I am a computational geoscientist interested in the physics of fluid flow in permeable earth materials. My research focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding of porous media flow and developing computational models to address practical problems in subsurface energy and environmental systems including shale gas/oil production, geological CO2 storage, subsurface hydrogen/methane storage, and their associated environmental impact on groundwater. I completed my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University in 2016, where I worked with Prof. Michael Celia in the Subsurface Hydrology Research Group. Prior to joining Princeton, I received my B.S. (with highest honor) in Hydraulic Engineering from Tsinghua University in China in 2011.
I am currently completing my postdoctoral research with Prof. Hamdi Tchelepi in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University and will start at the U of Arizona from Fall 2018. I am looking for 1~2 highly motivated students to join my group in Fall 2018. See details of the openings here.Curriculum Vitae
[December 10-15, 2017] Bo attended AGU Fall Meeting 2017 in New Orleans, gave a presentation entitled "An Image-based Micro-continuum Pore-scale model for Gas Transport in Organic-rich Shale", co-organized and chaired three sessions "Pore-Scale Flow and Transport in Porous Media: Recent Experimental and Modeling Advances" I-III.
[August 14-17, 2017] Bo visited the U of Arizona meeting with faculty members from the Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, Department of Geoscience, and Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering.