Porous Media Win for Wang

digital rock visualization

Mr. Bin Wang, Ph.D. candidate, was honored for winning in the video category of the Digital Rocks Visualization Challenge.  He shared this honor with another researcher who is working as a postdoc at another University.  According to the announcement of the winners on the University of Texas website, the task was to reuse any 3D dataset from a set of projects to create a video visualizing the porous rocks.  The full list of winners, as well as a link to the video, are here.

Originally, Mr. Wang learned of the visualization challenge contest from one of his professors, Dr. Karsten Thompson.  He and Dr. Richard Hughes encouraged Wang to enter, and he tied to win.  The challenge was associated with the training workshop, in which approximately 50 students attended.

Mr. Wang plans to defend his dissertation this summer and graduate in August 2021.  In the fall, he will begin working as a post-doc in a position at the Drilling and Well Completion Lab of China University of Petroleum (Beijing). The research topic is the leakage mechanism of supercritical CO2 fracturing in tight reservoirs.  We are very proud for his accomplishment.