Publications and Talks

You can also find my publications on my Google Scholar webpage.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Wen, T., Liu, M., Zheng, G., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., Applying Machine Learning to Predict Missing Methane Data and Detect Anomalous Methane in Groundwater. In preparation.

  2. Woda, J., Wen, T., Oakley, D., Yoxtheimer, D., Engelder, T., Castro, M.C. and Brantley, S.L., Detecting and Explaining Why Aquifers Occasionally Become Degraded Near Hydraulically Fractured Shale Gas Wells. Submitted.

  3. Zheng, G., Liu, M., Wen, T., Wang, H., Yao, H., Brantley, S.L. and Li, Z., Targeted Source Detection for Environmental Data. Under review.

  4. Wen, T., Niu, X., Gonzales, M., Zheng, G., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. Big groundwater data sets reveal possible rare contamination amid otherwise improved water quality for some analytes in a region of Marcellus Shale development. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  5. Niu, X., Wen, T., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. One Step toward Developing Knowledge from Numbers in Regional Analysis of Water Quality. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  6. Wen, T., Pinti, D.L., Castro, M.C., López-Hernández, A., Hall, C.M., Shouakar-Stash, O. and Sandoval-Medina, F., 2018. A Noble Gas and 87Sr/86Sr Study in Fluids of the Los Azufres Geothermal Field, Mexico – Assessing Impact of Exploitation and Constraining Heat Sources. Chemical Geology. [download pdf]

  7. Brantley, S.L., Vidic, R.D., Brasier, K., Yoxtheimer, D., Pollak, J., Wilderman, C. and Wen, T., 2018. Engaging over data on fracking and water quality. Science, 359(6374), pp.395-397. [download pdf]

  8. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L., Mickler, P., Darvari, R. and Larson, T., 2017. Characterizing the noble gas isotopic composition of the Barnett Shale and Strawn group and constraining the source of stray gas in the Trinity Aquifer, north-central Texas. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(11), pp.6533-6541. [download pdf]

  9. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Larson, T., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., 2016. Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in Shallow Groundwaters in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas - A Heavy Noble Gas Analysis. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(21), pp.12012-12021. [download pdf]

  10. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R., Hall, C.M. and Lohmann, K.C., 2015. Assessing compositional variability and migration of natural gas in the Antrim Shale in the Michigan Basin using noble gas geochemistry. Chemical Geology, 417, pp.356-370. [download pdf]

  11. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L. and Lohmann, K.C., 2015. Constraining groundwater flow in the Glacial Drift and Saginaw aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios. Geofluids, 16(1), pp.3-25. [download pdf]

  12. Boucher, C., Pinti, D.L., Roy, M., Castro, M.C., Cloutier, V., Blanchette, D., Larocque, M., Hall, C.M., Wen, T. and Sano, Y., 2015. Groundwater age investigation of eskers in the Amos region, Quebec, Canada. Journal of Hydrology, 524, pp.1-14. [download pdf]

  13. Nie, Y., Liu, X., Wen, T., Sun, L. and Emslie, S.D., 2014. Environmental implication of nitrogen isotopic composition in ornithogenic sediments from the Ross Sea region, East Antarctica: Δ15N as a new proxy for avian influence. Chemical Geology, 363, pp.91-100. [download pdf]

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Wen, T., 2017. Development of Noble Gas Techniques to Fingerprint Shale Gas and to Trace Sources of Hydrocarbons in Groundwater (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan). [download pdf]

  2. Nicot, JP., et al., 2015. Understanding and Managing Environmental Roadblocks to Shale Gas Development: An Analysis of Shallow Gas, NORM, and Trace Metals (Technical Report, http://www.rpsea.org/projects/11122-56/).

  3. Wen, T., 2014. Constraining groundwater flow in the Glacial Drift and Saginaw Aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios (Master thesis, University of Michigan).

  4. Wen, T., 2011. Analysis on nitrogen species and isotopic composition of the ornithogenic sediments from Cape Bird, Ross Island, East Antarctica (Bachelor thesis, University of Science and Technology of China).

Conference Presentations

  1. Wen, T., Niu, X., Pollak, J., Brazil, L., Li, Z., and Brantley, S.L., Using Shale Network Database to Assess the Water Quality Data in Marcellus Shale Area. UCOWR-NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 06/2018. [Invited Talk]

  2. Wen, T., A Multi-disciplinary and Multi-stakeholder Framework to Evaluate Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Production. Energy Days Conference, University Park, PA, 05/2018. [Oral]

  3. Wen, T., Zheng, G., Liu, M., Niu, X., Gonzales, M., Woda, J., Li, Z., and Brantley, S.L., Applying Machine Learning to Detect Anomalous Methane in Groundwater. PA Groundwater Symposium, State College, PA, 05/2018. [Oral]

  4. Wen, T., Niu, X., Gonzales, M., Li, Z., and Brantley, S.L., Applying Data Mining Techniques to Chemical Analyses of Pre-drill Groundwater Samples within the Marcellus Formation Shale Play in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 12/2017. [Poster]

  5. Pinti, D.L., Wen, T., Castro, M.C., López-Hernández, A., Hall, C.M., Shouakar-Stash, O. and Sandoval-Medina, Using noble gases and 87Sr/86Sr to constrain heat sources and fluid evolution at the Los Azufres Geothermal Field, Mexico. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 12/2017. [Poster]

  6. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L., Mickler, P., Darvari, R. and Larson, T., Barnett Shale or Strawn Group: Identifying the Source of Stray Gas through Noble Gases in the Trinity Aquifer, North-Central Texas. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 12/2017. [Oral]

  7. Wen, T., Niu, X., Gonzales, M., Li, Z., and Brantley, S.L., Using Data Mining Techniques to Assess Water Quality within the Marcellus Shale Play. Geochemistry Forum, State College, PA, 12/2017. [Oral]

  8. Brantley, S.L., Gonzales, M., Guarnieri, M., Niu, X., Wen, T. and Li, Z., Investigating Chemical Analyses of Ground Waters Sampled by Shale-gas Industry Consultants Before Gas-well Drilling in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium, State College, PA, 05/2017. [Oral]

  9. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Larson, T., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in the Shallow Trinity Aquifer in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas – a Noble Gas Analysis. Shale Network Workshop, University Park, PA, 05/2017. [Poster]

  10. Wen, T., Pinti, D.L., Castro, M.C., Hall, C.M., Shouakar-Stash, O. and López-Hernández, A., Fluids in the Los Azufres Geothermal Field, Mexico traced by noble gas isotopes and 87Sr/86Sr. GAC-MAC Meeting, Kingston, Canada, 05/2017. [Poster]

  11. Wen, T., Development of noble gas techniques to fingerprint shale gas and to trace hydrocarbons in groundwater. China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, 03/2017. [Invited, Oral]

  12. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in the Shallow Trinity Aquifer in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas – a Noble Gas Analysis. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12/2016. [Oral]

  13. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Larson, T., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in the Shallow Trinity Aquifer in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas – a Noble Gas Analysis. AIPG Michigan Section, Ann Arbor, MI, 12/2016. [Poster]

  14. Castro, M.C., Wen, T., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., Methane Sources in Shallow Groundwaters in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas – A Heavy Noble Gas Analysis. Goldschmidt, Yokohama, Japan, 06/2016. [Oral]

  15. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., Identifying the Sources of Methane in Shallow Groundwaters in South-central Texas through Noble Gas Signatures. AAPG ACE, Calgary, Canada, 06/2016. [Oral]

  16. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R., Hall, C.M. and Lohmann, K.C., Assessing Compositional Variability and Migration of Natural Gas in Antrim Shale in the Michigan Basin Using Noble Gas Geochemistry. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12/2015. [Poster]

  17. Castro, M.C., Wen, T., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., Identifying the Sources of Methane in Shallow Groundwaters in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas through Noble Gas Signatures. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12/2015. [Oral]

  18. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R. and Hall, C.M., Using Noble Gases to Assess the Compositional Variability and Sources of Natural Gas in the Antrim Shale, Michigan Basin, USA. AAPG Eastern Section Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 09/2015. [Poster]

  19. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R., Hall, C.M., Lohmann, K.C. and Bouvier, L., Assessing the Compositional Variability and Migration of Natural Gas in Antrim Shale in the Michigan Basin Using Noble Gas Geochemistry. AAPG ACE, Denver, CO, 06/2015. [Oral]

  20. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R., Hall, C.M., Lohmann, K.C. and Bouvier, L., Noble Gas Signatures in Antrim Shale Gas in the Michigan Basin-Assessing Compositional Variability and Transport Processes. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12/2014. [Poster]

  21. Wen, T., Castro, M.C. and Hall, C.M., Constraining Groundwater Flow in the Michigan Basin Through Helium Concentrations and Isotopic Ratios in the Saginaw Aquifer, Southern Michigan. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12/2012. [Poster]

  22. Wen, T., Liu, X. and Sun, L., Variations of δ15N values in ornithogenic sediments on tropical Dongdao Island of South China Sea and their influencing factors. The 18th International Conference on Environmental Indicators, Hefei, China, 2010. [Poster]