Qinhong “Max” Hu, an associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, has been named a fellow by The Geological Society of America, an honor reserved for scientists making distinguished contributions to the geosciences.
Dr. Hu has been at UT Arlington since 2008. His research specialty is in describing and exploring the processes by which fluids move through porous and fractured porous media in the earth, such as tight rock formations. He is the principal investigator on $625,000 in grants to study fracture-matrix interaction in gas recovery in North Texas’ Barnett Shale.
“Dr. Hu’s world-class efforts to advance earth science are evidenced by an impressive history of publications, presentations, funding, and professional honors,” says Pamela Jansma, dean of the College of Science. “As a newly named fellow, he will undoubtedly continue these contributions in the years to come.”
The Geological Society of America is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 25,000 individuals in 107 countries.