Ph.D. Linwei Hu

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, R.359
Telefon: +49 431 880-2893
Telefax: +49 431 880-7606

Field of work

  • Hydraulic, pressure and tracer tomography
  • Numerical modeling of single-phase and multiphase flow
  • Inversion techniques
  • Multiple disciplinary study

Curriculum vitae

  • since 03/2017
    Early postdoc mobility program (funded by Swiss National Science Foundation), Kiel University
    Research topic: Investigating the impacts of gas storage on subsurface changes utilizing time-lapse pressure tomography
  • 01/2013 – 08/2016
    PhD student, Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich
    Thesis: Characterization of CO2 plumes in deep saline formations using fluid pressure tomography
  • 11/2012 – 11/2012
    Junior Engineer, Beijing Shu Mu Feng Yu geological and environmental Ltd, Co.
  • 10/2008 – 07/2011
    Master student, Geoscience Center, University of Göttingen
    Thesis: Characterization of spatial variability of subsurface transport parameters: field tracer testing and numerical modelling
  • 09/2003 – 07/2007
    Bachelor student, School of Atmospheric and Marine Science, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
    Thesis: An analysis of precipitation isotope distribution in northeast China


Journal articles

Heldt, S., Wang, B., Hu, L., Hornbruch, G., Lüders, K., Werban, U., & Bauer, S. (2021a). Numerical investigation of a high temperature heat injection test. Journal of Hydrology, 597, 126229 doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126229. Available at:

Heldt, S., Wang, B., Hu, L., Hornbruch, G., Lüders, K., Werban, U., & Bauer, S. (2021b). Data of a high temperature heat injection test. Data in Brief, 36, 107035 doi:10.1016/j.dib.2021.107035. Available at:

Hu, L., Doetsch, J., Brauchler, R., & Bayer, P. (2017). Characterizing CO2 plumes in deep saline formations: comparison and joint evaluation of time-lapse pressure and seismic tomography. Geophysics, 82(4), ID1-ID18, Available at:

Hu, L., Bayer, P., & Brauchler, R. (2016). Detection of carbon dioxide leakage during injection in deep saline formations by pressure tomography. Water Resources Research52, 5676–5686, doi:10.1002/2015WR018420. Available at:

Hu, L., Bayer, P., Alt-Epping, P., Tatomir, A., Sauter, M., & Brauchler, R. (2015). Time-lapse pressure tomography for characterizing CO2 plume evolution in a deep saline aquifer. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 39, 91-106, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.04.013. Available at:

Jiménez, S., Brauchler, R., Hu, R., Hu, L., Schmidt, S., Ptak, T., & Bayer, P. (2015). Prediction of solute transport in a heterogeneous aquifer utilizing hydraulic conductivity and specific storage tomograms. Water Resources Research, 51, 5504-5520, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016402. Available at:

Brauchler, R., Hu, R., Hu, L., Jiménez, S., Bayer, P., Dietrich, P., & Ptak, T. (2013). Rapid field application of hydraulic tomography for resolving aquifer heterogeneity in unconsolidated sediments. Water Resources Research, 49, 2013-2024, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20181. Available at:

Brauchler, R., Hu, R., Hu, L., & Ptak, T. (2012). Bestimmung von hydraulischen Parametern in Lockergesteinen: Ein Vergleich unterschiedlicher Feldmethoden. Grundwasser, 17, 57-67, doi:10.1007/s00767-011-0185-6. Available at:

Wei, X., Yang, G., Hu, L. (2010). Drainage experiment numerical simulation and the model evaluation in the mining area based on FEFLOW. Ground Water (in Chinese), 5, 1-2+22. Available at:

Honors / Awards


Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award, EGU General Assembly 2016