EGEL
Energy GeoEngineering Laboratory

People

Xunchang Fei

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists
Postdoctoral Fellow​

Research Interests

Coupled hydro-thermal-chemical-mechanical-microbioloigcal processes in soil and rock

Selected Publications

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  • Binding of PFOS to serum albumin and DNA: insight into the molecular toxicity of perfluorochemicals 
    X. Zhang, L. Chen and X.C. Fei.
    BMC Molecular Biology, 10:16, (2009)
  • Binding of bisphenol A and acrylamide to BSA and DNA: insights into the comparative interactions of harmful chemica... 
    Y. L. Zhang, X. Zhang, X.C. Fei, S. L. Wang and H.W. Gao. 
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, 182(1-3): 877-885, (2010)
  • Transmembrane transports of acrylamide and bisphenol A and effects on development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio). 
    X.C. Fei, C. Song and H.W. Gao. 
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, 184(1-3): 81-88, (2010)
  • Factors influencing long term settlement of municipal solid waste in meso-scale laboratory bioreactor landfill simu... 
    X. Fei and D. Zekkos. 
    ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 17(4): 259-271, (2013)
  • An experimental setup for simultaneous physical, geotechnical, and biochemical characterization of municipal solid ... 
    X. Fei, D. Zekkos and L. Raskin. 
    ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 37(1): 1-12, (2014)
  • Archaeal community structure in leachate and municipal solid waste is correlated to the methane generation and volu... 
    X. Fei, D. Zekkos and L. Raskin. 
    Waste Management, 36: 184-190, (2015)
  • Quantification of parameters influencing methane generation due to biodegradation of municipal solid waste in landf... 
    X. Fei, D. Zekkos and L. Raskin. 
    Waste Management, 55: 276-287, (2016)
  • Geo-characterisation of lime water treatment sludge 
    X. Fei, D. Zekkos, L. Li, R. Woods and L. Sanford.
    ICE Environmental Geotechnics (published online), (2016)
  • Response of municipal solid waste to mechanical compression. 
    D. Zekkos, X. Fei, A. Gkrizi and G. Athanasopoulos. 
    ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (published online), (2016)
  • Constant load and constant volume response of municipal solid waste in simple shear. 
    D. Zekkos and X. Fei. 
    Waste Management (published online), (2016)

Education

- ​​​​Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, 2015
- M.S.E. in Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, 2015
- M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, 2010
- B.S. in Environmental Science, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2008​

Professional Profile

​​​- ​Sept. 2016 - Present: Postdoctoral research fellow, Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
- Jan. 2016 – Sept. 2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​​​​- Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (2016)​
- ​Member, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2016)​

Awards

​​- 2015: Rackham summer award, University of Michigan: Support research activity in spring and summer ($8,000). 
- 2013-2015:  EREF Scholarship, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, U.S.: Awarded to up to three doctoral students nationwide annually for solid waste research ($36,000).
- 2011 and 2015: Rackham research grant, University of Michigan: Awarded twice to support research activity ($4,500).
- 2012-2015:  Rackham travel grant, University of Michigan: Awarded four times ($4,150).
- 2012-2014: Geosynthetic Institute Fellowship, Geosynthetic Institute, U.S.: Awarded to up to five graduate students worldwide annually for geosynthetic research ($15,000).
- 2012: Richard D. Woods Award, Geotechnical Engineering program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan: “Bestowed upon a first-year Graduate Student in Geotechnical Engineering who distinguished himself with academic excellence, and creativity in research, or exceptional leadership.”
- 2011: H. E. Riggs Engineering Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan: Awarded to merited first year doctoral student ($57,000).

KAUST Affiliations

- Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (UPERC)
Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)