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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Liange Zheng

Liange Zheng

Liange Zheng

Research Scientist

Hydrogeology Department



Phone: 510-486-5502

Fax: 510-486-5686


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Biographical Summary

Liange Zheng is a research scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Liange’s research interests are centered on numerical modeling of non-isothermal, multiphase flow and multi-component reactive transport in porous media, and also include the inverse methodologies of parameter estimation, and coupled modeling of thermal (T), hydrodynamic (H), mechanical (M) and chemical (C) processes in the subsurface. During his Ph.D. work at the University of La Coruña, Liange conducted numerical simulations of geochemical evolution and corresponding thermo­-hydro­mechanical processes in various porous media in the context of performance assessment of radioactive waste repositories. His research work in LBNL includes geologic CO2 storage, geothermal and used fuel (or nuclear waste) disposal. He has been working extensively on the study of the impact of  CO2 leakage on groundwater, focusing the potential release of trace elements in the shallow aquifer, the mobilization of  organic compound by supercritical CO2 and the effect of co-injected acid gas (e. g.  H2S) on groundwater quality. Currently he is also working on the development of a new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment  and conducting THMC simulations for used fuel disposal system


  • 2001-2006:  University of La Coruña, Spain, Ph.D. in civil engineering, 2006.
  • 1998-2001:  Jilin University, China, Master in Environmental Engineering, 2001.
  • 1994-1998:  Changchun Geology College, China, Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, 1998

Professional Experience

  • 09/2010 - present. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Job title: Geological Research Scientist
  • 03/2007 – 09/2010. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Job title: Geological Post Doctoral fellow
  • 09/2001 – 3/2007.  University of la Coruña, Spain, Job Title: Ph.D Candidate and Research Assistant