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Posted on: December 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] “Science Café – Nano-Petrophysical Studies for Energy and Resources Geosciences”

Picture of Quinhong Hu, Ph.D.

The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science Café – Nano-Petrophysical Studies for Energy and Resources Geosciences,” with guest speaker (Max) Qinhong Hu, Ph.D.

Dr. Hu joins us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Please contact or call 575/522-3120 for a link to the program or go to with webinar ID 813 5775 9108.

The research on nano-petrophysics - the study of rock properties and their interactions with fluids (gas, liquid hydrocarbons, and aqueous solutions) - in nanopores of tight rock formations, has been receiving much attention in emerging energy and resources geosciences. This presentation will discuss the geological and engineering applications these interactions aid such as the remediation of contaminated sites, geological repository for high-level nuclear waste, shale petroleum development, enhanced geothermal systems, and underground carbon and hydrogen storage.

Dr. (Max) Qinhong Hu received his B.S. in 1986 from Zhejiang (Agricultural) University, M.S. in 1989 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Arizona. Before taking his current academic position in 2008 at the University of Texas at Arlington, he worked, as Postdoctoral Fellow, Geological Scientist and Staff Scientist, at the Lawrence Berkeley and Livermore National Laboratories for 12 years.

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 1. For information, visit the website at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

For information contact Stephanie Hawkins, Education Curator, at 575/541-3372 or by email at

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