About Me

Fan (Frank) Fei

I am now a postdoctoral researcher in the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Devision in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA. Prior to joining the LLNL, I obtained my PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, under the supervision of Prof. Jinhyun Choo. Before becoming a PhD student, I received my Bachelor Degree in the same department of HKU with the first honor graduation.

My main research work includes the numerical investigation into the mechanics of subsurface discontinuities (e.g., faults, joints) and fractured rock masses in the enhanced geothermal system. Given the shortage of fossil fuels and the trend of global warming, the geothermal energy certainly provides a more environmentally friendly and sustainable opportunity for us. However, the safety and performance of the geothermal project are closely related to the mechanical behavior of the subsurface geosystem, which involves huge amount of complexities. It is believed that my work can help address these complexities and advance the development of the enhanced geothermal system.

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