I have engaged with research and outreach projects at Biosphere 2 since I was an undergraduate student in Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UA. With desires of understanding soil genesis and environmental sustainability of ecosystem, I joined Biogeochemistry group to work with Dr. Jon Chorover in Dept. of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at UA. My research/outreach interests are 1). Understanding geochemical transformations in controlled heterogeneous soil lysimeter (e.g. Landscape Evolution Observatory, LEO) and provide insights for natural field systems (e.g. Critical Zone Observatory, CZO); 2). Utilizing LEO to couple hydrological, microbiological and geochemical findings to develop advanced tools and methods to study Earth-system dynamics. 3). Delivering simplified scientific findings to general public and K-12 students.
The mechanistic basis for storage-dependent age distributions of water discharged from an experimental hillslope . Pangle, L. A., Kim, M. Cardoso, C., Lora, M., Meira Neto, A. A., Volkmann, T. H. M., Wang, Y., Troch, P. A., and Harman, C. J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53: 2733–2754.
Soil Lysimeter Excavation for Coupled Hydrological, Geochemical, and Microbiological Investigations . Sengupta, A. Wang, Y., Meira-Neto, A.A., Matos, K.A., Dontsova, K., Root, R., Neilson, J.W., Maier, R.M., Chorover, J., and Troch, P.A. (2016): Journal of Visualized Experiments 115: e54536.
Transit time distributions and StorAge Selection functions in a sloping soil lysimeter with time-varying flow paths: Direct observation of internal and external transport variability . Kim, M., Pangle, L. A., Cardoso, C., Lora, M., Volkmann, T. H. M., Wang, Y., Harman, C. J., and Troch, P. A. (2016): Water Resources Research 52(9): 7105-7129.