Wenlu Zhu was an associate scientist in the department of Geology and Geophysics. She used laboratory experiments, microstructural analysis and computer modeling to understand fluid transport processes in the Earth’s crust and mantle. Her research on fluid flow in porous media has broad interdisciplinary applications. Wenlu used her fellowship to study how fluid flow in porous sedimentary rocks affects fault strength and earthquake generation at active margins.
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