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Dr. Yi Chen Joins SCS

Dr. Yi Chen received a 2016-2018 fellowship award from the Shell Center for Sustainability. She brings with her several years of academic and industrial experience that is directly relevant to the Dynamic Modeling of the Nitrogen Cycle of Biochar-amended Soils, and Ecoomic Assessment of Biochar Benefits project. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hunan University and her Ph.D. (also in Chemical Engineering) from Tianjin University. After her graduation, Dr. Chen moved to the US and worked first on modeling the conversion of methanol to jet fuel at Texas A&M University. She continued her postdoctoral studies at Rice University investigating the deposition of asphaltenes in well bores and pipelines under the supervision of Dr. Walter Chapman, a former member of the SCS Operating Committee.
 
Dr. Chen then joined Schlumberger where she worked on gas and oil characterization, pressure-volume temperature (PVT) modeling, and the phase behavior of hydrocarbons under high pressure and temperature.
 
Dr. Chen's research for the SCS project focuses on modeling the dynamics of the full nitrogen cycle withing biochar-amended soils under the Dynamic Modeling of the Nitrogen Cycle of Biochar-amended Soils, and Economic Assessment of Biochar Benefits project. Her advisor is Dr. Kyriacos Zygourakis, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University.