Hello from the Red Sea! Dr. Chi Zhang and her PhD student Fan Zhang were invited to visit King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia to attend a conference on 'Recovery of Difficult Hydrocarbons'. Dr. Zhang gave a talk on petrophysical relationships in carbonate among other ~40 talks given by renowned experts in multi-scale imaging, reservoir modeling, surface chemistry, and many more fields. Fan also presented in the poster session. The conference has a good mix of academia institutions as well as industry participants. We really enjoy the conference and it was a good opportunity to reach out to other fields.
Invited by Center for Research in Energy and Environment of Missouri S&T, Dr. Zhang gave a seminar in the Civil Engineering Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Dr. Zhang also got the chance to meet with faculty and students from both Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and Geological Sciences & Engineering departments.
Dr. Yi Dong from Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences visited us on Monday and Tuesday. Dr. Dong visited our new lab in Ritchie Hall and met all members in our group. We had a nice discussion with Dr. Dong on the matter of geophysical measurements of unsaturated sediments.
On the weekend of January 12-14, 2018, the University of Kansas Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a regional American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) meeting for undergraduate physics majors in the central region of the United States. Our region includes Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The meeting was held at the University of Kansas campus in the Kansas Memorial Union.
Chi and Fan volunteered at the meeting by hosting a table representing Dept. of Geology during the Network Fair. Our research group is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and research environment. Align with CUWiP's goal, we believe that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints will not only make us special, but also enrich our participation in research and study.
For more information about CUWiP 2018 at KU, please click here.
Connor has been selected as one of 5 KU undergraduate students to present his research in Topeka on February 14, 2018. Connor's research stood out from a strong application pool - again, only 5 students from KU! Connor will join his peers from the other Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) public four-year universities to present his research on 'Near Surface Geophysical Monitoring of Organic Contaminants' to legislators and other members of state government. For more information about Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, check this link here. https://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/share/capitol#. And this is featured in KU news.
Qifei, James, Fan, and Ling presented at AGU 2017 in New Orleans, LA.
Chi attended hydrogeophysics technical committee meeting, near surface geophysics executive committee lunch, and AGU-SEG Cooperation Committee meeting. Chi also chaired three technical sessions.