We are interested in understanding the complex physical, chemical and biological processes that govern flow and transport of contaminants in the environment systems across multiple scales. Particularly, we focused on investigating fate and transport of engineered nanomaterials, and modeling multiphase flow and multispecies reactive transport in porous media, at both pore- and continuum scales.

Example Research Topics

  •   Bai, C. Eskridge, K.M. and Li, Y*. (2013) Analysis of the Fate and Transport of nC60 Nanoparticles in the Subsurface using Response Surface Methodology, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (aceepted)
  •  Bai, C. and Y. Li*, (2012) Modeling the transport and retention of nC60 nanoparticles in the subsurface under different release scenarios. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 136-137: p. 43-55.


  • Seymour, M., Chen, G., Su, C., and Li, Y*. (2013) Influence of particle shape on nanoparticle retention and release in saturated porous media. Environ. Sci. Technol
  • May, R. and Li, Y*. (2013) The effects of particle size on the deposition of fluorescent nanoparticles in porous media: Direct observation using laser scanning cytometry. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 418, pg. 84-91  
  • May, R.Akbariyeh, S., and Li, Y*. (2012) Pore-Scale Investigation of Nanoparticle Transport in Saturated Porous Media Using Laser Scanning Cytometry. Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI:10.1021/es301749s.



 Yusong Li

 Associate Professor

 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
 Department of Civil Engineering
 844 N. 16th St.
 Lincoln NE 68588-6105

 E-mail: yli7@unl.edu

 Phone: (402) 472-5972 
 Fax: (402) 472-8934

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