Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Yi Fang

Yi  Fang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: JGB 5.358
Mailcode: C1160

Yi Fang is a geoscientist as well as a geoengineer. He joined the Institute for Geophysics in Jackson School of Geosciences as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Nov 2017. In 2011 and 2013, he earned his B.E. degree in Civil Engineering from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and his M.S. degree in Geology from California State University, Long Beach respectively. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. degree in Energy and Mineral Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Yi has strong research interests in the areas of geomechanics and geofluids with application to subsurface energy and resources recovery. His Ph.D. study included research topics such as fluid injection-induced microearthquakes, fault stability, and fluid flow in fractured reservoirs. His postdoc research primarily focuses on applying experimental methods to explore hydrological properties and mechanical behaviors of gas hydrate-bearing sediments recovered from the Gulf of Mexico.

Areas of Expertise

Geomechanics, Geofluids, Geothermal Energy, Gas Hydrate


Current Research Programs & Projects

The Genesis of Methane Hydrate in Coarse-Grained Systems: Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope (GOM^2) ( view )

Elected Future Leader - American Rock Mechanics Association (2018)

SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award - Society of Petroleum Engineers (2017)

SedHeat Student Scholarship - SedHeat Workshop - Unlocking the Energy Elephant, Salt Lake City (2017)

Outstanding Reviewer - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control; Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering; Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (2016)

Associate Member - Sigma Xi (2014)

Member - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2013)

Student Travel Grant - Geological Society of America (2013)

Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2012 - 2013)

Carl W. Johnson-Bert Conrey Graduate Fellowship - The Carl W. Johnson Foundation & Department of Geological Sciences, CSULB (2011 - 2013)

Academician Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences - China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (2011)

Petrochina Jilin Oilfield Outstanding Student Scholarship - Petrochina Jilin Oilfield Company & China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (2010)