DONGXIAO ZHANG, SPE, was appointed dean of engineering at Peking University in Beijing. He has more than 20 years of research experience in groundwater hydrology, unconventional oil and gas production, and geological carbon sequestration. Zhang has held positions as chair professor at the University of Southern California, Miller chair professor of the department of petroleum and geological engineering at the University of Oklahoma, and senior scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a council member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture. Zhang has written two books and published more than 110 peer-reviewed papers. He was an associate editor for SPE Journal, Water Resource Research, Advances in Water Resources, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Journal of Computational Geosciences, and Vadose Zone Journal. Zhang earned MS and PhD degrees in hydrology and water resources from the University of Arizona.
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