Huazhou Li, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Pronouns: "he, him, his"


Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
6-273 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Engineering Petroleum Engineering Fluid Phase Equilibria Thermodynamics



  • PhD, Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina, 2013
  • MSc, Drilling Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2009
  • BSc, Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2006


  • Energy & Fuels 2023 Excellence in Review Awards
  • Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, SPE, 2020
  • Outstanding Technical Editor Award, SPE Journal, 2016, 2019, and 2021
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, University of Alberta, 2018
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2013
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Regina, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE)


Research Interests

  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)
  • Engineering thermodynamics  
  • Equation of state models 
  • Phase behavior modeling
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Energy transitions
  • Application of machine learning and AI to thermodynamic computations


The Petroleum Engineering program at the University of Alberta is ranked 6th worldwide based on the 2024 QS subject rankings.

Please contact me via email if you are interested in pursuing MSc or PhD studies under my supervision.


PET E 709 - Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering

Reading Course. Reading and discussion of selected topics in Petroleum Engineering.

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Featured Publications

Lingfei Xu; Zhuo Chen; Sirui Li; Huazhou Li

SPE Journal. 2023 September; 10.2118/217451-PA

Jialin Shi; Huazhou Li

Chemical Engineering Science. 2023 July; 276 10.1016/j.ces.2023.118800

Lingfei Xu; Huazhou Li

Geoenergy Science and Engineering. 2023 June; 229 10.1016/j.geoen.2023.212058

Zhuo Chen; Ying Zhou; Huazhou Li

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2022 April; 61 (29):10298–10318 10.1021/acs.iecr.2c00204

Bailu Teng; Huazhou Li; Haisheng Yu

SPE Journal. 2020 December; 25 (6):3031–3050 10.2118/201093-PA

Xin Chen; Huazhou Li

Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2020 October; 521 10.1016/j.fluid.2020.112724

Jialin Shi; Huazhou Li

Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2016 December; 430 10.1016/j.fluid.2016.09.017

Jianyi Gao; Ryosuke Okuno; Huazhou Li

SPE Journal. 2016 October; 22 (3):783-798 10.2118/180736-PA

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