Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1999.
  • M.S., Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1998.
  • B.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, China, 1993.

Dr. Huang obtained her Ph.D in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She then worked as a senior engineer in Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Sugar Land, TX from 2000 to 2006 before she joined the faculty in Georgia Tech in 2007. Dr. Huang is a recipient of the NSF CAREER in 2011.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Geomechanics aspects of drilling, rock indentation and cutting.
  • Reservoir stimulation and production, in particular, slurry flow, fluid injection in granular media, hydraulic fracturing.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • “Thank a teacher”, Spring 2014, Georgia Tech
  • Future Leaders of the American Rock Mechanics Association, 2012 - 2015.
  • Bill Schutz Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 2012.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011 - 2016.
  • ACS/PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2009 - 2010.
  • 2009 Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow
  • Neville G. W. Cook Award for Innovative Research in Geomechanics, University of Minnesota, 2000.
  • Doctorate Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1998-1999.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Sun, Y. and H. Huang, Drilling mud loss in a natural fracture - A PKN fracture geometry model based analysis, J. Energy Challenges & Mech., 2014.
  • Huang, H., B. Lecampion and E. Detournay, Discrete element modeling of tool-rock interaction (I): Rock cutting, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech., 37(13), 1913-1929, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/nag.2113."
  • Huang, H. and E. Detournay, Discrete element modeling of tool-rock interaction (II): Rock indentation, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech., 37(13), 1930-1947, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/nag.2114.
  • Zhang, F., B. Damjanac and H. Huang, Coupled discrete element modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 118 (6), 2703–2722, 2013.
  • H. Huang, F. Zhang, P. Callahan and J. Ayoub. Granular fingering in fluid injection into dense granular media in a Hele-Shaw cell. PRL 108, 258001, 2012. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.258001
PROCEEDINGS
  • P. Callhan, F. Zhang, A. Marteel, A. Horner, and H. Huang. Injection experiments in sand and silica flour mixtures. GeoCongress 2012.
  • F. Zhang, H. Huang and B. Damjanac. DEM/pore network modeling of fluid injection into granular media. In Proceedings of 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, IL, 2012.
  • F. Zhang, H. Huang and V. Vajdova. Discrete element modeling of sphere indentation. In Proceedings of 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
  • H. Huang, F. Zhang, P. Callahan, and J. Ayoub. Fluid injection experiments in two dimensional porous media. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2011. (acceptance rate – 36%)
  • F. Zhang and H. Huang. Coupled DEM-CFD modeling of fluid injection into granular media. In Proceedings of 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
PRESENTATIONS
  • Ma, Y. and H. Huang, Micromechanical modeling of quasi-brittle materials, the 49th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Atlanta, GA, October, 2012.
  • H. Huang. Pattern formation in fluid injection into dense granular media. Gordon Research Conference. July 2012.
  • F. Zhang, H. Huang and B. Damjanac. DEM/pore network modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media. ASCE/EMI conference. June 2012.
  • F. Zhang, H. Huang and B. Damjanac. DEM/pore network modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media. In the 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, IL, June 2012.
  • P. Callhan, F. Zhang, A. Martell, A. Horner, and H. Huang. Injection experiments in sand and silica flour mixtures. GeoCongress 2012.
PATENTS
  • H. Huang, J. Ayoub and P. Sullivan. Rheology Controlled Heterogeneous Particle Placement in Hydraulic Fracturing. WO/2008/004172; EP Patent 2,041,237, 2009; US Patent 7,798,224, 2010.