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Li Li

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

221A Sackett Building

lxl35@psu.edu

814-867-0151

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Environmental Engineering

Interest Areas:

Reactive transport, biogeochemistry, water resources, environmental engineering

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Environmental chemistry, Nanjing University, 1996
  • MS, Environmental chemistry, Nanjing University, 1999
  • MA, Environmental Engineering & Water Resources, Princeton University, 2001
  • Ph D, Environmental Engineering & Water Resources, Princeton University, 2005

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Li Li, 2019, Watershed reactive transport, Mineralogical Society of America, pp. 381--418
  • Kamini Singha, Li Li, Frederick D Day-Lewis and Aaron B Regberg, 2012, Monitoring Tracers with Time-Lapse Electrical Methods: Issues with Reactions and Surface Conductance, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, pp. 1--6

Journal Articles

  • Jason Kaye, Susan Brantley, Jennifer Williams, Li Li and SSHCZO team, 2019, "Proposed Best Practices for Collaboration at Cross-disciplinary Observatories.", Biogeosciences
  • Dacheng Xiao, Yuning Shi, Susan L Brantley, Brandon Forsythe, Roman DiBiase, Kenneth J Davis and Li Li, 2019, "Streamflow generation from catchments of contrasting lithologies: the role of soil properties, topography, and catchment size", Water Resources Research
  • Wei Zhi, Li Li, Wenming Dong, Wendy Brown, Jason Philip Kaye, Carl Steefel and Kenneth H Williams, 2019, "Distinct Source Water Chemistry Shapes Contrasting Concentration-Discharge Patterns", Water Resources Research
  • Samantha Weintraub, Alejandro N Flores, William R Wieder, Debjani Sihi, Claudia Cagnarini, Gon\ccalves, Daniel Ruiz Potma, Michael H Young, Li Li, Yaniv Olshansky, Roland Baatz and others, 2019, "Leveraging Environmental Research and Observation Networks to Advance Soil Carbon Science", Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
  • Leila Saberi, Rachel T McLaughlin, GH Crystal Ng, Jeff La Frenierre, Andrew D Wickert, Michel Baraer, Wei Zhi, Li Li and Bryan G Mark, 2019, "Multi-scale temporal variability in meltwater contributions in a tropical glacierized watershed", Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, (1), pp. 405--425
  • Hang Wen and Li Li, 2018, "An upscaled rate law for mineral dissolution in heterogeneous media: The role of time and length scales", geochemica et cosmochimica Acta, 235, pp. 1--20
  • Zhang Cai, Hang Wen and Li Li, 2018, "Clay Distribution Patterns Regulate Natural Attenuation of Marcellus Shale Waters in Natural Aquifers", Energy & Fuels, 32, (9), pp. 9672--9682
  • Hang Wen, Zezhen Pan, Daniel Giammar and Li Li, 2018, "Enhanced Uranium Immobilization by Phosphate Amendment under Variable Geochemical and Flow Conditions: Insights from Reactive Transport Modeling", Environmental science \& technology, 52, (10), pp. 5841--5850
  • Pamela L Sullivan, M.W. Stops, G.L. Macpherson, Li Li, D. R. Hirmas and W. K. Dodds, 2018, "How landscape heterogeneity governs stream water concentration-discharge behavior in carbonate terrains (Konza Prairie, USA)", Chemical Geology
  • Yiwei Cheng, Yuxin Wu, Hang Wen, Christopher G Hubbard, Anna L Engelbrektson, Lauren Tom, Li Li, Yvette Piceno, Markus Bill, Gary Andersen and others, 2018, "Microbial Sulfate Reduction and Perchlorate Inhibition in a Novel Mesoscale Tank Experiment", Energy \& Fuels, 32, (12), pp. 12049--12065
  • Zhang Cai, Hang Wen, Sridhar Komarnenic and Li Li, 2018, "Mineralogy controls on reactive transport of Marcellus Shale waters", Science of The Total Environment, 630, pp. 1573--1582
  • Li Wang, Hang Wen and Li Li, 2018, "Scale dependence of surface complexation capacity and rates in heterogeneous media.", Science of The Total Environment, 635, pp. 1547--1555
  • 12. Baatz, R., Sullivan, P. L., Li, L. and and others, 2018, "Steering operational synergies in terrestrial observation networks: opportunity for advancing Earth system dynamics modelling", Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, pp. 593--609
  • Susan L Brantley, Tim White, Nicole West, Jennifer Z Williams, Brandon Forsythe, Dan Shapich, Jason Philip Kaye, Henry Lin, Yuning Shi, Margot Wilkinson Kaye, Li Li and others, 2018, "Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the context of Shaver’s Creek watershed", Vadose Zone Journal, 17, (1)
  • Li Li, Roman DiBiase, Joanmarie Del Vecchio, Virginia Marcon, Beth Hoagland, Dacheng Xiao, Callum Wayman, Qicheng Tang, Yuting He, Perri Silverhart and others, 2018, "The Effect of Lithology and Agriculture at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory", Vadose Zone Journal, 17, (1)
  • Yiwei Cheng, Christopher G. Hubbard, Liange Zheng, Bhavna Arora, Li Li, Ulas Karaoz, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin and Nicholas J. Bouskill, 2018, "Next generation modeling of microbial souring – Parameterization through genomic information", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 126, pp. 189-203
  • Peyman Heidari, Li Li, Lixin Jin, Jennifer Z Williams and Susan L Brantley, 2017, "A reactive transport model for Marcellus shale weathering", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 217, (Supplement C), pp. 421-440
  • Hang Wen and Li Li, 2017, "An upscaled rate law for magnesite dissolution in heterogeneous porous media", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 210, pp. 289-305
  • Li Li, Kate Maher, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Jenny Druhan, Christof Meile, Corey Lawrence, Joel Moore, Julia Perdrial, Pamela Sullivan, Aaron Thompson, Lixin Jin, Edward W. Bolton, Susan L Brantley, William E. Dietrich, K. Ulrich Mayer, Carl I. Steefel, Albert Valocchi, John Zachara, Benjamin Kocar, Jennifer McIntosh, Benjamin M. Tutolo, Mukesh Kumar, Eric Sonnenthal, Chen Bao and Joe Beisman, 2017, "Expanding the role of reactive transport models in critical zone processes", Earth-Science Reviews, 165, pp. 280-301
  • Yiwei Cheng, Christopher G Hubbard, Liange Zheng, Bhavna Arora, Li Li, Ulas Karaoz, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin and Nicholas J Bouskill, 2017, "Next generation modeling of microbial souring--Parameterization through genomic information", International Biodeterioration \& Biodegradation
  • Chen Bao, Li Li, Yuning Shi and Christopher J Duffy, 2017, "Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 1. Development of RT-Flux-PIHM", Water Resources Research, 53, (3), pp. 2328--2345
  • Li Li, Chen Bao, Pamela L Sullivan, Susan L Brantley, Yuning Shi and Christopher J Duffy, 2017, "Understanding watershed hydrogeochemistry: 2. Synchronized hydrological and geochemical processes drive stream chemostatic behavior", Water Resources Research, 53, (3), pp. 2346--2367
  • Qiao, C., R.T. Johns, and Li Li, 2016, "Modeling low salinity flooding in mineralogically different carbonate reservoirs", Energy & Fuels
  • Jean-Patrick Leopold Brunet, Li Li, Zuleima Karpyn and Nicolas J. Huerta, 2016, "Fracture opening or self-sealing: Critical residence time as a unifying parameter for cement–CO2–brine interactions", International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 47, pp. 25-37
  • Yiwei Cheng, Christopher G. Hubbard, Li Li, Nicholas Bouskill, Sergi Molins, Liange Zheng, Eric Sonnenthal, Mark E. Conrad, Anna Engelbrektson, John D. Coates and Jonathan B. Ajo-Franklin, 2016, "Reactive Transport Model of Sulfur Cycling as Impacted by Perchlorate and Nitrate Treatments", Environmental Science & Technology!!!, 50, (13), pp. 7010–7018
  • Peilin Cao, Zuleima Karpyn and Li Li, 2016, "The role of host rock properties in determining potential CO2 migration pathways", International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 45, pp. 18-26
  • Zhang Cai and Li Li, 2016, "How long do natural waters “remember” release incidents of Marcellus Shale waters: a first order approximation using reactive transport modeling", Geochemical Transactions, 17, (1), pp. 6
  • Changhe Qiao, Russell Taylor Johns and Li Li, 2016, "Modeling Low-Salinity Waterflooding in Chalk and Limestone Reservoirs", Energy & Fuels, 30, (2), pp. 884--895
  • Susan Carroll, J. William Carey, David Dzombak, Nicolas J. Huerta, Li Li, Tom Richard, Wooyong Um, Stuart D. C. Walsh and Liwei Zhang, 2016, "Review: Role of chemistry, mechanics, and transport on well integrity in CO2 storage environments", International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 49, pp. 149--160
  • Hang Wen, Li Li, Dustin Crandall and Alexandra Hakala, 2016, "Where Lower Calcite Abundance Creates More Alteration: Enhanced Rock Matrix Diffusivity Induced by Preferential Dissolution", Energy & Fuels, 30, (5), pp. 4197--4208
  • Changhe Qiao, Li Li, Russell Taylor Johns, Jinchao Xu and others, 2015, "A mechanistic model for wettability alteration by chemically tuned waterflooding in carbonate reservoirs", SPE Journal, 20, (04), pp. 767--783
  • Changhe Qiao, Li Li, Russell Taylor Johns and Jinchao Xu, 2015, "Compositional Modeling of Dissolution-Induced Injectivity Alteration During CO2 Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs", SPE Journal
  • Li Wang and Li Li, 2015, "Illite spatial distribution patterns dictate Cr (VI) sorption macrocapacity and macrokinetics", Environmental science \& technology, 49, (3), pp. 1374--1383
  • Peilin Cao, Zuleima Karpyn and Li Li, 2015, "Self-healing of cement fractures under dynamic flow of CO2-rich brine", Water Resources Research, 51, (6), pp. 4684--4701
  • Fatemeh Salehikhoo and Li Li, 2015, "The role of magnesite spatial distribution patterns in determining dissolution rates: When do they matter?", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 155, pp. 107--121
  • Christopher Duffy, Yuning Shi, Ken Davis, Rudy Slingerland,, Li Li, Pamela L Sullivan, Yves Godd\'eris, Susan and L Brantley, 2014, "Designing a Suite of Models to Explore Critical Zone Function", Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 10, pp. 7--15
  • Li Zhang, Danning Li, Li Li and D. Lu, 2014, "Development of a new compositional model with multi-component sorption isotherm and slip flow in tight gas reservoirs", Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 21, pp. 1061--1072
  • Yuxin Wu, Vikranth Kumar Surasani, Li Li and Susan Sharpless Hubbard, 2014, "Geophysical monitoring and reactive transport simulations of bioclogging processes induced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides", Geophysics, 79, (1), pp. E61--E73
  • Christopher G Hubbard, Yiwei Cheng, Anna Engelbrekston, Jennifer L Druhan, Li Li, Jonathan B Ajo-Franklin, John D Coates and Mark E Conrad, 2014, "Isotopic insights into microbial sulfur cycling in oil reservoirs", Frontiers in microbiology, 5, pp. 480
  • Peyman Heidari and Li Li, 2014, "Solute transport in low-heterogeneity sandboxes: The role of correlation length and permeability variance", Water Resources Research, 50, (10), pp. 8240--8264
  • Li Li, Fatemeh Salehikhoo, Susan L Brantley and Peyman Heidari, 2014, "Spatial zonation limits magnesite dissolution in porous media", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 126, pp. 555--573
  • Chen Bao, Hongfei Wu, Li Li, Darrell Newcomer, Philip E Long and Kenneth H Williams, 2014, "Uranium bioreduction rates across scales: Biogeochemical hot moments and hot spots during a biostimulation experiment at Rifle, Colorado", Environmental science \& technology, 48, (17), pp. 10116--10127
  • Vilcaez, Javier, Li Li and Susan S Hubbard, 2013, "A new model for the biodegradation kinetics of oil droplets: application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico", Geochemical transactions, 14, (1), pp. 4
  • Vikranth K Surasani, Li Li, Jonathan B Ajo-Franklin, Chris Hubbard, Susan S Hubbard and Yuxin Wu, 2013, "Bioclogging and Permeability Alteration by L. mesenteroides in a Sandstone Reservoir: A Reactive Transport Modeling Study", Energy & Fuels, 27, (11), pp. 6538--6551
  • Peilin Cao, Zuleima Karpyn and Li Li, 2013, "Dynamic alterations in wellbore cement integrity due to geochemical reactions in CO2-rich environments", Water Resources Research, 49, (7), pp. 4465--4475
  • Jean-Patrick Leopold Brunet, Li Li, Zuleima Karpyn, Barbara G Kutchko, Brian Strazisar and Grant Bromhal, 2013, "Dynamic evolution of cement composition and transport properties under conditions relevant to geological carbon sequestration", Energy & Fuels, 27, (8), pp. 4208--4220
  • Fatemeh Salehikhoo, Li Li and Susan L Brantley, 2013, "Magnesite Dissolution Rates at Different Spatial Scales: the Role of Mineral Spatial Distribution and Flow Velocity", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Vilcaez, J., Li, L., Wu, D., and S. S. Hubbard, 2013, "Reactive transport modeling of induced selective plugging by L. Mesenteroides in carbonate formations.", Geomicrobiology Journal, 30, pp. 813--828
  • Liwei Zhang, David A Dzombak, David V Nakles, Jean-Patrick Leopold Brunet and Li Li, 2013, "Reactive Transport Modeling of Interactions between Acid Gas (CO2+ H2S) and Pozzolan-Amended Wellbore Cement under Geologic Carbon Sequestration Conditions", Energy & Fuels, 27, (11), pp. 6921--6937
  • Evan Frye, Chen Bao, Li Li and Seth A Blumsack, 2012, "Environmental Controls of Cadmium Desorption during CO2 Leakage", Environmental science & technology, 46, (8), pp. 4388--4395
  • Li Li, Nitin Gawande, Michael B Kowalsky, Carl I Steefel and Susan S Hubbard, 2011, "Physicochemical Heterogeneity Controls on Uranium Bioreduction Rates at the Field Scale", Environmental science & technology
  • Kamini Singha, Li Li, Frederick D Day-Lewis and Aaron B Regberg, 2011, "Quantifying solute transport processes: Are chemically “conservative” tracers electrically conservative?", Geophysics, 76, (1), pp. F53--F63
  • Li Li, Carl I Steefel, Michael B Kowalsky, Andreas Englert and Susan S Hubbard, 2010, "Effects of physical and geochemical heterogeneities on mineral transformation and biomass accumulation during biostimulation experiments at Rifle, Colorado", Journal of contaminant hydrology, 112, (1-4), pp. 45--63
  • Jinsong Chen, Hubbard, S. S., Williams, K. H., Pride, S., Li, L., Steefel, C., Slater and L, 2009, "A state-space Bayesian framework for estimating biogeochemical transformations using time-lapse geophysical data"
  • A Englert, SS Hubbard, KH Williams, Li Li and CI Steefel, 2009, "Feedbacks between hydrological heterogeneity and bioremediation induced biogeochemical transformations", Environmental science & technology, 43, (14), pp. 5197--5204
  • Li Li, Carl I Steefel, Kenneth H Williams, Michael J Wilkins and Susan S Hubbard, 2009, "Mineral transformation and biomass accumulation associated with uranium bioremediation at Rifle, Colorado", Environmental science \& technology, 43, (14), pp. 5429--5435
  • Carl I Steefel, Kenneth H Williams, Li Yang and Li Li, 2009, "Thermodynamic controls on the bioreduction of U, V, and Fe", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement, 73, pp. A1265
  • Li Li, Carl I Steefel and Li Yang, 2008, "Mineral dissolution kinetics at the pore scale"
  • Li Li, Carl I Steefel and Li Yang, 2008, "Scale dependence of mineral dissolution rates within single pores and fractures", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, (2), pp. 360--377
  • Li Li, Catherine A Peters and Michael A Celia, 2007, "Applicability of averaged concentrations in determining geochemical reaction rates in heterogeneous porous media", American Journal of Science, 307, (10), pp. 1146--1166
  • Li Li, CA Peters and MA Celia, 2007, "Effects of mineral spatial distribution on reaction rates in porous media", WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 43, (1), pp. W01419
  • Li Li, Catherine A Peters and Michael A Celia, 2007, "Reply to" Comment on upscaling geochemical reaction rates using pore-scale network modeling" by Peter C. Lichtner and Qinjun Kang", Advances in Water Resources, 30, (3), pp. 691--695
  • Li Li, Catherine A Peters and Michael A Celia, 2006, "Upscaling geochemical reaction rates using pore-scale network modeling", 29, (9), pp. 1351--1370
  • Susan H Xu, Li Li, Y Tan, J Feng, Z Wei and Li Wang, 2000, "Prediction and qsar analysis of toxicity to Photobacterium phosphoreum for a group of heterocyclic nitrogen compounds", Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 64, (3), pp. 316--322
  • Li Li, LS Wang, SK Han and Zhihua Zhang, 1999, "Comparison of four methods of predicting newly measured octanol/water coefficients (log k(ow)) for heterocyclic nitrogen compounds and the partition mechanism", ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, 18, (12), pp. 2723--2728
  • Li Li, Hong Yang, Yanbing Ding, Liansheng Wang and Zheng Zhang, 1999, "Prediction of log KW using mcis and LSER methods for heterocyclic nitrogen compounds", Journal of liquid chromatography \& related technologies, 22, (6), pp. 897--907
  • Hang Wen, Julia Perdrial, Susana Bernal, Benjamin W Abbott, Remi Dupas, Sarah E Godsey, Adrian Harpold, Donna Rizzo, Kristen Underwood, Thomas Adler and Li Li, , "Temperature controls production but hydrology controls export of dissolved organic carbon at the catchment scale"

Conference Proceedings

  • Changhe Qiao, RT Johns and Li Li, 2016, "Understanding the Chemical Mechanisms for Low Salinity Waterflooding"
  • Jinchao Qiao, Russel T. Johns, Li Li and Jinchao Xu, 2015, "Modeling Low Salinity Waterflooding in Mineralogically Different Carbonates"
  • Changhe Qiao, Li Li, Russell Taylor Johns, Jinchao Xu and others, 2014, "Compositional Modeling of Reaction-Induced Injectivity Alteration During CO2 Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs"
  • Dustin Crandall, Hang Wen, Li Li and Alexandra Hakala, 2014, "Reactive geochemical flow modeling with CT scanned rock fractures"
  • H. Deng, J. P. Fitts, C. A. Peters, Li Li, D. Crandall and G.S. Bromhal, 2013, "Experimental study of reactive flow in an Eau Claire fracture exposed to CO2-rich brine", pp. paper--13
  • P. J. Binning, M. A. Celia and L. Li., 2006, "Pseudokinetics arising from the upscaling of equilibrium", pp. 8
  • Li Li, C. A. Peters and M. A. Celia, 2004, "Upscaling calcite dissolution rates using network model simulations", pp. 961--965

Newsletters

  • Li Li, Katherine M Maher and Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, 2014, "Expanding the Role of Reactive Transport Modeling in Biogeochemical Sciences: Reactive Transport Modeling Workshop; Alexandria, Virginia, 13--15 April 2014", Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95, (35), pp. 316--316

Research Projects

  • January 2018 - December 2020, "Collaborative Research: Combining complex systems tools, process-based modelling and experiments to bridge scales in low temperature geochemistry," (Sponsor: NSf).
  • July 2015 - June 2018, "Redefining Reactive Surface Area: Understanding Reactive Interfaces in Heterogeneous Porous Media," (Sponsor: NSF low temperature geochemistry and geobiology).
  • October 2013 - September 2018, "Using the Susquehanna - Shale Hills CZO to Project from the Geological Past to the Anthropocene Future," (Sponsor: NSf).
  • October 2015 - February 2017, "Understanding characteristics of hyper saline waters from deep aquifers for geological carbon sequestration," (Sponsor: GE).
  • September 2016 - August 2017, "Understanding Ecohydrological Controls of Biogeochemical Reactions and Fluxes at the Watershed Scale," (Sponsor: DOE subsurface biogeochemistry Research).

Honors and Awards

  • Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) outstanding research award,, Penn State University, August 2019 - August 2019
  • Commission for Woman Achieving Women Award (Faculty category), Penn State Univeristy, April 2017 - April 2017
  • Invited participant for the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, September 2015 - September 2015
  • Wilson award for excellence in teaching, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), Penn State Univ., April 2015 - April 2015
  • Wilson initiation award, College of EMS, Penn State Univeristy, April 2010 - April 2010

Service

Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Organizing a conference session, AGU fall meeting, April 2018 - December 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Organizing a conference session, AGU fall meeting, April 2017 - December 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Organizing a conference session, AGU fall meeting, April 2016 - December 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Organizing a conference session, AGU fall meeting, April 2015 - December 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Organizing a conference session, AGU fall meeting, April 2013 - December 2013
 


 

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