Awards & Scholarships

Dongxiao Zhang

Dongxiao Zhang (SPE)

AIME Honorary Membership in

For his major contributions in the area of uncertainty quantification of subsurface flow and transport, for his promotion of teaching of energy resources engineering in China, and for his devoted volunteer service to SPE as a technical editor and committee member.

Professor Zhang is the Dean of College of Engineering, Director of Institute of Ocean Research, and Director of Institute of Clean Energy at Peking University, Beijing, China. Professor Zhang is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of Geological Society of America. He had held positions as Senior Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Miller Chair Professor at the Department of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, and Chair Professor at the University of Southern California. He has authored 2 books and published over 160 peer-reviewed papers. He earned both his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in hydrology and water resources in 1992 and 1993, respectively, from the University of Arizona. Professor Zhang is an internationally well-known expert in groundwater hydrology, unconventional oil and gas production, and geological carbon sequestration, whose research achievements in stochastic modeling, numerical simulation, and inverse modeling are widely adopted by his peers. Professor Zhang has been an associate editor for SPE Journal, Water Resource Research, Advances in Water Resources, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Journal of Computational Geosciences, and Vadose Zone Journal. He has served as a panelist on the RCUK Review of Energy, UK Research Councils, a member of US National Research Council’s Committee on New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences, a council member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture, and an elected member of board of trustees at Western Academy of Beijing.