Bureau of Economic Geology

Dr. Jinyu Zhang

Jinyu Zhang
Research Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

Dr. Jinyu Zhang is a Research Associate at Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin. His expertise is sedimentology, stratigraphy, and source-to-sink numerical modeling. He is also interested in applying artificial intelligence technology to subsurface characterization for energy exploration and production. He earned his Ph.D. degree at UT-Austin in 2018. He is the recipient of 2020 Robert Mitchum Award from European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers and 2018 J.C. 'Cam' Sproule Memorial Award from American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Professional History

Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020-Present


Robert Mitchum Award, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, 2020

Editor's Choice, Basin Research, 2020

J. C. "Cam" Sproule Memorial Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2018

Research Interests

Sedimentology and stratigraphy

Stratigraphic forward modeling

Source-to-sink sediment routing

Deep learning for subsurface characterization

Selected Publications

Please see my google scholar page for the full list of peer-reviewed publications

Zhang, J., Sylvester, Z., and Covault, J., 2020. How do basin margins record long-term tectonic and climatic changes?. Geology.

Zhang, J., Kim, W., Olariu, C., and Steel, R., 2019, Accommodation- versus supply-dominated systems for sediment partitioning to deep water. Geology.

Zhang, J., Burgess, P., Granjeon, D., and Steel, R., 2019, Accommodation and supply dominated sequences: Insights from stratigraphic forward modeling. Basin Research.

Zhang, J., Covault, J., Pyrcz, M., Sharman, G., Carvajal, C., and Milliken, K., 2018, Quantifying sediment supply to continental margins: Application to the Paleogene Wilcox Group, Gulf of Mexico. AAPG Bulletin.

Zhang, J., Steel, R., and Olariu, C., 2017, What conditions are required for deltas to reach the shelf edge during rising sea level?. Geology.

Zhang, J., Steel, R., and Ambrose, W., 2016, Greenhouse shoreline migration: Wilcox deltas. AAPG Bulletin.

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