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.
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
Sedimentology and stratigraphy
Stratigraphic forward modeling
Source-to-sink sediment routing
Deep learning for subsurface characterization
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.