May 13 – 16, 2024
Asia/Shanghai timezone

DEI Lunch Forum

Monday, 13 May

12:35 - 13:35 | Ballroom 2


Organized by InterPore's Diversity, Equality & Inclusiveness Committee, the DEI Forum will include a lunch-time lecture followed by an open discussion. This event is free and open to all participants of InterPore2024. 


Hang Deng

Peking University, China

Be part of the conversation

In this talk, Hang will share her experiences of developing a career as a woman scientist, how mentorship has been an important enabling force, and some thoughts about initiating and cultivating mentoring relationships. Hang will also share her experiences of being engaged in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion: how she was first exposed to this conversation, became part of it, and what she has observed and learned in the process.

Hang considers herself as ‘ordinary’ in terms of the level of engagement and contribution to DEI. Serving as an example, she hopes to take the pressure off all community members, especially ones at the early career stage, so that everyone feels comfortable to open up and encouraged to join the conversation. Afterall, DEI is for everyone.   

Hang Deng is an assistant professor at the College of Engineering and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Energy and Institute of Carbon Neutrality, Peking University. She received her bachelor’s degree in science and arts from Peking University in 2009, and her PhD degree from the department of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University in 2015. She worked in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab at earth and environmental sciences area, first as a Postdoc fellow and then as an earth scientist from 2015 to 2022. During this time, Hang served on the diversity subcommittee of DOE Basic Energy Sciences - Early Career Network, and the empowerment subcommittee of Women Scientists & Engineers Council and the IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability) working group of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research centers around multiphysics and multiscale processes in fractured and porous media, with an emphasis on geochemical reaction at the fluid-fluid and fluid-solid interface and the coupled hydrological-mechanical-thermal processes triggered by these reactions.