Chi Zhang, ph.D.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Ritchie Hall
Room 154A
University of Kansas
1414 Naismith
Lawrence, KS 66045


My research interests focus on (1) investigating the geophysical responses of geochemical and biological processes in the subsurface, (2) characterizing pore structure of reservoir rocks and rock-fluid interfacial properties using geophysical techniques, (3) developing physics-based petrophysical models to better translate geophysical observables to the variables of interests (i.e., physical properties, geochemical, and microbiological processes, and (4) monitoring groundwater contamination and remediation using geophysical tools.


B.S., Environmental Science, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ph.D., Geophysics, Rutgers University

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental geology
  • Environmental Geophysics
  • Hydrogeophysics

Research Interests

  • Near Surface Geophysics
  • Environmental Geophysics
  • Petrophysical relationships
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Biogeophysics
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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
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