Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Lehua Pan

Lehua Pan

Lehua Pan

Geological Research Scientist

Hydrogeology Department

 

 

Phone: 510-495-2360

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: lpan@lbl.gov

Biographical Summary

Lehua Pan is a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which he joined in 1997. He received his PhD in soil physics/hydrology from University of Arizona (1995), MS in soil physics from Zhejiang Agricultural University (1986), and BS in geology from Zhejiang University (1982). He is an expert in computer modeling of Earth systems and processes. His interests include geothermal energy recovery, nuclear waste isolation, oil and gas recovery and storage, environmental remediation, geologic storage of carbon, and subsurface compressed air energy storage.  He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific publications and many widely used simulation softwares. He has earned several awards for his achievements, including the secretary’s achievement award from the United States Department of Energy in 2011.

Research Interests

  • Develop new approaches to modeling nonisosthermal multiphase flow and transport systems in subsurface and their interactions with the surrounding environments;
  • Develop new software to incorporate such new approaches with cutting-edge IT techniques;
  • Apply numerical simulation, analysis, and optimization techniques to solve real world resources and environmental problems, such as the geologic storage of carbon dioxide and nuclear waste, groundwater and vadose-zone contaminant remediation, and optimal watershed and resource management.

Education

  • Ph.D. Soil Physics /Hydrology, 1995, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • M.S. Soil Physics, 1986, Zhejiang Agr. University, Hangzhou,China
  • B.S. Geology, 1982, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Employment

  • 09/2012-present    Geological Research Scientist, Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2004-­2012, Sr. Scientific Engr. Assoc., Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 1997-­2004, Geological Scientist, Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory1996-­1997, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Soil & Environ. Sci. UC Riverside
  • 1992­-1995, Research Associate, Dept. of Soil & Water Sci., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1986­-1991, Assistant research scientist, Inst. of Mountainous Disaster and Environment, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu Conceive, plan, write proposals, and conduct research on projects:
  • 1982-­1983, Faculty, Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin

Honors

  • 2012 Director’s Award for Exceptional Tech Transfer Achievement, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • The Secretary’s Achievement Award, United States Dept. of Energy, 2011.
  • Award of (Youth) Excellent Paper, Science & Technology Association of Sichuan Province, 1988.

Software

  • WinGridder Version 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0:  ­­A visual grid generator for control volume based numerical simulators
  • T2Well/ECO2N  V1.0: – a coupled wellbore-reservoir simulator of nonisothermal, two phase, CO2-Brine flow
  • T2Well/EOS3 (beta) – a coupled wellbore-reservoir simulator of nonisothermal, two phase, Air-Water flow
  • T2Well/Eoil3 (beta) – a coupled wellbore-reservoir simulator of nonisothermal, two phase, Gas-oil flow
  • T2Well/EOS1 (beta) – a coupled wellbore-reservoir simulator of nonisothermal, two phase, one component (H2O) flow
  • T2Well/EOS7cma (beta) – a coupled wellbore-reservoir simulator of nonisothermal, two phase, 5 components flow
  • T2Well/ECO2H  (beta) – a coupled wellbore-reservoir simulator of nonisothermal, two phase, CO2-Brine flow (T beyond 110 C)
  • CLMT2/CO2 (beta) -- a coupled land surface-subsurface model with capability to simulating net CO2 flux from a terrestrial ecosystem as response to climate change, groundwater variations, and land management practices
  • SimAnneal Version 1.0:  A global optimization program for inverse parameter estimation based on Annealing­-Simplex method
  • Cylinder Version 1.0:  Unsaturated flow and transport simulator for for lab column
  • CLMT2 V1.0:  A Coupled surfacesubsurface model
  • ToolBox of some analytical solutions:  Java codes for several analytical solutions of water flow and transport problem through (fractured) porous media.