†, Ye Zhang, Shuiquan Li, Uncertainty Analysis of Carbon Sequestration
in an Inclined Deep Saline Aquifer, Earth and Energy Research Conference, Colorado
School of Mine, Golden, Colorado.
2011 Shuiquan Li†, Ye Zhang, Xu Zhang, Complexity in Geologic Modeling for Carbon
Sequestration, 2nd CFSF Workshop on Porous Media, Laramie, Wyoming.
Department of Geology & Geophysics:
Graduate Admission Committee:
2007-2008; 2015-2016; 2017-2018; 2018-2019 (Committee Chair);
2007-2011; 2013-2014 (Committee Chair);
Chevron Scholarship Committee:
Active Member of Other Committees:
WRESE (Water Resources/Environmental Science & Engineering), 2007-present;
CFSF (SER Center of Fundamentals of Subsurface Flow), 2008-present;
Search Committee: WyCEHG Postdoc cluster hire, 2013-2015;
Search Committee: Watershed hydrologist, 2015-2016;
STUDENT ADVISING/GRADUATE SUPERVISION
List all undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral students, and research associates who you have supervised during the last five years.
Current Undergraduate Advisees:
Jordan Short, Nathan Swaim, Noah Kolis, Raven Shelton, Junkyu Shin, Korissa Straub, Joshua Riffee, Khoi Nguyen, John Pulick, Patrick Rapciak, Kymbre Skersies, Ross Riley
Past Undergraduate Advisees:
Brandon Rumph, Logan Maclean, Michael Tharby, Denial Nichols, Virginia Marcon, Eric Easley, Brandon Sadler, John Schmidt, Justin Stern, Amy Henline, Jeffrey Ingram, Tabetha Johnson, David Shafer, Tabetha Wolf, John Gram, Leslie Logan, Zoey Meyers, Jacob Moore, Aaron Naccarato, James Ramsay, Ryan Selvius, Derek Smith, Cody Staudt, William Latner Straley, Elizabeth Johnson, David Lere, Thomas Rohn, Emmy Wickiser, Samuel Gragg, Thomas Lozier
Undergraduate Research Assistants:
Huilong Yang (Fall, 2008), Ju Sheng (Fall, 2008), Erin Larney (Fall, 2008), Anna da Silva (Summer, 2015), Dylan Perkins (Spring, 2015), Samuel Gragg (Fall, 2016; Spring & Summer, 2017), Samuel Coker (Summer & Fall, 2017)
Past Graduate Advisees:
Guang Yang (MS); Ye Li (PhD); Dongdong Wang (MS); Yifan Zhang (MS);
Alimohammad Anbari (PhD); Samuel Gragg (Undergraduate Honor Thesis)
Current Graduate Advisees:
Minh Nguyen (PhD); Fangyu Gao (PhD); Jianying Jiao (PhD);
Nikki Li (PhD); Chau Duc Minh Ha (MS)
Current Graduate Committee Chairmanships:
Minh Nguyen (PhD); Fangyu Gao (PhD); Jianying Jiao (PhD); Nikki Li
(PhD); Chau Duch Min Ha (MS)
Current Graduate Committee Memberships (excluding those chaired):
___0__ MS/MA (thesis)
Guang Yang Outstanding Academic Award (2012);
Ye Li Chevron Scholarship (2013);
Dongdong Wang Roy J. Shlemon Student Travel Grant (2014);
Minh Nguyen Chevron Travel Grant (2016);
Minh Nguyen Academic Affair Summer Scholarship (2016);
Fangyu Gao Chevron Travel Grant (2017);
Samual Gragg Meritorious Undergraduate Research Grant (2017);
POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS/RESEARCH ASSOCIATES:
Shuiquan Li (Postdoc); Baozhong Liu (Research Associate II); Juraj Irsa
(Postdoc); Mingkan Zhang (Postdoc), Jianying Jiao (Postdoc)
· Regular participant of UW activities that do not fall into formal committees:
UW-NCAR: workshops & meetings (once a semester, each ~1 days);
UW HPC meetings (1 meeting a semester, each ~0.5 days);
· Visiting Scholars/Outstanding students sponsored
2011, Dr. Zee Ma (Principal Geoscientist of Schlumberger, Inc.), SER Distinguished
Lecture Series (duration: 1 week);
2015, Prof. Gour-Tsyh (George) Yeh, Penn State (duration: 2 days);
2016, Dan Zhou, Visiting Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, TU
Freiberg, Germany (duration: 3 months);
2016, Shuangpo Ren, Visiting Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, P.R. China (duration: 2 years);
· Service to the university/state/community:
2008, Provide free hydrological consulting to the city of Powell on basement leakage
issues related to irrigation return flow, Wyoming.
2007, Represent the University of Wyoming in the EPSCoR Cyberinfrastructure
Assessment Workshop, Lexington, Kentucky.
· Media coverage:
2013, Radio Interview for Wyoming PBS on acid gas disposal and carbon sequestration
2013, Professor’s subsurface computer models have real-world applications, Laramie
2014, Wyoming Carbon Capture and Storage Technology interview,
2018, Wyoming PBS produced by UW Institutional Marketing. A YouTube video pertaining
to a hydraulic test at the Blair Wallis Fractured Rock Research Well Field is available: