Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Kehua You

Kehua  You
Research Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: khyouml@gmail.com
Work: +1 512 471 9642
Office: JGB 5.336
Mailcode: C9000

I am a hydrogeologist interested in studying subsurface fluid flow and mass transport using analytical and numerical models. I am particularly interested in investigating the formation, dissociation and dynamic evolution of methane hydrate systems under natural conditions and in response to climate change and human induced perturbations. I have participated in designing and modeling laboratory experiments for studying the coupled flow, transport and hydrate dynamics, developing new models and investigating the formation mechanisms of methane hydrate reservoirs in marine systems and in Arctic permafrost regions, and studying the recycling of methane associated with sediment burial from seafloor ultimately through the base of hydrate stability zone.

Areas of Expertise

Methane Hydrate, Hydrogeology, Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Analytical and Numerical Modeling


Current Research Programs & Projects

Characterization and Modeling of Methane Hydrate Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico


Doris & Joe P. Watson 42 Endowed Graduate Scholarship - Texas A&M University (2011 - 2012)

Research Award - 3rd, 4th and 5th Annual Texas A&M Geology & Geophysics Research Symposium (2010 - 2012)

Graduate Fellowship - Texas A&M University (2008 - 2013)

Incentive Scholarship - Texas A&M University (2008 - 2009)

Natural Inspiring Scholarship - University of Science and Technology of China (2008 - 2008)

Graduation with Honor - University of Science and Technology of China (2008 - 2008)

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Project - University of Science and Technology of China (2007 - 2007)

"Huang Mao Tong" Special Scholarship - University of Science and Technology of China (2005 - 2006)

Outstanding Student Scholarship - University of Science and Technology of China (2004 - 2005)

Session primary convener, AGU Fall meeting (2018)

Discussion Leader, Gordon Research Seminar on “Natural Gas Hydrate Systems” (2018)

Judge, 5th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium (2018)

OSPA Judge, AGU Fall meeting (2017)

Session convener, AGU Fall meeting (2017)

Session primary convener and chair, AGU Fall meeting (2016)

OPSA Judge, AGU Fall meeting (2015)

Discussion Leader, Gordon Research Seminar on “Natural Gas Hydrate Systems” (2014)