Xiaoyu Wang

Room Number: KWGL 232A

Biographical Info

4-year experience in oil industry as a reservoir engineer (2 years), and drilling-and measurement field engineer (2 years).
Very interested in numerical modelling using DEM or combined DEM and FEM, reservoir characterization, structural geology, and well logging.
Current study on numerical simulations on structural deformation by using Discrete Element Method.


MSc. Petroleum Engineering (2010), Imperial College London, UK
BSc. China University of Petroleum East China (2009), Qingdao, China

Awards & Honors

Rice University
Worden Award (2016): Excellent first-year graduate student
Imperial College London
Colin Wall Award (2010): The award for the best team project (Wytch Farm Field Development Project includes 3D Reservoir Modeling, numerical simulation, production and field development plan etc.)
China University of Petroleum (East China)
Excellent Graduate Award (2009)
Excellent Study Award (2007-2008)
Excellent Study Scholarship (2007-2008)
Excellent Student Committee Member Award (2007-2008)
Academic Progress Award (2007-2008)
Artistic Talent and Sports Scholarships (2005-2008)


Structural Geology; Reservoir Characterization; Well logging; Discrete Element Method; Geomechanics

Selected Publications

Latham J-P, Guo L, Wang X, Xiang J, 2011, Modelling the Evolution of Fractures using a Combined FEMDEM Numerical Method, 12th International Society for Rock Mechanics, Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment, ISRM Digital Library, One Petro.