Jia Wang

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    I am a graduate student working with Dr. Jennifer Druhan in quantifying the dynamic processes occurring in the subsurface coupling water, gas, and rocks. My current research is focused on the geochemical reactions occurring in the unsaturated zone of the shallow subsurface in the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory project. I am interested in using numerical simulations to gain further insight on the controls effecting solute generation and rock weathering through the development of reactive transport models.

    My current project brings me to northern California Mendocino Country. The hillslope of interest experiences a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summer and cold wet winters. 


     Pictures of Eel River field site.

    Eel River2

     Sampling water from the unsaturated zone.


     In addition to the opportunity to conduct field work, my research also requires analytical analysis of water samples in the geochemistry mass spectrometer lab and ion chromatography in the Druhan lab. 

    Cooking and eating different types of foods are my favorite hobbies when not working!