C. Richard Liu Dr. C. Richard Liu has received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees from Xian Jiaotong University in China. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston since 1988. Currently, he is professor and director of the Subsurface Sensing Laboratory and Well Logging Laboratory. His research interests include resitivity well logging tool simulation, tool hardware design, EM telemetry systems, ground penetrating radar, sensor technology, wireless telecommunication systems, short-range radio, RF and microwave circuit design. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE, member of SPWLA, EEGS and SCA.
Liang C. Shen Dr. Liang C. Shen received the Ph. D. degree in applied physics from Harvard University in 1967. He then joined the faculty of the University of Houston in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He served as the Department Chairman from 1977 to 1981. Dr. Shen founded the Well Logging Laboratory in 1979. .He has published a textbook, more than 101 papers in technical journals and conferences. Dr. Shen received SPWLA Gold Medal for Technical achievement in 2001. Dr. Shen has been a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston since 2004.
Qiming Li Dr. Qiming Li is Research Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston. He is currently interested in new techniques of formation evaluation and rock physics measurement in gas shales to have better understanding of the gas shale production. Li joined Schlumberger in 1996 and has since held many positions including Senior Physicist, Project Manager, and Section Head. He was in charge of several engineering projects for Schlumberger and leading teams of scientists and engineers develop and commercialize key LWD/MWD products. Li received his BS degree from Jilin University in China and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, all in physics. Li has 20 granted patents and published patent applications in well logging technology, 20 well logging and drilling related technical papers and more than 50 publications in leading physics journals. Li is a member of APS, SPLWA and SEG.
Email: qli7 [at]
K.M. Strack Dr. K.M. Strack is president of KMS Technologies- KJT Enterprises Inc. specializing in electromagnetic technology for land & marine exploration, appraisal drilling and production monitoring. He also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Houston, Mahidol University Bangkok, and at Yangtze University, Jiangzhou China where he teaches borehole geophysics and electrical methods for petroleum applications, respectively. He is now an adjunct professor in Well Logging Lab, University of Houston.

Current Students

Bo Gong is a Ph.D. candidate with the Well Logging Lab. Since 2010 she has been working on MWD telemetry network design, Look-ahead resistivity logging tool development, and Anisotropy inversion technique. Bo Gong received her Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2010.
Email: bgong2 [at]
Ting Li Ting Li is currently a Ph.D candidate at Well Logging Lab. She received her Master degree in 2010 in Chang'an University, China. Her research interest is Ground-Penetrating Radar. Currently she is working on forward modeling using Finite Difference Time Domain method.
Email: djjlt1020 [at]
Pengfei Liu is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Well Logging Lab. He obtained his B.S. degree from Xidian University in 2009 and master degree from China University of Petroleum in 2012.
Email: pliu12 [at]
Jing Wang Jing Wang is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Well Logging Lab. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Xi'an Jiaotong University during 2003~2010, in China.
Email: wang.jing824 [at]
Boyuan Yu is currently Ph.D. candidate at Well Logging Lab. He received his B.S. degree in 2008 from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China. He is working on 1-D,2-D,3-D forward modeling using Finite Difference Time Domain method with Perfect Matched layer absorbing boundary and 1-D,2-D,3-D inversion technique.
Email: byu3 [at]
Yinxi Zhang Yinxi Zhang is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Well Logging Lab. She obtained her B.S. degree from Sichuan University in 2010, majored in automation. She has been the teaching assistant for undergraduate courses ECE 3455 and ECE 2100. Currently, her research is focused on core measurement of dielectric constant and dielectric tool analysis.
Email: yinxizhang [at]
Mengsu Zhou is currently a M.S. student at Well Logging Lab. She got her Bachelor's degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2012.
Email: mzhou.uh [at]