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Lin Zuo

Title:Graduate Student, Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Primary Affiliation:
Office Location:Green Earth Sci.  152
Research Group:Stanford Center for Carbon Storage
Research Lab:Benson Lab
Alternative Website:EMSL User Spotlight: The Escape Potential of CO2
Phone:(650) 725-0808
Fax:(650) 725-2099


  • Stanford University, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy Resources Engineering, 2011-Present
  • Stanford University, Master of Science, Energy Resources Engineering, 2009-2011
  • Tsinghua University, Bachelor of Science, Thermal Engineering, 2005-2009

Professional Experience

  • Reservoir Engineer (Intern), Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Australia, 2011 Summer 
  • Petroleum Engineer (Intern), Chevron ETC, San Ramon, CA, 2012 Summer
  • Petroleum Engineer (Intern), Chevron ETC, Houston, TX, 2013 Summer

Honors & Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude, Tsinghua University, 2009

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Geophysical Union 
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member, Global Climate & Energy Project
  • Researcher, Stanford Center for Carbon Storage  

Courses Taught

  • Teaching Assistant, Energy 251: Thermodynamics of Equilibria (Enrolled 15), Fall 2011


  • L. Zuo, S.M. Benson (2013). Exsolution Enhanced Oil Recovery with Concurrent CO2 Sequestration. Energy Procedia, 37: 6957-6963.
  • L. Zuo, C. Zhang, R.W. Falta, S.M. Benson (2013). Micromodel Investigations of CO2 Exsolution from Carbonated Water in Sedimentary Rocks. Adv. Water Resour., 53, 188-197.
  • L. Zuo, S.C.M. Krevor, R.W. Falta, S.M. Benson (2012). An Experimental Study of CO2 Exsolution and Relative Permeability Measurements during CO2 Saturated Water Depressurization. Transport Porous Med., 91(2), 459-478.
  • S.C.M. Krevor, R. Pini, L. Zuo, S.M. Benson (2012). Relative Permeability and Trapping of CO2 and Water in Sandstone Rocks at Reservoir Conditions. Water Resour. Res., 48, W02532, 16 pp.

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