Xueying Yi


Msc Geological Sciences

EOSM 229
(236) 863-4478

I am a Master student of hydrology research group, and supervised by Prof. Uli Mayer. I earned my B.Sc (Hons.) in Hydrogeology, and Diploma in Environmental Assessment at University of Waterloo. I also received my B.Eng in Environmental Engineering at China Unveristy of Geosciences.  My research interests include hydrogeology, numerical modeling, mine waste, and geochemistry. 

My current research focus is on development and application of THC modeling capabilities for assessment of cover performance and mine waste weathering in northern climates. MIN3P multicomponent reactive transport code is being enhances to evaluate thermal effects on weathering and the formation of acid rock drainage within waste rock piles in permafrost regions. One- and two-dimensional reactive transport simulations are being performed to understand the evolution of flow,  reactive transport, and energy within both the pile and permafrost, and their impacts on drainage volume and pore water geochemistry.


  • Msc (candidate) in Geological Sciences: University of British Columbia.  Supervisor: Prof. Ulrich Mayer ; 2018 - Present
  • B.Sc. Honours Earth Science/Hydrogeology Specialization (Dean's Honours List), University of Waterloo. Supervisor: Walter Illman; 2016-2018
  • B.Eng. Environmental Sciences and Engineering, China University of Geosciences;2014-2016
  • Diploma in Environmental Assessment, University of Waterloo; 2016-2018