Baojun Bai

330 McNutt Hall, 1400 N. Bishop Av., Rolla, MO 65409 Phone: 573-341-4016





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Professional Background

  • Sept 2011-present, Associate Professor,  Lester Birbeck Endowed Chair,  Petroleum Engineering Program, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA.

  • Aug 2006-Aug 2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) , Rolla, MO,USA.

  • July 2005-July 2006, Postdoc Scholar,  Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), CA, USA.

  • June 2002-June 2005, Research Assistant, New Mexico Petroleum Recovery and Research Center (PRRC), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) , Socorro, NM, USA.

  • July 1995-May 2002, Petroleum Engineer/Team Leader, Conformance Control Team, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) , and PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina) , Beijing, P. R. China.

Research Interest

  • Conformance control to reduce excess water production using gels, expecially preformed particle gels.

  • Chemical  EOR methods, including  polymer flooding, polymer-surfactant flooding, MEOR (biosurfactant), and Wettability alteration for carbonate reservoirs. 

  • CO2 and CO2 foam flooding
  • Shale Gas Development
  • Geological carbon sequestration

  • Reservoir numerical   simulation
  • Multiphase flow in porous media

His research approach encompasses laboratory and modeling studies, and field applications.