Dongxiao Zhang

Dongxiao Zhang
Peking University, People's Republic of China
Dean, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science

Education

1/93 – 12/93 Ph.D. in Hydrology. Dissertation: Conditional Stochastic Analysis of Solute Transport in Heterogeneous Geologic Media. Advisor: Regents’ Professor Shlomo P. Neuman. Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson.

8/91 – 12/92 M.Sc. in Hydrology. Thesis: Some Aspects of Stochastic Flow and Transport in Complex Geologic Media. Advisor: Regents’ Professor Shlomo P. Neuman. Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson.

8/90 – 7/91 Graduate Studies in Geological Engineering. Dept. of Mining and Geological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson.

8/88 – 7/89 Graduate Studies in Rock Mechanics. Dept. of Civil and Mining Engineering. Northeastern University, Shenyang, P. R. of China.

8/84 – 7/88 B.Sc. in Engineering. Bachelor’s Thesis: A Moire Gauge for Measuring Rock Strain (A Patent Awarded). Graduated first in a class of 60. Dept. of Civil and Mining Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, P. R. of China.

 

Professional Experiences

7/13 – present Dean, College of Engineering; National Chair Professor, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China.

3/11 – 6/2013 Executive Vice Dean, College of Engineering; National Chair Professor, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China.

8/07 – 8/2010 Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Water Resources & Petroleum Engineering, The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, The University of Southern California. Stochastic uncertainty quantification for both hydrology and petroleum reservoir simulations; Multiscale modeling and simulation of flow in porous media; Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide.

5/10 – 2/2011 Founding Associate Dean, College of Engineering; Chair Professor, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China.

7/05 – 5/2010 Founding Chair (2005-2007) and Guest Professor, Department of Energy and Resources Engineering; Founding Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China.

3/04 – 7/07 Miller Chair Professor, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, the University of Oklahoma. Stochastic uncertainty quantification of oil/gas reservoir simulations; fundamental, pore-scale simulations of flow, transport, and reaction in porous media; and geological carbon sequestration as a viable option for mitigating the greenhouse effect.

9/96 – 3/04 Senior Research Scientist, and Team Leader (1999-2003), Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Developing stochastic uncertainty methods for complex environmental applications; high performance computer modeling of flow at various scales; and geological carbon sequestration.

8/02 – 12/02 Visiting Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Sabbatical leave from Los Alamos National Lab. Teaching: Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology. Research: Coupling of Surface/Subsurface Flows.

6/03 – 12/10 Adjunct Professor, and PRC Ministry of Education Chang Jiang Chair Professor (since 2005), Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, P. R. of China.

12/00 – 12/09 Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union.

8/02 – present Associate Editor, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal.

7/03 – 12/08 Associate Editor, Vadose Zone Journal, The Soil Science Society of America.

7/04 – present Editorial Board, Advances in Water Resources Research.

1/05 – 12/11 Associate Editor, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.

1/07 – present Associate Editor, Journal of Computational Geosciences.

1/10 – present Consultant Editor, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology.

3/95 – 8/96 Senior Hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. Performed numerical simulations of multiphase, multicomponent, nonisothermal flow and transport for various sites, and participated in some field investigations in the vadose zone.

1/94 – 2/95 Assistant Research Scientist, Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona. Performed NRC sponsored research in subsurface flow and transport in complex subsurface systems.

1/93 – 12/93 Graduate Research Associate, Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona. Developed and implemented stochastic theory of solute transport in heterogeneous media under uncertainty.

8/91 – 12/92 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona. Derived analytical solutions for and performed Monte Carlo simulations of subsurface flow and solute transport in complex geologic media.

8/90 – 7/91 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Arizona. Graduate courses: Statistical Methods in Engineering, and Soil Engineering. Conducted weekly problem analysis sessions. Instructor: Dr. P.H.S.W. Kulatilake.