School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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  • Liang Yang

    Liang Yang

    Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGeostatistics; Computer graphics/vision; Machine Learning

  • Audrey M. Yau

    Audrey M. Yau

    Lecturer, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
    Educational Initiatives Program Director, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - Administration/Finance

    BioAs the Educational Initiatives Program Director in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Audrey supports the development of educational programming for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scholars.

    Audrey completed a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science (Geology) and B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology at UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Geosciences at Princeton University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Desert Research Institute. Her graduate and postdoctoral work focused on geochemical records of climate from ice cores. A large focus of her research concentrated on extending our current ice core records beyond 800ka, for which she spent time in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica to date and analyze ancient ice.

  • David Zhen Yin

    David Zhen Yin

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geological Sciences

    BioConsultant Reservoir Technology, Statoil Research Center, Norway (2015-2018)
    • Collaborate with Statoil’s multi-disciplinary teams on developing techniques to efficiently integrate 4D seismic and reservoir engineering data to improve subsurface field models.
    • Reservoir model history matching with 4D seismic and production data using ensemble based methods (e.g. EnKF, Ensemble Smoother).

    Research Associate, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, UK (2016-2018)
    • Manage an industry sponsored multi-disciplinary research project on subsurface reservoir characterization by integrating reservoir engineering and geophysical data.
    • Develop practical techniques to reduce reservoir model uncertainties using geological, reservoir engineering, and 4D seismic observations.

  • Clara Yoon

    Clara Yoon

    Ph.D. Student in Geophysics

    BioMy name is Clara Yoon, and I am a PhD candidate in earthquake seismology at Stanford University, advised by Prof. Greg Beroza and working closely with Prof. Bill Ellsworth.

    I have a unique, diverse combination of skills in geophysics, seismology, radar science, and software development that enables me to successfully approach interdisciplinary scientific problems and develop robust technical solutions.

    I am currently seeking employment as I expect to receive my PhD in geophysics from Stanford University in April 2018. I prefer to relocate to the Los Angeles area, although I am considering jobs anywhere in California.

    Please visit my professional website for more information about my research and skills:

  • Wonjin Yun

    Wonjin Yun

    Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPolymer flood is the one of the EOR (enhanced oil recovery) method to control the mobility ratio between displaced and displacing fluids. Improved mobility ratio by the polymer flood overcomes gravity overriding, viscous fingering, and channeling; hence, enhancing oil recovery. Significant mechanisms attributed to EOR in polymer flooding has not been fully understood because an in-situ rheology of polymer become more complex in geochemically heterogeneous porous media where polymer-related non-linear effects including viscoelasticity, degradation, and mechanical entrapment exist.

    Therefore, my primary research project entails a contribution to the sparse body of knowledge on micro-pore scale fluid flow in geochemically heterogeneous porous media. To achieve the goal, my research is part of cutting-edge efforts to develop an advanced platform and methodology enabling the real-time monitoring of fluid dynamics. In addition, a finite-volume toolbox OpenFOAM, open source CFD solver, has been used to simulate non-linear effects in the flow of viscoelastic fluids (shear-thinning behavior) through porous media.

  • Inessa Yurchenko

    Inessa Yurchenko

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geological Sciences

    BioI joined the Department of Geological Sciences as a Ph.D. student in September 2012 and became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2017. I am currently affiliated with Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Group (BPSM) and a member of several student chapters and organizations on campus.

    I am using integrated multidisciplinary approach for unraveling geohistories and paleoenvironments of sedimentary basins and petroleum systems, focusing on the research questions, rather than the tools used. Most of my projects incorporate field observations, subsurface data interpretation, and laboratory work with numerical data analysis.

    My Ph.D. work in Arctic Alaska was focused on stratigraphic and depositional controls on source rock heterogeneity and composition of expelled petroleum in the Triassic Shublik Formation. My ongoing research has been focusing on oceanic anoxic events (OAEs) and how their paleoenvironmental changes impact sedimentological records in different parts of the globe (Texas, Colorado, Italy). This work aims to quantify lithological and geochemical variability within a given event, link environmental change with molecular fossil record, and compare regional and global controls.