My work at LLNL focuses on the application of high performance computing (HPC) on geomechanical processes involved in unconventional reservoir stimulation and production. Applications include the development and evaluation of stimulation and production strategies for engineered geothermal systems (EGS), as well as stimulation optimization for unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. I am one of the original developers of LLNL's GEOS code. Also active in the study of geomaterials using particle-based simulations.
Honors and Awards
- 2014 Caterpillar Best Paper Prize of Acta Geotechnica, 2015
- LLNL Global Security Directorate Gold Award, 2014
A six-member team. Citing "in recognition for creating a signature new capability greatly improving US energy capabilities and enabling LLNL as the clear leaders in an important new field of study for industry and the DOE".
- AEED SPOT Award, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
The Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2012
- UC Davis Prize for Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering, 2008
- UC Davis Sustainable Transportation Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2007
Selected (Recent) Publications
- Fu, P., Hao, Y., Walsh, S.D.C., and Carrigan, C.R. (2014). "Thermal drawdown-induced flow channeling in fractured geothermal reservoirs". Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, accepted.
- Fu, P., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2015). "Relationship between void- and contact normal-based fabric tensors for 2D idealized granular materials". International Journal of Solids and Structures, 63: 68-81, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.02.041.