Faculty

Jiefu Chen
Dr. Jiefu Chen
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N320 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-0841 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: jchen84 [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

B.S. Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, China
M.S. Dynamics and Control, Dalian University of Technology, China
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Professional Experience: 

Staff Scientist, Weatherford International, 2011-2015
Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 2015-Present

Awards & Honors: 

Technical Award, Weatherford International, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2011
Honorable Mention, Student Paper Contest, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2010
John T. Chambers Fellowship, Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, Duke University, 2007

Research Interests: 

Multiphysics modeling and inversion

Fast algorithms in electromagnetics and acoustics

Electronic packaging

Subsurface wireless communication

Rock physics

Well logging

Selected Publications: 

Jiefu Chen, Shubin Zeng, Qiuzhao Dong, and Yueqin Huang, Rapid simulation of electromagnetic telemetry using an axisymmetric semianalytical finite element method, Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 137, pp. 49-54, Feb. 2017

Hongwei Yang, Bao Zhu, and Jiefu Chen, Hamiltonian analysis and dual vector spectral elements for 2D Maxwell eigenproblems, Communications in Computational Physics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 515-525, Feb. 2017

Jiefu Chen, and Shubin Zeng, Hybridizing semianalytical and conventional finite-element schemes for simulations of electromagnetic borehole resistivity measurement, Geophysics, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. E17-E26, 2017

Jiefu Chen, Jing Wang, and Yao Yu, An improved complex image theory for fast resistivity modeling and its application to geosteering, SPE Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1-8, Mar. 2016

Jiefu Chen, A semianalytical finite element analysis of electromagnetic propagation in stratified media, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 15-18, 2015

Jiefu Chen, An efficient discontinuous Galerkin finite element method with nested domain decomposition for simulations of microresistivity imaging, Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 114, pp. 116-122, Mar. 2015

Jiefu Chen, A memory efficient discontinuous Galerkin finite-element time-domain scheme for simulations of finite periodic structures, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 1929-1933, 2014

Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, Discontinuous Galerkin time domain methods for multiscale electromagnetic simulations: a review, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 242-254, Feb. 2013

Bao Zhu, Jiefu Chen, Wanxie Zhong, and Qing H. Liu, Analysis of photonic crystals using the hybrid FETD / FDTD technique based on the discontinuous Galerkin method, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 495-506, May 2012

Jiefu Chen, Luis Tobon, Mei Chai, Jason A. Mix, and Qing H. Liu, An efficient implicit-explicit time stepping scheme with domain decomposition for multiscale modeling of layered structures, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 1, no. 9, pp. 1438-1446, Sept. 2011

Luis Tobon, Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, Spurious solutions in mixed finite element method for Maxwell's equations: Dispersion analysis and new basis functions, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 230, no. 19, pp. 7300-7310, Aug. 2011

Jiefu Chen, Bao Zhu, Wanxie Zhong, and Qing H. Liu, A semi-analytical spectral element method for the analysis of 3D layered structures, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 1-8, Jan. 2011

Jiefu Chen, Qing H. Liu, Mei Chai, and Jason A. Mix, A non-spurious 3D vector discontinuous Galerkin finite-element time-domain method, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-3, Jan. 2010

Jiefu Chen, Joon-Ho Lee, and Qing H. Liu, A high precision integration scheme for the spectral-element time-domain method in electromagnetic simulation, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 3223-3231, Oct. 2009

Joon-Ho Lee, Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, A 3-D discontinuous spectral element time-domain method for Maxwell’s equations, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2666-2674, Sept. 2009

Patent/Patent Applications: 

Shanjun Li, and Jiefu Chen, Apparatus and method for simultaneously obtaining quantitative measurements of formation resistivity and permittivity in both water and oil based mud, U.S. Patent 9,341,735, issued May 17, 2016.

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 

Qiuyang Shen, Jiefu Chen, and Zhu Han, Total variation denoising of azimuthal resistivity inversion in geosteering, The 86th SEG Annual Meeting, Dallas, USA, Oct. 2016
Jiefu Chen, Carlos Haramboure, Lance Pate, Jay Martin, and Craig Barnett, Responses and field tests from an LWD microimaging tool using discrete energy pulsing, International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 2015
Jiefu Chen, A fast layered finite-element method for simulations of electromagnetic telemetry, The 85th SEG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, Oct. 2015
Jiefu Chen, Shanjun Li, Clayton MacMillan, German Cortes, and Drew Wood, Long range electromagnetic telemetry using an innovative casing antenna system, The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, USA, Sept. 2015
Jiefu Chen, A fast layered finite element method for simulations of borehole resistivity measurements, GEM Chengdu 2015: Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Methods and their Applications, Chengdu, China, Apr. 2015
Jiefu Chen, and Yao Yu, An improved complex image theory for fast 3D resistivity modeling and its application to geosteering in unparallel layers, The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 2014
Jiefu Chen, A nested domain decomposition method for simulations of resistivity borehole microimaging tool, The 31st General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science, Beijing, China, Aug. 2014
Shanjun Li, Jiefu Chen, and Tommy L. Binford, Using new LWD measurements to evaluate formation resistivity anisotropy at any dip angle, The 55th Annual Symposium of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May, 2014
Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, A hybrid spectral-element / finite-element method with the implicitexplicit Runge-Kutta scheme for multiscale computation, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Jul. 2010