Zhi Li


This is the research website of Zhi Li, a postdoctoral scholar working at the Energy Geoscience Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Dr. Li uses high-performance numerical models to study various hydrology-related topics, including multiphase flow in porous media, surface-subsurface exchange, estuarine hydrodynamics and environmental fluid mechanics. Recently, he has been working on simulating oil/gas production from unconventional reservoirs, with a focus on capturing multiphase transport processes in multi-scale fracture systems.  

Prior to joining the Berkeley Lab, Dr. Li was a PhD student in the University of Texas at Austin, where he developed a high-performance subgrid hydrodynamic model that enabled efficient simulation of surface flow and salinity transport in shallow wetlands and river deltas without losing important contributions from small-scale topographic features.