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Yanhui Dong
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 1999-2003, B.S., Hydrology & Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Beijing
  • 2003-2006, M.Sc., Computer Science & Technology , China University of Geosciences, Beijing
  • 2006-2009, Ph.D., Hydrogeology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics (IGG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China,
  • 2009-2013, Postdoctor, IGG, CAS
  • 2014 to present, Associate Professor, IGG, CAS
  • 2016 to 2017, Visiting Scholar, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests:
  1. Deep hydrogeology
  2. Multiscale modeling of flow and reactive transport in subsurface
  3. Fluid flow and pore evolution in unconventional reservoir
  4. Groundwater digital twin system
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Supported Projects:
  1. 2023~2026, Groundwater flux estimating and 3D hydraulic conductivity imaging in deep fractured rocks (NFSC42272297);
  2. 2020~2022, Characteristics of natural gas hydrate formation and dissociation in porous media(IGGCAS-201903);
  3. 2017~2020, Numerical simulation of the fluid alteration process in deep carbonate reservoirs(2017ZX05008-003-021);
  4. 2016~2018, Transport behavior of Nano zero valent iron in saturated porous media(8162042);
  5. 2014~2018, Fracturing fluid migration and its effect on shallow aquifers during large-scale shale fracturing process(XDB10030601);
  6. 2013~2015, Impact of pore microstructure on macroscale hydraulic permeability(NFSC41202182)



  1. Liheng Wang*, Yanhui Dong*, Amanda Tudor, Chunyang Tan, William E. Seyfried Jr. Geochemical evolution of a sublacustrine hydrothermal vent system: Temporal constraints imposed by reactive transport modeling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 331: 18-34.
  2. Yunmei Fu, Yanhui Dong*, Liheng Wang, Olivier Bour, Maria V. Klepikova, Zihua Zong, Zhifang Xu, Zhichao Zhou. 2022. Characteristics of hydraulic conductivity in mountain block systems and its effects on mountain block recharge: Insights from field investigation and numerical modeling. Journal of Hydrology,612(B), 128184.
  3. Qian Zhang, Hang Deng*, Yanhui Dong*, Sergi Molins, Xiao Li, Carl Steefel. 2022. Investigation of Coupled Processes in Fractures and the Bordering Matrix via a Micro-Continuum Reactive Transport Model. Water Resources Research, WR030578.
  4. Jian Meng, Yanhui Dong, Teng Xia, Xinmin Ma, Cuiling Gao & Deqiang Mao. 2022. Detailed LNAPL plume mapping using electrical resistivity tomography inside an industrial building. Acta Geophysica, 70:1651–1663.
  5. Qian Zhang, Xuwen Qin, Hong Zhang, Yanhui Dong*, Cheng Lu, Shouding Li, Luokun Xiao, Chao Ma and Hang Bian. 2022. Experimental Insights into the In Situ Formation and Dissociation of Gas Hydrate in Sediments of Shenhu, South China Sea. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10:882701.
  6. Zhiguo An, You Zhang, Yanhui Dong, Qingyun Di, Ying Han. 2022. Modeling the crustal electrical structure of the Zhangye Basin via three-dimensional inversion of magnetotelluric data – Implications for future geothermal development. Tectonophysics, 842(5): 229590.
  7. Chao Zheng, Guang-Jun Guo, Xuwen Qin, Yanhui Dong, et al. 2022. Molecular simulation studies on the water/methane two-phase flow in a cylindrical silica nanopore: Formation mechanisms of water lock and implications for gas hydrate exploitation. Fuel, 333(1): 126258.
  8. Yuanzhi Cheng, Xiangyun Hu, Yanlong Kong, Yanhui Dong, Junfeng Guo, Liheng Wang, Jiyang Wang. 2022. Imaging acidic contaminants in a confined aquifer using electromagnetic geophysical method constrained by hydrochemical data. Journal of Hydrology, 609: 127704.
  9. Mingjie Chen, Ali Al-Maktoumi, Azizallah Izady, Jianchao Cai, Yanhui Dong. 2022. Use closed reservoirs for CO2 storage and heat recovery: A two-stage brine-extraction and CO2-circulation strategy. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 52(D): 102346.
  10. Mohammad Mahdi Rajabi, Mingjie Chen, Mohammad Reza Hajizadeh Javaran, Ali Al-Maktoumi, Azizallah Izady, Yanhui Dong. 2022. Probabilistic Net Present Value analysis for Designing Techno-economically Optimal Sequential CO2 Sequestration and Geothermal Energy Extraction. Journal of Hydrology, 612:128237.
  11. Yanhui Dong*, Ruiqi Duan, Zhong Li, Xiuxiang Lü, Chunfang Cai, Jiaqing Liu, Liheng Wang. 2021. Quantitative evaluation of hydrothermal fluids and their impact on diagenesis of deep carbonate reservoirs: Insights from geochemical modeling. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 124: 104797.
  12. Yanhui Dong, Yueqing Xie, Jun Zhang, Andrew J. Love, Xin Dai. 2021. Reliability of recharge rates estimated from groundwater age with a simplified analytical approach. Hydrological Processes, 14160.
  13. Ruiqi Duan, Zhifang Xu, Yanhui Dong, Wenjing Liu. 2021. Characterization and classification of pore structures in deeply buried carbonate rocks based on mono- and multifractal methods. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 203: 108606.
  14. Xin Dai, Yueqing Xie, Craig T. Simmons, Steve Berg, Yanhui Dong, Jie Yang, Andrew J. Love, Chuan Wang, Jichun Wu. 2021. Understanding topography-driven groundwater flow using fully-coupled surface-water and groundwater modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 594: 125950.
  15. Teng Xia, Yanhui Dong, Deqiang Mao, Jian Meng. 2021. Delineation of LNAPL contaminant plumes at a former perfumery plant using electrical resistivity tomography. Hydrogeology Journal, 29:1189–1201.
  16. Duan, Ruiqi, Shang, Genhua; Yu, Chen; Wang, Qiang; Zhang, Hong; Wang, Liheng; Xu, Zhifang;,Dong, Yanhui*. 2021. Reactive Transport Simulation of Cavern Formation along Fractures in Carbonate Rocks. Water,13,1: 38.
  17. Liheng Wang, Yanhui Dong*, Qian Zhang, Ruiqi Duan. 2020. Numerical simulation of pressure evolution and migration of hydraulic fracturing fluids in the shale gas reservoirs of Sichuan Basin, China. Journal of Hydrology, 588: 125082.
  18. Qian Zhang, Yanhui Dong*, Hang Deng, Derek Elsworth. 2020. High-resolution characterization of nanoparticle transport in heterogeneous porous media via low-field nuclear magnetic resonance. Journal of Hydrology, 583: 124558.
  19. Fu Yunmei, Dong Yanhui*, Xie Yueqing. Xu Zhifang, Wang Liheng. 2020. Impacts of Regional Groundwater Flow and River Fluctuation on Floodplain Wetlands in the Middle Reach of the Yellow River. Water, 12: 1922.
  20. Dong Yanhui, Fu Yunmei, Tian-Chyi Jim Yeh*. 2019. Equivalence of Discrete Fracture Network and Porous Media Models by Hydraulic Tomography. Water Resources Research, 55: 3234–3247.
  21. Liheng Wang,Yanhui Dong*, Dongmei Han, Zhifang Xu. 2019. Stable isotopic compositions in precipitation over wet island in Central Asia,Journal of Hydrology, 573:581-591.
  22. Duan, Ruiqi, Yanhui Dong*, and Qian Zhang. 2018. Characteristics of Aggregate Size Distribution of Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron in Aqueous Suspensions and Its Effect on Transport Process in Porous Media. Water, DOI: 10.3390/w10060670.
  23. Yixin Zhao, Guangpei Zhu, Yanhui Dong, Nima Danesh, Zhongwei Chen, Tong Zhang. 2017. Comparison of low-field NMR and microfocus X-ray computed tomography in fractal characterization of pores in artificial cores. Fuel, 210:217-226.
  24. Shaoqing Tong, Yanhui Dong*, Qian Zhang, Derek Elsworth, and Shimin Liu. 2017. Quantitative Analysis of Nanopore Structural Characteristics of Lower Paleozoic Shale, Chongqing (Southwestern China): Combining FIB-SEM and NMR Cryoporometry. Energy & Fuels, 31(12): 13317-13328.
  25. Yaqiang Wei, Yanhui Dong*, Tian-Chyi J. Yeh, Xiao Li, Liheng Wang, Yuanyuan Zha. 2017. Assessment of uncertainty in discrete fracture network modeling using probabilistic distribution method. Water Science & Technology, 76(9-10): 2802-2815.
  26. Zhang Jiangyi, Wang Xiaoju, Dong Yanhui, Xu Zhifang. 2017. Direct determination of trace germanium in river samples by CH4 -Ar mixed gas plasma DRC-ICP-MS. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 421: 184-188.
  27. Zhang Qian, Dong Yanhui*, Liu Shimin; Elsworth Derek; Zhao Yixin. 2017. Shale Pore Characterization Using NMR Cryoporometry with Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane as the Probe Liquid. Energy & Fuels, 36(7): 6951–6959.
  28. Jiangyi Zhang, Yanhui Dong, Zhifang Xu. 2017. Determination of silver in geological samples by dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry after extraction from boiling aqua regia. Atomic Spectroscopy, 38(2):37-41.
  29. Wang Liheng, Dong Yanhui*, Xu Zhifang, Qiao Xiaojuan. 2017. Hydrochemical and isotopic characteristics of groundwater in the northeastern Tennger Desert, northern China. Hydrogeology Journal, 25: 2363–2375.
  30. Liheng Wang, Yanhui Dong*, Zhifang Xu. 2017. A synthesis of hydrochemistry with an integrated conceptual model forgroundwater in the Hexi Corridor, northwestern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 146: 20-29.
  31. TONG Shao-qing, DONG Yan-hui*, ZHANG Qian, SONG Fan. 2017. Visualizing complex pore structure and fluid flow in porous media using 3D printing technology and LBM simulation. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 5(3): 254-265.
  32. Zhang Jiangyi*, Yanhui Dong, Zhi-fang Xu. 2016. Determination of trace selenium in Ca-rich groundwater samples by ion molecule reaction ICP-MS and CH4 plasma modifier. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 410: 31-35.
  33. Liheng Wang, Yanhui Dong*, Yueqing Xie, Fan Song, Yaqiang Wei, Jiangyi Zhang. 2016. Distinct groundwater recharge sources and geochemical evolution of two adjacent sub-basins in the lower Shule River Basin, northwest China. Hydrogeology Journal, 24: 1967-1979.
  34. Yanhui Dong, Yueqing Xie, Guomin Li, Jiangyi Zhang. 2016. Efficient natural attenuation of acidic contaminants in a confined aquifer. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75: 595.
  35. Jaiangyi Zhang, Xiaoju Wang, Yanhui Dong*, Zhifang Xu, and Guomin Li. 2016. Solid Phase Extraction of Rare Earth Elements in Deep Groundwater with Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes as Adsorbent for the Determination by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Atomic Spectroscopy, 37(1): 1-6.
  36. Jiangyi Zhang, Yanhui Dong, and Zhifang Xu*. 2016. A Simple Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Trace Cadmium and Silver in Soil Samples by Dynamic Reaction Cell Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Atomic Spectroscopy, 37(4):131-135.
  37. Fan Song, Yan-Hui Dong*, Zhi-Fang Xu, Peng-Peng Zhou, Li-Heng Wang, Shao-Qing Tong, Rui-Qi Duan. 2016. Granite microcracks: Structure and connectivity at different depths. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 124: 156-168.
  38. Yaqiang Wei, Yanhui Dong*, Pengpeng Zhou, Liheng Wang. 2016. Model for simulating hydromechanical responses in aquifers to induced hydraulic stresses: Laboratory investigation and model validation. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 30: 592-603.
  39. Liheng Wang, Guomin Li, Yanhui Dong, Dongmei Han, Jiangyi Zhang. 2015. Using hydrochemical and isotopic data to determine sources of recharge and groundwater evolution in an arid region: a case study in the upper–middle reaches of the Shule River basin, northwestern China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73: 1901-1915.
  40. Yanhui Dong, Guomin Li. 2014. Mobile application for hydrogeologic field investigations. Environmental Modelling & Software, 53: 62-64.
  41. Yanhui Dong, Haizhen Xu, Guomin Li. 2013. Wellhead protection area delineation using multiple methods: a case study in Beijing. Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(1): 481-488.
  42. Yanhui Dong, Haizhen Xu, Guomin Li. 2013. Distributed parallel computing in stochastic modeling of groundwater systems. Ground Water, 51(2): 293-297.
  43. Haizhen Xu, Ming Li, Guomin Li, Shouquan Zhang , Yanhui Dong, Zhongshan Yang. 2013. Impact of the south-to-north water diversion project on groundwater resources: a case study in Pinggu basin, Beijing, china. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12(11): 2239-2247.
  44. Yanhui Dong, Guomin Li, Haizhen Xu. 2012. An areal recharge and discharge simulating method for MODFLOW. Computers & Geosciences, 42: 203-205.
  45. Yang Yong, Li Guo-Min, Dong Yan-Hui, Li Ming, Yang Jian-Qing, Zhou Dong, Yang Zhong-Shan, Zheng Fan-Dong. 2012. Influence of South to North Water Transfer on groundwater dynamic change in Beijing plain. Environmental Earth Sciences, 65(4): 1323-1331.
  46. Yanhui Dong,Guomin Li. 2009. A Parallel PCG Solver for MODFLOW. Ground Water, 47(6):845-850.
  47. Dong YanHui, Li Guomin,Li Ming. 2009. Numerical modeling of the regional ground water flow in Beishan area, Gansu Province. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54(16), 3112-3115.
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