Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu
Ruby has a strong interest in the physics of multiphase fluid mechanics through porous media and how it shapes our natural and engineered environments. Her work combines mathematical theory, computation and laboratory experiments to advance our predicative capability of field-scale applications. Ruby's work is applied to a wide range of geoscience problems, including hydrology, gas hydrate systems and soil biogeochemistry, geologic carbon sequestration and geothermal systems.
Ruby received her BS summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Clarkson University, her MS in Computational Engineering (formerly known as Computation Design & Optimization) from MIT, and her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from MIT.
She is awarded the Miller Fellowship at UC Berkeley in 2018. She is the plenary speaker at the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems. She also served as the elected chair for Gordon Research Seminar on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems in 2020. In 2023, she is awarded the Best PhD Thesis during the period of 2017-2019 at the International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH10).
Teaching (past, current and planned)
- ME/CE/Ge/ESE 146: Computational Methods for Flow in Porous Media | Winter 2022 (offered annually);
- ME 11C: Thermal Science | Spring 2023 (offered annually);
- Bi 180: Plant and Soil Science | Spring 2022, 2023 (guest lectures on water in soil and water transport in plants)
- ME 12C: Mechanics | Spring 2021.