Yuxin Wu

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Yuxin Wu
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Latest company Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Membership American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, and Society of Exploration Geophysicists
BSc Mineralogy/Petrology/Geochemistry
MSc Environmental Science
PhD Environmental Geophysics
BSc university Peking University
MSc university Peking University
PhD university Rutgers University


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

Other 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.[1]


  • PhD 2007: Environmental Geophysics, Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • MS 2002: Environmental Science, Peking University, China
  • BS 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

SEG Best Paper Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting

Jonathan B. Ajo-Franklin, Thomas M. Daley, Yuxin Wu, Susan S. Hubbard, John Peterson, Belinda Butler-Veytia, and Bob Kelley received 2011 Best Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting for their paper Multi-level continuous active source seismic monitoring (ML-CASSM): Mapping shallow hydrofracture evolution at a TCE contaminated site.[2]



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  1. Lawrence Berkeley Homepage http://esd.lbl.gov/about/staff/yuxinwu/]
  2. Honors & Awards Program, SEG Annual Meeting 2012, 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 4 November 2012, Mandalay Bay Convention Center,Las Vegas, Nevada USA
  3. Whaley, J., 2017, Oil in the Heart of South America, https://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2017/10/oil-in-the-heart-of-south-america], accessed November 15, 2021.
  4. Wiens, F., 1995, Phanerozoic Tectonics and Sedimentation of The Chaco Basin, Paraguay. Its Hydrocarbon Potential: Geoconsultores, 2-27, accessed November 15, 2021; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281348744_Phanerozoic_tectonics_and_sedimentation_in_the_Chaco_Basin_of_Paraguay_with_comments_on_hydrocarbon_potential
  5. Alfredo, Carlos, and Clebsch Kuhn. “The Geological Evolution of the Paraguayan Chaco.” TTU DSpace Home. Texas Tech University, August 1, 1991. https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/handle/2346/9214?show=full.