東亞水環境可持續發展研究中心 (WEEA)

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Senior Research Fellow (Changbing Yang)
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ChangbingYang

Businessaddress:

900 E. Quincy, San Antonio, TX, 78215

E-mailaddress: yangcb@gmail.com

AcademicBackground

Ph.D.Hydrogeology, University of La Coruña, La Coruña, Spain, 2006.

M.S.Hydrogeology, Changchun College of Geology (Jilin University), Changchun,China, 1996.

B. S.Hydrogeology, Changchun College of Geology (Jilin University), Changchun,China, 1993.

Areasof Expertise

A.Waterquality monitoring and evaluation

B.Geochemical and reactive transport modeling

C.Inverse modeling of non-isothermal  flow  and  biogeochemical  reactive transport insubsurface

D.Soilthermal properties and water fluxes measurements using heat-pulse techniques

E.Multiobjective optimization models for management and sustainable use of waterresources

ProfessionalWork Experience

A.SeniorModeler, Edwards Aquifer Authority, (October, 2017-Pre sent)

B. ResearchScientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin(September 2015 to October, 2017).

C. ResearchAssociate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin(August 2008 – August  2015):  Research  activities include 1) Development ofnear-surface  observatory  formonitoring plugged and abandoned well sites atcarbon sequestration sites; 2) Conducting groundwater monitoring and reactivetransport modeling at the Cranfield shallow aquifer for the SECARB Phase IIIproject; 3) Assessing potential impacts of CO2 leakage on groundwater qualityusing Single-well Push-pull Tests; 4) Conducting field tests of dissolved CO2 monitoringfor CO2 leakage detection in shallow aquifer at geological carbon sequestrationsites with fiber optic sensors funded by DOE-SBIR; 5) Conducting fielddemonstration and deployment of real-time in situ CO2 Monitoring (RICO2M)Network for sensitive subsurface area in CCUS; 6) Conducting laboratoryexperiments and numerical modeling of brine-rock-CO2-impurities interactions; 7) Developing soil gas monitoring technologies for CO2 leakage detection atgeological carbon sequestration sites and conducting numerical assessment of alower-level  nuclear  waste  repository  in  western Texas.


D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, Utah StateUniversity (June 2007-August 2008). Research activities include 1)  Developinga code (INV-WATFLX)  for simultaneous estimation of thermal properties and waterfluxes in soil using heat-pulse methods;  2) Conducting  laboratory  experiments of test and validation of Penta-needle heat  pulse  probe for 2-D  water  fluxes measurements  in  soil;  3) Participating in the field study on infiltrationdetermination from snow lysimeter and heat pulse probe techniques during thesnow melting process.

E. PostdoctoralFellow, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University at Bloomington(June 2006 - May 2007). Research activities include 1) Conducting numericalassessment of single-well push-pull tests  for  groundwater  quality  study;  and 2) Conducting numerical  modeling  of  development  of  the  preferentially leachedlayer on feldspar surfaces.

F. ResearchScientist, Nanjing Institution of Hydrology and Water Resources, Department ofWater Resource, China (July 1996 - August 2001). Research activities mainlyfocus on water resource management, allocation and optimized use.

CommitteeResponsibilities and Professional Activities

Editorial board member, Scientific Reports, 2017 - 2019

GCSSEPMEditor, 2012 GCAGS Convention, Austin, Texas

Convener,Geological CO2 Storage Monitoring from Injection Zone to Vadose Zone:Characterization,

Detection Methods, and Field Applications, 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting,San Francisco, December, 2012

Publications

Books,Manuals

1.Yang,Changbing, Mickler, P., and Scanlon, B. R., 2013, Groundwater degradation fromcarbon dioxide at geological carbon sequestration sites, Web Report #4265:Water Research Foundation, 127 p.

Arcitle

1.ChangbingYang, Keith Jamison, Lianqing Xue, Zhenxue Dai, Susan Hovorka, Leif Fredin,Ramon Trevino, 2017. Quantitative assessment of soil CO2 concentration andstable carbon isotope for leakage detection at geological carbon sequestrationsites, Greenhouse Gas: Science & Technology, v7, p.680-691.

2.Yang, C.,Romanak, K.D., Reedy, R.C., Hovorka, S.D., Trevino, R.H., 2017. Soil gasdynamics monitoring at a CO2-EOR site for leakage detection. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo- Energy and Geo-Resources, v3,p.351-364.

3.Yang,Changbing, Hovorka, S. D., Treviño, R. H., and Delgado-Alonso, J., 2015,Integrated framework for assessing impacts of CO2 leakage on ground waterquality and monitoring-network efficiency: case study at a CO2 enhanced oilrecovery site: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 49, p. 8887-8898,http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b01574.2014

4.Yang,Changbing, Hovorka, S. D., Delgado-Alonso, J., Mickler, P. J., Treviño, R. H.,Phillips, S., 2014. Field Demonstration of CO2 Leakage Detection in PotableAquifers with a Pulselike CO2- Release Test. Environmental Science &Technology, 48(23), 14031-14040. DOI: 10.1021/es5044003.

5.Yang,Changbing, Dai, Z., Romanak, K. D., Hovorka, S. D., and Treviño, R. H., 2014,Inverse modeling of water-rock-CO2 batch experiments: potential impacts ongroundwater resources at carbon sequestration sites: Environmental Science andTechnology, v. 48, no. 5, p. 2798–2806, doi: 10.1021/es4041368.

6.Yang,Changbing, Hovorka, S. D., Young, M. H., and Treviño, R. H., 2014, Geochemical sensitivity  to  CO2  leakage:  detection  inpotable aquifers at carbon sequestrationsites: Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, v. 4, p. 384-399, http: //doi.org /10. 1002/ghg.1406.

7.Yang,Changbing, Sakai, M., and Jones, Scott, 2013, Inverse method for simultaneous determination  of  soil  water  flux  density  and thermal properties with apenta-needle  heat  pulse  probe:  Water Resources Research, v. 49, p. 1–14, doi:10.1002/wr cr.20 459..

8.Yang,Changbing, Romanak, Katherine, Hovorka, S. D., and Treviño, R. H., 2013,Modeling CO2 release experiment in the shallow subsurface and sensitivityanalysis: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, v. 19, no. 3, p. 207–220.

9.Yang,Changbing, and Samper, Javier, 2009, Numerical evaluation of multicomponentcation exchange reactive transport in physically and geochemicallyheterogeneous porous media: Computational Geosciences, v. 13, p. 391–404.

10.Yang,Changbing, and Samper, Javier, 2008, A subgrid-scale stabilized finite element method for multicomponent  reactive transport through porous media: Transport inPorous Media, v. 78, p. 101–126, DOI 10.1007/s 1242-008-9288-7, 26 p.

11.Yang,Changbing, Samper, Javier, and Montenegro, Luis, 2007, A coupled non-isothermal reactive transport model for long-term geochemical evolution of a HLWrepository in clay: Environmental Geology, v. 53, 1627–1638, DOI. 10.1007/s00254-007-0770-2.

12.Yang,Changbing, Samper, Javier, Molinero, Jorge, and Bonilla, Mercedes, 2007,Modelling geochemical and microbial consumption of dissolved oxygen afterbackfilling a high level radiactive [sic] waste repository: Journal of ContaminantHydrology, v. 93, no. 1–4, p. 130–148.

13.Yang,Changbing, Park, Melora, and Zhu, Chen, 2007, A method for estimating in situreaction rates from push-pull experiments for arbitrary solute backgroundconcentrations: Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. 13, no.4, p.345–354.