The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Alexander  Sun
Alexander Sun Research Scientist Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: alex.sun@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-475-6190 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Sustainable water resources management and decision support systems

Multiphase flow and multicomponent transport in porous media

Contaminant source identification

Modeling and management of karst aquifer systems

Performance assessment for geologic CO2 storage

Optimization and inversion techniques
Education
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1995

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1996

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 2000
Professional History
Research Engineer—Southwest Research Institute, 2003–2011

Environmental Engineer—SUNDA Environmental Technologies, LLC, 2000-2003

Environmental Engineer—Tetra Tech Inc., 1999–2000

Research Fellow—Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1998–1999
Selected Publications
Sun, A.Y., J.-P. Nicot, X. Zhang, 2013, Optimal design of pressure-Based, leakage detection monitoring networks for geologic carbon sequestration repositories: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 19, 251–261.[PDF]

Sun, A.Y., 2013, Predicting groundwater level changes using GRACE data. Water Resources Research, 49, 1–13, doi:10.1002/
wrcr.20421.[PDF]

Sun, A. Y., 2013, Enabling collaborative decision-making in watershed management using cloud-computing services: Environmental Modelling & Software, v. 41, p. 93-97. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., Zeidouni, M., Nicot, J. -P., Lu, Zhiming, and Zhang, D., 2013, Assessing leakage detectability at geologic CO2 sequestration sites using the probabilistic collocation method: Advances in Water Resources, v. 56 (2013) 49-60. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., and Nicot, J. -P., 2012, Inversion of pressure anomaly data for detecting leakage at geologic carbon sequestration sites: Advances in Water Resources, v. 44, p. 20-29.[PDF]

Liu, Y., Sun, A. Y., Nelson, K., and Hipke, W. E., 2012, Cloud computing for integrated stochastic groundwater uncertainty analysis: International Journal of Digital Earth, v. 5, no. 5, p. 1-25. DOI:10.1080/17538947.2012.687778. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., Green, R., Swenson, S., and Rodell, M., 2012, Toward calibration of regional groundwater models using GRACE data: Journal of Hydrology, v. 422-423, p. 1-9. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., 2011, Identification of geologic fault network geometry by using a grid-based ensemble Kalman filter: Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, v. 15, no. 4, p. 228-233. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., Green, R., Rodell, M., and Swenson, S., 2010, Inferring aquifer storage parameters using satellite and in situ measurements: estimation under uncertainty: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 37, L10401. [PDF

Sun, A. Y., Morris, A., and Mohanty, S., 2009, Sequential updating of multimodal hydrogeologic parameter fields using localization and clustering techniques: Water Resources Research, v. 45, W07424 [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., Morris, A., and Mohanty, S., 2009, Comparison of deterministic ensemble Kalman filters for assimilating hydrogeologic data: Advances in Water Resources, v. 32, no. 2, p. 280-292. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., Ritzi, R., and Sims, D., 2008, Characterizing and modeling a complex alluvial aquifer: implication on solute transport: Water Resources Research, v. 44, W04402. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., 2008, CONSID®: A toolbox for contaminant source identification: Ground Water, v. 46, no. 4, p. 638-641. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., 2007, A robust maximum likelihood approach to contaminant source identification: Water Resources Research, v. 43, W02418.
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