Dr. Hu has accepted the invitation to serve as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (JCH). With an Impact factor of 2.010, JCH is an internationally leading journal to publish scientific articles pertaining to the contamination of groundwater.
Dr. Hu's proposal entitled "Integrated Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Studying the Fracture-Matrix Interaction in Gas Recovery from Barnett Shale" has been selected for funding by Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA).
Project abstract has been posted at the website of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory.
As the PI, Dr. Hu has been awarded an external federal grant to examine the effects of pore-scale physics on uranium geochemistry in Hanford sediments. The project is funded by DOE Office of Science’s Subsurface Biogeochemical Research program. Dr. Hu will perform the laboratory experiments, in collaboration with Dr. Robert “Toby” Ewing of Iowa State University, who will conduct pore-scale network modeling.
Dr. Hu has won a competitive national award as the Fulbright Senior Specialist. He will travel to Japan to lecture and conduct research at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan during April 19 to May 30, 2010.
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, has provided approximately 286,500 people with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance o the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Funded by the Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change program and led by Harry Rowe, Arne Winguth, and Max Hu of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UT-Arlington, the project will study how the climate system in eastern North America evolved during the last eight glacial-interglacial cycles, which cover the last 600,000 years of Earth’s history. Rowe and Hu, both geochemists, are reconstructing climate change using chemical and isotopic records preserved in cave stalagmites recovered from the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and West Virginia. Winguth, a climate modeler, is using the climate reconstructions as a guide to develop and refine simulations of the climate system for key periods of rapid climate change.
A paper of Hu et al. (2008) on radionuclide sorption under different redox conditions was highlighted in Geochemical Highlights (#138) by Geochemical Society.