Qi Li holds a BS in earth sciences with diploma of minor programme on computer science from Nanjing University, China (1995), and in 1998 he received a MS in hydrogeology and engineering geology from the same University. In 2004, he received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan. Before joining the faculty of the Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics (IRSM), The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China, he has been a member of Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, from
2005 to 2010.
Dr. Li is now the Research Scientist and Professor of CCS Research Group at IRSM; he is a geoscientist with expertise in the fields of hydrogeology and engineering mechanics. The focus of Prof. Li’s research is understanding and using laboratory and numerical tools to design novel subsurface disposal processes and site monitoring systems on different temporal and spatial scales. His research is very interdisciplinary in nature and brings together the fields of hydrogeology, environmental geotechnics, mathematical mechanics, biogeochemistry and remote sensing.
His researches in the CCS field mainly include mechanical stability of disposal reservoirs, multiphase flow, coupled processes, and risk monitoring. The title of his doctorial dissertation is Numerical Simulation and Assessment on Stabilities of CO2 Geological Sequestration. He is one of the pioneering research scientists on the acid gas injection and one of the principal research scientists on CO2 geological storage and utilization in China.