Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Dr Likun Zhang Applies Underwater Acoustics to the Problem of Oil Spill Detection

Dr Likun Zhang, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is part of a team (including Drs Zhiqu Lu and Lei Cao, also at the University of Mississippi) that is using acoustics techniques to identify leaks in undersea oil pipelines. The trio of scientists received a $591,000 grant from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to assist in their research.