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Shaoping Chu

Shaoping Chu

Phone (505) 667-9190


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Ionospheric physics
  • Climate modeling
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • High performance computing
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Carbon fluxes
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) project
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Visualization
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Probabilistic risk analysis


  • Subsurface flow and transport model development and simulation
  • System level model development, application and uncertainty analysis
  • CO2 sequestration and risk analysis
  • Performance assessment modeling and analysis
  • Marine biogeochemistry, climate relevant trace gases, interactions between atmosphere-ocean-land, and their role in global climate change


Ph.D., Space Physics/Atmospheric Science, Rice University, 1994.


LANL Positions

Staff Scientist, 2001- present Computational Earth Science Group, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union  



2019, LANL Distinguished Performance Award -  Subsurface Hydrology, Geology, and Geochemistry (SHGG) Science Team

2017, R&D 100 Awards winner - National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Toolsets

2017, Los Alamos Awards Program (LAAP) award - MDA G performance assessment and composite analysis

2010, Outstanding Innovation Technology Transfer Recognition, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008, Outstanding Innovation Technology Transfer Award (Programmatic Impact), Los Alamos National Laboratory

1991-1994, NASA Fellowship in Global Change Research

1991-1992,  Zonta Amelia Earhart Award