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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Yuxin Wu

Yuxin Wu

Yuxin Wu

Research Scientist

Geophysics Department



Phone: 510-486-4793

Fax: 510-486-5686


Biographical Summary

Yuxin Wu is currently a geological research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where his research is focused on the investigation of geophysical methods, primarily complex resistivity or spectral induced polarization, for the characterization and monitoring of hydrological and biogeochemical perturbations in the subsurface. He received his BA in petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry and MS in Environmental sciences from Peking University (China), and PhD in Environmental Geophysics from Rutgers (New Jersey). Dr. Wu’s current research topics include spectral electrical responses from mineral precipitation during remediation processes; investigation of geophysical imaging method for the monitoring of transformations during microbial enhanced hydrocarbon recovery under high pressure and monitoring of fracture emplacement and amendment delivery in both saturated and unsaturated zones. Dr. Wu is also interested in the monitoring of the fate and transport of engineered nano and micron particles, particularly Fe0, in the subsurface with geophysical methods.

Research Interests

Hydrogeophysics and biogeophysics. Experimental and theoretical aspects of geophysical signatures from physiochemical transformations associated with engineered subsurface treatment technologies including redox and bio-remediation, iron based permeable reactive barrier and CO2 sequestration.


  • Ph.D. 2007. Environmental Geophysics, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
  • M.S. 2002. Environmental Science, Peking University, China.
  • B.S. 1999. Mineralogy/Petrology/Geochemistry, Peking University, China.

Professional Experience

  • 06/2008 – Present, research scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA
  • 01/2007 – 05/2008, postdoctoral Research Associate, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.

Synergistic Activities

  • Member of American Geophysical Union, Geological society of America and Society of Exploration geophysicists.
  • Reviewer for Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, Chemosphere, Geophysical Journal International.