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Q. Li

Qingyun Li

Assistant Professor
Office:  ESS 254
Phone:  631-632-8336

B.S in Environmental Sciences, 2011: Peking University
Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, 2016
    Washington University in St. Louis
Postdoctoral research affiliate at Stanford University /
     SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Faculty member at Stony Brook since 2021

Research Lab Website


Professor Li uses experimental approaches, geochemical modeling, and synchrotron X-ray techniques to study water-rock interactions in energy and environmental applications. Example topics include:

  • Biogeochemical reactions during underground gas/energy/waste storage
  • Fate and transport of contaminants and nutrients in groundwater and soil
  • Mineral dissolution, nucleation, and precipitation
  • Coupling of chemical and mechanical alterations of rocks
  • Reactive transport in porous media

Selected Publications

Q. Li, L. Wang, Z. Perzan, J. Caers, G.E. Brown Jr., J.R. Bargar, and K. Maher. “Global Sensitivity Analysis of a Reactive Transport Model for Mineral Scale Formation During Hydraulic Fracturing.” Environmental Engineering Science, 2021, 38 (3), 192-207.

Q. Li, A.D. Jew, A. Kohli, K. Maher, G.E. Brown Jr, and J.R. Bargar. “Thicknesses of Chemically Altered Zones in Shale Matrices Resulting from Interactions with Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid.” Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33, 6878-6889.

Q. Li and Y.-S. Jun. “Salinity-Induced Reduction of Interfacial Energies and Kinetic Factors during Calcium Carbonate Nucleation on Quartz.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123 (23), 14319-14326.

Q. Li, A. D. Jew, D. Cercone, J.R. Bargar, G. E. Brown Jr., and K. Maher. “Geochemical Modeling of Iron (Hydr)oxide Scale Formation During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations.” Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC), July 22-24, Denver, CO, 2019.

Alalli, Q. Li, A.D. Jew, A. Kohli, J.R. Bargar, M.D. Zoback, and A.R. Kovscek. “Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Chemistry on Shale Matrix Permeability.” Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC), Houston, TX, July 23-25, 2018.

Q. Li and Y.-S. Jun. “The Apparent Activation Energy and Pre-Exponential Kinetic Factor for Heterogeneous Calcium Carbonate Nucleation on Quartz.” Communications Chemistry, 2018, 1(1),56.

Q. Li, C.I. Steefel, and Y.-S. Jun, “Incorporating Nanoscale Effects into a Continuum-Scale Reactive Transport Model for CO2-Deteriorated Cement.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51 (18), 10861–10871

Q. Li, Y.M. Lim, and Y.-S. Jun. “Effects of Sulfate during CO2 Attack on Portland Cement and Their Impacts on the Mechanical Properties under Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49 (11), 7032–7041