Haibing Shao

Junior Professor
Dr. rer. nat.


Department Environmental Informatics
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Tel: +49 341 235 1884
Email: haibing(dot)shao(at)ufz(dot)de
HaibingShao Snapshot

General Research Topics
  • Shallow Geothermal

    - Numerical modeling of heat transfer between Borehole Heat Exchangers and surrounding subsurface
    - Analysis and optimization of long-term performance of Ground Source Heat Pump System (GSHP)
    - Application of shallow subsurface for thermal storage

  • Deep Geothermal
    - Geothermal reservoir numerical model construction and analysis
    - Analysis of coupled processes in the vicinity of wellbore
    - Modelling partially saturated and multiphase flow process in the subsurface, with particular focus on the non-isothermal phase change behavior.
    - Scaling and corrosion issues in high-temperature geothermal reservoirs

  • Reactive Transport Modeling

    - Numerical modeling of water-rock interactions
    - Geochemical processes under high temperature high pressure environment
    - Geochemically coupled processes in the context of nuclear waste repository

  • Software Development

    - Implementation of relevant numerical schemes and features for the scientific software OpenGeoSys.


Winter Semester 2019-2020
Lecture, exercise and practice: Geoströmungsmodellierung (Geo-Fluid Modeling)

every Friday 07:30-09:00 (odd weeks, e.g. KW43, KW45......)
and 11:00-12:30 (all weeks)
MEI-2122, Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 12, 2. Obergeschoss, Freiberg
For students of this course, please find relevant course materials in the following links.

KW42(18.10), KW43(25.10), KW44(01.11), KW45(08.11), KW46(15.11), KW47(22.11), KW48(29.11), KW49(06.12), KW50(13.12), KW51(20.12), KW02(10.01), KW03(17.01), KW04(24.01), KW05(31.01), KW06(06.02 written exam)

Winter Semester 2019-2020
Lecture: Hydrogeological Flow and Transport Modelling for GW-Management
Friday, time to be confirmed
KW45(08.11), KW47(22.11), KW48(29.11), KW49(06.12), KW50(13.12), KW02(10.01)
TGB-22TT / Computer Pool, Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 1a, 2. Obergeschoss, Freiberg

Lecture Slides

Summary of publications and citations

ISI listed scientific publications as of July 2019: 38
Number of citations listed in ISI: 853      H-index: 14

For the detailed publication list, please refer to my profile on the following websites:
ResearcherID, ResearchGate, ORCID

Featured Recent Publications

* Corresponding author
  • Boyan Meng, Thomas Vienken, Olaf Kolditz, Haibing Shao* (2019): Evaluating the thermal impacts and sustainability of intensive shallow geothermal utilization on a neighborhood scale: Lessons learned from a case study, Energy Conversion and Management 199: 111913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111913
  • Yonghui Huang, Haibing Shao*, Erich Wieland, Olaf Kolditz, Georg Kosakowski (2018) A new approach to coupled two-phase reactive transport simulation for long-term degradation of concrete, Construction and Building Materials 190: 805-829. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.09.114
  • Renchao Lu, Thomas Nagel, Hua Shao, Olaf Kolditz, Haibing Shao (2018) Modeling of Dissolution‐Induced Permeability Evolution of a Granite Fracture Under Crustal Conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 123(7): 5609-5627. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB015702
  • Philipp Hein, Ke Zhu, Anke Bucher, Olaf Kolditz, Zhonghe Pang, Haibing Shao* (2016) Quantification of exploitable shallow geothermal energy by using Borehole Heat Exchanger coupled Ground Source Heat Pump systems, Energy Conversion and Management 127: 80-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.08.097


05.2014 - today
W1-Junior Professor “Geothermal System Analysis”
in the Faculty of Geoscience, Geotechnics and Mining,
TU Bergakamedie Freiberg (TU BAF)

04.2010 – 10.2010
Earth Science Division,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.,
visiting researcher on the topic of numerical modeling of CO2 geological sequestration process.

08.2009 - today
Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research-UFZ, Leipzig, Germany;
Research Assistant, Staff Scientist.
Member of the OpenGeoSys developers’ team.


PhD: 06.2007 – 07.2010
Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research-UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)
Grade: magna cum laude (sehr gut)

Master: 09.2005 – 05.2007
Applied Environmental Geosciences,
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
Grade: 1.2/5 (excellent)

Bachelor: 09. 2001 – 08. 2005
Environmental Engineering,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China