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Guang Lin

Guang Lin

Computational Mathematics
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K7-90
Richland, WA 99352

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D, 2007, Applied Mathematics, Brown University
  • M.S., 2004, Applied Mathematics, Brown University
  • M.S.,2000, Mechanics and Engineering Science, Peking University
  • B.S., 1997, Mechanics, Zhejiang University

Awards and Recognitions

  • Ostrach Fellowship, Division of Applied Math, Brown University, Fall 2005.

PNNL Publications


  • Fang Z, Z Hou, G Lin, DW Engel, Y Fang, and PW Eslinger. 2014. "Exploring the effects of data quality, data worth, and redundancy of CO2 gas pressure and saturation data on reservoir characterization through PEST Inversion." Environmental Earth Sciences 71(7):3025-3037.  doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2680-9


  • Bao J, Z Xu, G Lin, and Y Fang. 2013. "Evaluating the impact of aquifer layer properties on geomechanical response during CO2 geological sequestration." Computers & Geosciences 54:28-37.  doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.01.015
  • Bao J, Z Hou, Y Fang, H Ren, and G Lin. 2013. "Uncertainty quantification for evaluating impacts of caprock and reservoir properties on pressure buildup and ground surface displacement during geological CO2 sequestration." Greenhouse Gases: science and technology 3(5):338-358. 
  • Hou Z, DW Engel, G Lin, Y Fang, and Z Fang. 2013. "An Uncertainty Quantification Framework for Studying the Effect of Spatial Heterogeneity in Reservoir Permeability on CO2 Sequestration." Mathematical Geosciences 45(7):799-817.  doi:10.1007/s11004-013-9459-0
  • Lin G, B Han, J Yin, and I Gorton. 2013. "Exploring Cloud Computing for Large-scale Scientific Applications." In IEEE Ninth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2013), June 28-July 2, 2013, Santa Clara, California, pp. 37-43.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/SERVICES.2013.13
  • Meng D, N Zhou, S Lu, and G Lin. 2013. "An Expectation-Maximization Method for Calibrating Synchronous Machine Models ." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, BC, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672950
  • Ramuhalli P, G Lin, SL Crawford, BA Konomi, BG Braatz, JB Coble, B Shumaker, and H Hashemian. 2013. Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Sensor Calibration Monitoring in Nuclear Power PlantsPNNL-22847 Rev. 0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Shi X, G Lin, J Zou, and DA Fedosov. 2013. "A Lattice Boltzmann Fictitious Domain Method for Modeling Red Blood Cell Deformation and Multiple-Cell Hydrodynamic Interactions in Flow." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 72(8):895-911.  doi:10.1002/fld.3764
  • White SK, LJ Gosink, C Sivaramakrishnan, GD Black, S Purohit, DH Bacon, Z Hou, G Lin, I Gorton, and AHR Bonneville. 2013. "Implementations of a Flexible Framework for Managing Geologic Sequestration Modeling Projects." Energy Procedia 37:3971-3979.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.296
  • Yang B, Y Qian, G Lin, LYR Leung, PJ Rasch, GJ Zhang, SA McFarlane, C Zhao, Y Zhang, H Wang, M Wang, and X Liu. 2013. "Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Tuning in the CAM5 Zhang-McFarlane Convection Scheme and Impact of Improved Convection on the Global Circulation and Climate." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 118(2):395-415.  doi:10.1029/2012JD018213
  • Zhao C, X Liu, Y Qian, JH Yoon, Z Hou, G Lin, SA McFarlane, H Wang, B Yang, PL Ma, H Yan, and J Bao. 2013. "A Sensitivity Study of Radiative Fluxes at the Top of Atmosphere to Cloud-Microphysics and Aerosol Parameters in the Community Atmosphere Model CAM5." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13:10969–10987.  doi:10.5194/acp-13-10969-2013


  • Lin G, DW Engel, and PW Eslinger. 2012. Survey and Evaluate Uncertainty Quantification MethodologiesPNNL-20914, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Balter AI, G Lin, and AM Tartakovsky. 2012. "Effect of Nonlinearity in Hybrid Kinetic Monte Carlo-Continuum Models." Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics 85(1):Article No. 016707.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.016707
  • Ferryman TA, DJ Haglin, M Vlachopoulou, J Yin, C Shen, FK Tuffner, G Lin, N Zhou, and J Tong. 2012. "Net Interchange Schedule Forecasting of Electric Power Exchange for RTO/ISOs ." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6344738
  • Henager CH, Jr, F Gao, SY Hu, G Lin, EJ Bylaska, and N Zabaras. 2012. Simulating Interface Growth and Defect Generation in CZT – Simulation State of the Art and Known GapsPNNL-22055, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Hou Z, M Huang, LYR Leung, G Lin, and DM Ricciuto. 2012. "Sensitivity of Surface Flux Simulations to Hydrologic Parameters Based on an Uncertainty Quantification Framework Applied to the Community Land Model ." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 117:D15108.  doi:10.1029/2012JD017521
  • Meng D, G Lin, and ML Sushko. 2012. "An Efficient Implementation of Multiscale Simulation Software PNP-cDFT ." In MRS Proceedings: Computational Materials Design in Heterogeneous Systems, vol. 1470, Cambridge University Press, New York. 
  • Meng D, N Zhou, S Lu, and G Lin. 2012. "Estimate the Electromechanical States Using Particle Filtering and Smoothing." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345440
  • Wang S, S Lu, G Lin, and N Zhou. 2012. "Measurement-based Coherency Identification and Aggregation for Power Systems." In 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345407
  • Yang B, Y Qian, G Lin, LYR Leung, and Y Zhang. 2012. "Some Issues in Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Tuning: A Case Study of Convective Parameterization Scheme in the WRF Regional Climate Model." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12(5):2409-2427.  doi:10.5194/acp-12-2409-2012


  • Mei D, and G Lin. 2011. "Effects of heat and mass transfer on the kinetics of CO oxidation over RuO2(110) catalyst." Catalysis Today 165(1):56-63. 


  • Lin G, AM Tartakovsky, and DM Tartakovsky. 2010. "Uncertainty Quantification via Random Domain Decomposition and Probabilistic Collocation on Sparse Grids." Journal of Computational Physics 229(19-20):6995–7012.  doi:10.1016/
  • Lin G, and AM Tartakovsky. 2010. "Numerical studies of three-dimensional stochastic Darcy's equation and stochastic advection-diffusion-dispersion equation." Journal of Scientific Computing 43(1):92-117.  doi:10.1007/s10915-010-9346-5


  • Lin G, and AM Tartakovsky. 2009. "An efficient, high-order probabilistic collocation method on sparse grids for three-dimensional flow and solute transport in randomly heterogeneous porous media." Advances in Water Resources 32(5 SP ISS):712-722. 
  • Lin G, and GE Karniadakis. 2009. "Sensitivity Analysis and Stochastic Simulations of Non-equilibrium Plasma Flow." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 80(6-7 SP ISS):738-766.  doi:10.1002/nme.2582
  • WU W, and G Lin. 2009. "The basic function scheme of polynomial type." Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 30(9):1091-1103.  doi:10.1007/s10483-009-0903-y
  • Xu Z, and G Lin. 2009. "Spectral/HP Element Method With Hierarchical Reconstruction for Solving Hyperbolic Conservation Laws." Acta Mathematica Scientia 29B(6):1737-1748. 


  • Lin G, and GE Karniadakis. 2008. "Stochastic Simulations and Sensitivity Analysis of Plasma Flow." In 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan. 7-10, 2008, , pp. AIAA-2008-1073.  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA. 
  • Lin G, CH Su, and GE Karniadakis. 2008. "Stochastic modeling of random roughness in shock scattering problems: theory and simulations." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 197(43-44):3420-3434.  doi:10.1016/j.cma.2008.02.025

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