Dr Yihuai Zhang

  • Lecturer: Geo-Energy Engineering (Systems Power & Energy)

Biography

Dr. Zhang is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geo-energy engineering at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on the fluid dynamics of multiphase flow in porous media from nano/micron to large scales to establish a fundamental and conceptual understanding of flow behaviour in subsurface rock, which has broad applications to carbon geological storage, geo-energy resources recovery, subsurface contaminant control, and flow in fuel cells.

Research interests

  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) 
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Subsurface flow 
  • Geothermal 
  • Rock physics and mechanics
  • Multiphase flow in porous media
  • Pore-scale imaging and modelling
  • Multiscale simulation methods

Accept new PhD students, with following full scholarship opportunitis provided, please contact me for details. 

EPSRC/College PhD scholarship

James McCune Smith Scholarships 

China Scholarship Council (CSC) - Glasgow PhD scholarship (only for Chinese)

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships scheme

Marie Curie PhD Fellowship

PTDF overseas Scholarship Scheme (only for Nigerians)

Bangabandhu Science and Technology Fellowship Trust (only for Bangladesh)

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019
Number of items: 22.

2024

Zhang, H., Zhang, Y. and Arif, M. (2024) Impact of formation conditions and well configurations on underground hydrogen storage. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 70, pp. 288-300. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2024.05.208)

Zhong, H., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y. , Suo, S., Hong, Y., Wang, L. and Gan, Y. (2024) Gas storage in geological formations: a comparative review on carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage. Materials Today Sustainability, 26, 100720. (doi: 10.1016/j.mtsust.2024.100720)

Liu, J., Xu, X., Zhang, Y. , Wang, Z., Arif, M. and Wang, Q. (2024) Understanding the irreversible evolution of coal permeability under cyclic axial deviatoric stress. Natural Resources Research, (doi: 10.1007/s11053-024-10318-4) (Early Online Publication)

Goodarzi, S., Zhang, Y. , Foroughi, S., Bijeljic, B. and Blunt, M. J. (2024) Trapping, hysteresis and Ostwald ripening in hydrogen storage: a pore-scale imaging study. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 56, pp. 1139-1151. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.12.029)

Zhang, H., Zhang, Y. , Al Kobaisi, M., Iglauer, S. and Arif, M. (2024) Effect of cyclic hysteretic multiphase flow on underground hydrogen storage: A numerical investigation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 49(D), pp. 336-350. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.08.169)

2023

Moghadasi, R., Goodarzi, S., Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B., Blunt, M. J. and Niemi, A. (2023) Pore-scale characterization of residual gas remobilization in CO2 geological storage. Advances in Water Resources, 179, 104499. (doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2023.104499)

Zhang, Y., Zou, Q., Zhang, Y. , Liu, L. and Pu, C. (2023) Editorial: Advances and applications of artificial intelligence and numerical simulation in risk emergency management and treatment. Frontiers in Earth Science, 11, 1239559. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2023.1239559)

Dong, H., Zeng, X., Zhou, D., Zhu, J., Golsanami, N., Sun, J. and Zhang, Y. (2023) Insights into the multiscale conductivity mechanism of marine shales from Wufeng–Longmaxi Formation in the southern Sichuan Basin of China. Journal of Energy Engineering, 149(3), 04023008. (doi: 10.1061/jleed9.eyeng-4667)

Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B., Gao, Y., Goodarzi, S., Forough, S. and Blunt, M. J. (2023) Pore-scale observations of hydrogen trapping and migration in porous rock: demonstrating the effect of Ostwald ripening. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(7), 102383. (doi: 10.1029/2022GL102383)

2022

Jing, Y., Rabbani, A., Armstrong, R. T., Wang, J., Zhang, Y. and Mostaghimi, P. (2022) An image-based coal network model for simulating hydro-mechanical gas flow in coal: An application to carbon dioxide geo-sequestration. Journal of Cleaner Production, 379(Part 1), 134647. (doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.134647)

Javad Shojaei, M., Bijeljic, B., Zhang, Y. and Blunt, M. J. (2022) Minimal surfaces in porous materials: x-ray image-based measurement of the contact angle and curvature in gas diffusion layers to design optimal performance of fuel cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 5(4), pp. 4613-4621. (doi: 10.1021/acsaem.2c00023)

Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B. and Blunt, M. J. (2022) Nonlinear multiphase flow in hydrophobic porous media. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 934(R3), (doi: 10.1017/jfm.2021.1148)

2021

Yuan, Y., Rezaee, R., Yu, H., Zou, J., Liu, K. and Zhang, Y. (2021) Compositional controls on nanopore structure in different shale lithofacies: A comparison with pure clays and isolated kerogens. Fuel, 303, 121079. (doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121079)

Liu, X., Dong, H., Yan, W., Arif, M., Zhang, Y. and Golsanami, N. (2021) Influence of gas hydrate saturation and pore habits on gas relative permeability in gas hydrate-bearing sediments: theory, experiment and case study. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 95, 104171. (doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104171)

Al-Yaseri, A., Abdulelah, H., Yekeen, N., Ali, M., Mamo Negash, B. and Zhang, Y. (2021) Assessment of CO2/shale interfacial tension. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 627, 127118. (doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.127118)

Dong, H., Zhang, Y. , Lebedev, M., Arif, M., Yuan, Y. and Iglauer, S. (2021) Simulating coal permeability change as a function of effective stress using a microscale digital rock model. Energy and Fuels, 35(10), pp. 8756-8762. (doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c00619)

Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B., Gao, Y., Lin, Q. and Blunt, M. J. (2021) Quantification of nonlinear multiphase flow in porous media. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(5), e2020GL090. (doi: 10.1029/2020GL090477)

2020

Zhang, Y. , Lebedev, M., Smith, G., Jing, Y., Busch, A. and Iglauer, S. (2020) Nano-mechanical properties and pore-scale characterization of different rank coals. Natural Resources Research, 29(3), pp. 1787-1800. (doi: 10.1007/s11053-019-09572-8)

Dong, H., Sun, J., Arif, M., Golsanami, N., Yan, W. and Zhang, Y. (2020) A novel hybrid method for gas hydrate filling modes identification via digital rock. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 115, 104255. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104255)

Arif, M., Abu-Khamsin, S. A., Zhang, Y. and Iglauer, S. (2020) Experimental investigation of carbonate wettability as a function of mineralogical and thermo-physical conditions. Fuel, 264, 116846. (doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116846)

2019

Yu, H., Zhang, Y. , Lebedev, M., Wang, Z., Li, X., Squelch, A., Verrall, M. and Iglauer, S. (2019) X-ray micro-computed tomography and ultrasonic velocity analysis of fractured shale as a function of effective stress. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 110, pp. 472-482. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.07.015)

Yu, H., Zhang, Y. , Ma, Y., Lebedev, M., Ahmed, S., Li, X., Verrall, M., Squelch, A. and Iglauer, S. (2019) CO 2 ‐saturated brine injection Into unconsolidated sandstone: implications for carbon geosequestration. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(11), pp. 10823-10838. (doi: 10.1029/2018JB017100)

This list was generated on Sun Jul 21 08:57:29 2024 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Zhang, H., Zhang, Y. and Arif, M. (2024) Impact of formation conditions and well configurations on underground hydrogen storage. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 70, pp. 288-300. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2024.05.208)

Zhong, H., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y. , Suo, S., Hong, Y., Wang, L. and Gan, Y. (2024) Gas storage in geological formations: a comparative review on carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage. Materials Today Sustainability, 26, 100720. (doi: 10.1016/j.mtsust.2024.100720)

Liu, J., Xu, X., Zhang, Y. , Wang, Z., Arif, M. and Wang, Q. (2024) Understanding the irreversible evolution of coal permeability under cyclic axial deviatoric stress. Natural Resources Research, (doi: 10.1007/s11053-024-10318-4) (Early Online Publication)

Goodarzi, S., Zhang, Y. , Foroughi, S., Bijeljic, B. and Blunt, M. J. (2024) Trapping, hysteresis and Ostwald ripening in hydrogen storage: a pore-scale imaging study. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 56, pp. 1139-1151. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.12.029)

Zhang, H., Zhang, Y. , Al Kobaisi, M., Iglauer, S. and Arif, M. (2024) Effect of cyclic hysteretic multiphase flow on underground hydrogen storage: A numerical investigation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 49(D), pp. 336-350. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.08.169)

Moghadasi, R., Goodarzi, S., Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B., Blunt, M. J. and Niemi, A. (2023) Pore-scale characterization of residual gas remobilization in CO2 geological storage. Advances in Water Resources, 179, 104499. (doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2023.104499)

Zhang, Y., Zou, Q., Zhang, Y. , Liu, L. and Pu, C. (2023) Editorial: Advances and applications of artificial intelligence and numerical simulation in risk emergency management and treatment. Frontiers in Earth Science, 11, 1239559. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2023.1239559)

Dong, H., Zeng, X., Zhou, D., Zhu, J., Golsanami, N., Sun, J. and Zhang, Y. (2023) Insights into the multiscale conductivity mechanism of marine shales from Wufeng–Longmaxi Formation in the southern Sichuan Basin of China. Journal of Energy Engineering, 149(3), 04023008. (doi: 10.1061/jleed9.eyeng-4667)

Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B., Gao, Y., Goodarzi, S., Forough, S. and Blunt, M. J. (2023) Pore-scale observations of hydrogen trapping and migration in porous rock: demonstrating the effect of Ostwald ripening. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(7), 102383. (doi: 10.1029/2022GL102383)

Jing, Y., Rabbani, A., Armstrong, R. T., Wang, J., Zhang, Y. and Mostaghimi, P. (2022) An image-based coal network model for simulating hydro-mechanical gas flow in coal: An application to carbon dioxide geo-sequestration. Journal of Cleaner Production, 379(Part 1), 134647. (doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.134647)

Javad Shojaei, M., Bijeljic, B., Zhang, Y. and Blunt, M. J. (2022) Minimal surfaces in porous materials: x-ray image-based measurement of the contact angle and curvature in gas diffusion layers to design optimal performance of fuel cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 5(4), pp. 4613-4621. (doi: 10.1021/acsaem.2c00023)

Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B. and Blunt, M. J. (2022) Nonlinear multiphase flow in hydrophobic porous media. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 934(R3), (doi: 10.1017/jfm.2021.1148)

Yuan, Y., Rezaee, R., Yu, H., Zou, J., Liu, K. and Zhang, Y. (2021) Compositional controls on nanopore structure in different shale lithofacies: A comparison with pure clays and isolated kerogens. Fuel, 303, 121079. (doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121079)

Liu, X., Dong, H., Yan, W., Arif, M., Zhang, Y. and Golsanami, N. (2021) Influence of gas hydrate saturation and pore habits on gas relative permeability in gas hydrate-bearing sediments: theory, experiment and case study. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 95, 104171. (doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104171)

Al-Yaseri, A., Abdulelah, H., Yekeen, N., Ali, M., Mamo Negash, B. and Zhang, Y. (2021) Assessment of CO2/shale interfacial tension. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 627, 127118. (doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.127118)

Dong, H., Zhang, Y. , Lebedev, M., Arif, M., Yuan, Y. and Iglauer, S. (2021) Simulating coal permeability change as a function of effective stress using a microscale digital rock model. Energy and Fuels, 35(10), pp. 8756-8762. (doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c00619)

Zhang, Y. , Bijeljic, B., Gao, Y., Lin, Q. and Blunt, M. J. (2021) Quantification of nonlinear multiphase flow in porous media. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(5), e2020GL090. (doi: 10.1029/2020GL090477)

Zhang, Y. , Lebedev, M., Smith, G., Jing, Y., Busch, A. and Iglauer, S. (2020) Nano-mechanical properties and pore-scale characterization of different rank coals. Natural Resources Research, 29(3), pp. 1787-1800. (doi: 10.1007/s11053-019-09572-8)

Dong, H., Sun, J., Arif, M., Golsanami, N., Yan, W. and Zhang, Y. (2020) A novel hybrid method for gas hydrate filling modes identification via digital rock. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 115, 104255. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104255)

Arif, M., Abu-Khamsin, S. A., Zhang, Y. and Iglauer, S. (2020) Experimental investigation of carbonate wettability as a function of mineralogical and thermo-physical conditions. Fuel, 264, 116846. (doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116846)

Yu, H., Zhang, Y. , Lebedev, M., Wang, Z., Li, X., Squelch, A., Verrall, M. and Iglauer, S. (2019) X-ray micro-computed tomography and ultrasonic velocity analysis of fractured shale as a function of effective stress. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 110, pp. 472-482. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.07.015)

Yu, H., Zhang, Y. , Ma, Y., Lebedev, M., Ahmed, S., Li, X., Verrall, M., Squelch, A. and Iglauer, S. (2019) CO 2 ‐saturated brine injection Into unconsolidated sandstone: implications for carbon geosequestration. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(11), pp. 10823-10838. (doi: 10.1029/2018JB017100)

This list was generated on Sun Jul 21 08:57:29 2024 BST.

Grants

The Royal Society Research Grant (PI, 2023 to 2025)

The Royal Society International Exchanges Cost Share (NSFC) (PI, 2024 to 2026)

Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund (PI, 2024 to 2026)

Research Incentive Grants by the Carnegie Trust (PI, 2023–2024)

UKCCSRC Flexible Funding (PI, 2023 to 2024)

Diamond Light Source AP35 Call (PI, 2024)

Supervision

Teaching

[ENG3030] Fluid Mechanics 3 

[ENG4072] Rock Mechanics and Engineering 4

Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2022: Journal of Energy Engineering