University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Changbing Yang

Dr. Changbing Yang

Dr. Changbing Yang

Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
  • Online

    ResearcherID (A-3097-2009) - Link
    Researchgate - Link
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  • Research Interests

    • Numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones
    • Geochemical modeling and reactive transport
    • Inverse modeling of non-isothermal flow and biogeochemical reactive transport modeling
    • Numerical modeling of soil organic carbon dynamics
    • Soil thermal properties and water fluxes measurements using heat-pulse techniques
    • Multiobjective optimization models for management and sustainable use of water resources

  • Education

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

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

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

  • Professional History

    Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University, from June, 2007 to August, 2008.

    Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University at Bloomington, from June, 2006 to May, 2007.

    Research scientist, Nanjing Institution of Hydrology and Water Resources, Department of Water Resource, China, from July, 1996 to August, 2001.

  • Selected Publications

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

    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 on groundwater resources at carbon sequestration sites: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 48, no. 5, p. 2798–2806, doi: 10.1021/es4041368. 

    Yang, Changbing, Hovorka, S. D., Young, M. H., and Treviño, R. H., 2014, Geochemical sensitivity to CO2 leakage: detection in potable aquifers at carbon sequestration sites: Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, v. 4, p. 384-399, 

    Yang, Changbing, Treviño, R. H., Zhang, T., Romanak, K. D., Kerstan, W., Lu, J., Mickler, P., and Hovorka, S. D., 2014, Regional assessment of CO2-solubility trapping potential: a case study of the coastal and offshore Texas Miocene interval: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 48, p. 8275-8282, 

    Mickler, P., Yang, Changbing, Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Lu, Jiemin, 2013, Potential impacts of CO2 leakage on groundwater chemistry from laboratory batch experiments and field push-pull tests: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, p. 10694-10702, doi: 10.1021/es401455j.

    Yang, Changbing, Sakai, M., and Jones, Scott, 2013, Inverse method for simultaneous determination of soil water flux density and thermal properties with a penta-needle heat pulse probe: Water Resources Research, v. 49, p. 1–14, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20459.

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

    Yang, Changbing, Mickler, P., Reedy, R. C., Scanlon, B. R., Romanak, Katherine, Nicot, J. -P., Hovorka, S. D., Treviño, R. H., and Larson, T., 2013, Single-well push–pull test for assessing potential impacts of CO2 leakage on groundwater quality in a shallow Gulf Coast aquifer in Cranfield, Mississippi: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 18, p. 375-387.

    Yang, Changbing, Romanak, Katherine, Hovorka, S. D., Holt, R. M., Lindner, J., and Treviño, R. H., 2013, Near-surface monitoring of large-volume CO2 injection at Cranfield: Early field test of SECARB Phase III: SPE Journal, v. 18, no. 3, p. 486–494.

    Yang, Changbing, Samper, Javier, and Molinero, Jorge, 2008, Inverse microbial and geochemical reactive transport models in porous media: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, v. 33, p. 1026–1034

    Yang, Changbing, Samper, Javier, Zhu, Chen, and Jones, Scott, 2008, Numerical modeling of the development of a preferentially leached layer on feldspar surfaces: Environmental Geology, v. 57, p. 1639–1647, DOI: 10.1007/s00254-008-1445-3.

    Yang, C., Samper, J., and Montenegro, L., 2007, A coupled non-isothermal reactive transport model for long-term geochemical evolution of a HLW repository in clay, Environmental Geology, v. 53, p. 1627-1638, DOI. 10.1007/s00254-007-0770-2.

    Yang, C., Samper, J., Molinero, J., and Bonilla, M., 2007, Modeling microbially-mediated consumption of dissolved oxygen after backfilling a high level waste repository: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 93, no. 1-4, p.130–148.

    Yang, C., Park, Melora, and Zhu, C., 2007, An expanded method of estimating in situ reaction rates from push-pull experiments: Environmental and Engineering Geology, v. 13, no.4, p. 345–354.