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Pin Shuai

Watershed & Ecosystem Science
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Shuai joined PNNL in 2017 as a post-doctorate. At PNNL, he is working on the SBR-SFA project titled "Influences of Hydrologic Exchange Flows on River Corridor and Watershed Biogeochemical Function". His primary focus is on the reach-scale groundwater modeling.

Research Interests

  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Coupled reactive transport modeling
  • Biogeochemical processes in the hyporheic zone

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Geology, Texas A&M University, USA (2017)
  • M.S., Water Resource Engineering, Wuhan University, China (2013)
  • B.S., Water Resource Engineering, Wuhan University, China (2011)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member, American Geophysical Union

PNNL Publications


  • Fang Y., X. Song, H. Ren, W.A. Perkins, P. Shuai, M.C. Richmond, and Z. Hou, et al. 2020. "High-performance simulation of dynamic hydrologic exchange and implications for surrogate flow and reactive transport modeling in a large river corridor." Frontiers in Water 2. PNNL-SA-153319. doi:10.3389/frwa.2020.564211
  • Song X., X. Chen, J.M. Zachara, J. Gomez-Velez, P. Shuai, H. Ren, and G.E. Hammond. 2020. "River Dynamics Control Transit Time Distributions and Biogeochemical Reactions in a Dam-Regulated River Corridor." Water Resources Research 56, no. 9:Article No. e2019WR026470. PNNL-SA-146640. doi:10.1029/2019WR026470
  • Zachara J.M., X. Chen, X. Song, P. Shuai, C.J. Murray, and C.T. Resch. 2020. "Kilometer-scale hydrologic exchange flows in a gravel bed river corridor and their implications to solute migration." Water Resources Research 56, no. 2:Article NO. e2019WR025258. PNNL-SA-137616. doi:10.1029/2019WR025258


  • Shuai P., X. Chen, X. Song, G. Hammond, J.M. Zachara, P.D. Royer, and H. Ren, et al. 2019. "Dam Operations and Subsurface Hydrogeology Control Dynamics of Hydrologic Exchange Flows in a Regulated River Reach." Water Resources Research 55, no. 4:2593-2612. PNNL-SA-138598. doi:10.1029/2018WR024193

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