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Dr Zhenjiang You

Telephone +61 8 8313 4290
Position Research Fellow
Fax +61 8 8313 4345
Building Santos Petroleum Engineering Building
Floor/Room 3 07
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Australian School of Petroleum

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PhD in Fluid Mechanics, Zhejiang University, 2003

BEng in Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University, 1998

Teaching Interests

  • Colloidal/suspension/nano transport in porous media
  • Mathematical modelling and fluid mechanics for petroleum industry
  • Fines migration and formation damage
  • Enhanced Oil/Gas Recovery
  • Petroleum Engineering Honours Project

Research Interests

  • Theoretical development and mathematical modelling

·         Transport phenomena in porous media: multiphase flows

·         Population balance models for suspension transport

·         Stochastic modelling of flow in rocks

·         Analytical and numerical methods

·         Exact and asymptotic solutions


  • Engineering applications

·         Fines migration induced formation damage in oil/gas/geothermal reservoirs and aquifers

·         Drilling fluid invasion and external cake formation

·         Well injectivity/productivity analysis

·         Low-salinity waterflooding

·         Unconventional resources and recovery

·         Propagation of bacteria, viruses and contaminants in groundwater



Z. You, Y. Yang, A. Badalyan, P. Bedrikovetsky, M. Hand, Mathematical modelling of fines migration in geothermal reservoirs. Geothermics 59 (2016) 123-133.

Z. You, P. Bedrikovetsky, A. Badalyan, M. Hand, Particle mobilization in porous media: temperature effects on competing electrostatic and drag forces. Geophysical Research Letters 42 (2015) 2852-2860.

A. Kalantariasl, R. Farajzadeh, Z. You, P. Bedrikovetsky, Nonuniform external filter cake in long injection wells. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 54 (2015) 3051-3061.

S. Naik, Z. You, P. Bedrikovetsky, Rate enhancement in unconventional gas reservoirs by wettability alteration. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 26 (2015) 1573-1584.

R.N. Sacramento, Y. Yang, Z. You, A. Waldmann, A.L. Martins, A.S.L. Vaz, P.L.J. Zitha, P. Bedrikovetsky, Deep bed and cake filtration of two-size particle suspension in porous media. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 126 (2015) 201-210.

Z. You, Y. Osipov, P. Bedrikovetsky, L. Kuzmina, Asymptotic model for deep bed filtration. Chemical Engineering Journal 258 (2014) 374-385.

M. Oliveira, A. Vaz, F. Siqueira, Y. Yang, Z. You, P. Bedrikovetsky, Slow migration of mobilised fines during flow in reservoir rocks: laboratory study. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 122 (2014) 534-541.

M. Marquez, W. Williams, M. Knobles, P. Bedrikovetsky, Z. You, Fines migration in fractured wells: integrating modeling with field and laboratory data. SPE Production & Operations 29 (2014) 309-322.

A. Badalyan, Z. You, K. Aji, P. Bedrikovetsky, T. Carageorgos, A. Zeinijahromi, Size exclusion deep bed filtration: experimental and modelling uncertainties. Review of Scientific Instruments 85 (2014) 015111.

H. Yuan, Z. You, A. Shapiro, P. Bedrikovetsky, Improved population balance model for straining-dominant deep bed filtration using network calculations. Chemical Engineering Journal 226 (2013) 227-237.

Z. You, A. Badalyan, P. Bedrikovetsky, Size-exclusion colloidal transport in porous media -- stochastic modeling and experimental study. SPE Journal 18 (2013) 620-633.

Z. You, P. Bedrikovetsky, L. Kuzmina, Exact solution for long-term size exclusion suspension-colloidal transport in porous media. Abstract and Applied Analysis 2013 (2013) art. no. 680693.

H. Yuan, A. Shapiro, Z. You, A. Badalyan, Estimating filtration coefficients for straining from percolation and random walk theories. Chemical Engineering Journal 210 (2012) 63-73.

P. Chalk, N. Gooding, S. Hutten, Z. You, P. Bedrikovetsky, Pore size distribution from challenge coreflood testing by colloidal flow. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 90 (2012) 63-77.

A. Badalyan, T. Carageorgos, P. Bedrikovetsky, Z. You, A. Zeinijahromi, K. Aji, Critical analysis of uncertainties during particle filtration. Review of Scientific Instruments 83 (2012) 095106.

Entry last updated: Friday, 1 Jul 2016

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