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Dongxiao Zhang
Ph.D., Professor
Dean, College of Engineering, Peking University
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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.


Research Areas and Interests

1.  Water Resources

2.  Energy Resources

3.  Global Climate Change


Publications

(SCI Citations – 1964 (papers: 1693+ Book: 271 cumulative, as of December 31, 2012. H-index: 25. The number of citations reported for each publication is also up to December 31, 2012. Researcher ID: www.researcherid.com/rid/D-5289-2009)

Books:

  1. Zhang, D., Stochastic Methods for Flow in Porous Media: Coping with Uncertainties, Academic Press, San Diego, Calif., ISBN 012-7796215, pp.350, 2002.  (SCI citation: 261)
  2. Zhang, D., and C.L. Winter, editors, Theory, Modeling and Field Investigation in Hydrogeology, Geological Society of America, pp.245, 2000.

Papers in Refereed Journals (* indicates corresponding author):

2013      (6):

  1. Song, J., and D. Zhang*, Comprehensive review of caprock-sealing mechanisms for geologic carbon sequestration, Environmental Science and Technology, 10.1021/es301610p, 47: 9-22, 2013.
  2. Wei, Z., and D. Zhang*, A Fully Coupled Multicomponent, Multiphase Flow and Geomechanics Model for Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery and CO2 Storage, SPE Journal, in press, 2013.
  3. Sun A.Y., M. Zeidouni, J.-P. Nicot, Z. Lu, and D. Zhang, Assessing Leakage Detectability at Geologic CO2 Sequestration Sites Using the Probabilistic Collocation Method, Adv. Water Resour., 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.11.017,  in press, 2013.
  4. Li, H., and D. Zhang, Stochastic Representation and Dimension Reduction for Non-Gaussian Random Fields: Review and Reflection, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s00477-013-0700-7, 2013.
  5. Ping, J., and D. Zhang, History matching of fracture distributions by ensemble Kalman filter combined with vector based level set parameterization, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2013.04.018i, 2013.
  6. Dai, C., H. Li, and D. Zhang, Efficient and Accurate Global Sensitivity Analysis for Reservoir Simulations Using Probabilistic Collocation Method, SPE Journal, in press, 2013.

2012 (3):

  1. Jahangiri, H.R., and D. Zhang*, Ensemble based Co-optimization of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.01.013, 8: 22-33, 2012.
  2. Zeng, L., L. Shi, D. Zhang, and L. Wu, A sparse grid based Bayesian method for contaminant source identification, Adv. Water Resour., 10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.09.011, 37:1-9, 2012.
  3. Shi, L., L. Zeng, D. Zhang, and J. Yang, Multiscale-finite-element-based ensemble Kalman filter for large-scale groundwater flow, J. Hydrology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.08.003, 468: 22-34, 2012.

2011 (5):

  1. Zeng, L., H. Chang, and D. Zhang*, A probabilistic collocation based Kalman filter for history matching, SPE Journal, SPE-140737-PA-P, 294-306, 2011. (SCI citation: 1)
  2. Li, H., P. Sarma, and D. Zhang*, A Comparative Study of the Probabilistic Collocation and Experimental Design Methods for Petroleum Reservoir Uncertainty Quantification, SPE Journal, SPE-140738-PA-P, 429-439, 2011. (SCI citation: 1)
  3. Jahangiri, H.R., and D. Zhang*, Effect of Spatial Heterogeneity on Plume Distribution and Dilution during CO2 Sequestration, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 10.1016/j.ijggc.2010.10.003, 5:281-293, 2011. (SCI citation: 1)
  4. Jafroodia N., and D. Zhang, New method for reservoir characterization and optimization using CRM-EnOpt approach, J Pet. Sci. Eng., 77: 155-171, 2011.
  5. Chen, Y., Q. Kang, Q.D. Cai, and D. Zhang, Lattice Boltzmann method on quadtree grids, Physical Review E, 83, 026707, 2011.

2010 (11):

  1. Xie, X.H., and D. Zhang, Data assimilation for distributed hydrological catchment modeling via ensemble Kalman filter, Advances in Water Resources, 33: 678–690, 2010. (Selected as one of the “Top 100 Most Cited Chinese Papers Published in International Journals”) (SCI citation: 8)
  2. Zhang, D.*, L. Shi, H. Chang, and J. Yang, A comparative study of numerical approaches to risk assessment of contaminant transport, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 10.1007/s00477-010-0400-5, 2010. (SCI citation: 5)
  3. Wei, Z., and D. Zhang*, Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanics for Triple-Porosity/Dual-Permeability Modeling of Coalbed Methane Recovery, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 47: 1242–1253, 2010. (SCI citation: 2)
  4. Chang, H., D. Zhang*, and Z. Lu, History Matching of Facies Distribution with the EnKF and Level Set Parameterization, J. Comp. Phys., 229:8011-8030, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2010.07.005, 2010. (SCI citation: 3)
  5. Chen, C., and D. Zhang*, Pore-scale simulation of density-driven convection in fractured porous media during geological CO2 sequestration, Water Resources Research, 46, W11527, doi:10.1029/2010WR009453, 2010. (SCI citation: 4)
  6. Li, Z., D. Zhang, and X. Li, Tracking colloid transport in porous media using discrete flow fields and sensitivity of simulated colloid deposition to space discretization, Environmental Science & Technology, 44(4), 1274-1280, 2010. (SCI citation: 4)
  7. Li, X.*, Z. Li, and D. Zhang*, Role of low flow and backward flow zones on colloid transport in pore structures derived from real porous media, Environmental Science & Technology, 44(13), 4936-4942, 2010. (SCI citation: 10)
  8. Chang, H., Y. Chen, and D. Zhang*, Data Assimilation of Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanics via Ensemble Kalman Filter, SPE Journal, SPE-118963-PA, 2010. (SCI citation: 2)
  9. Zeng, L., and D. Zhang*, A stochastic collocation based Kalman filter for data assimilation, Computational Geosciences, 10.1007/s10596-010-9183-5, 2010. (SCI citation: 2)
  10. Chen, C., A. Packman , D. Zhang , and J. -F. Gaillard, A multi-scale investigation of interfacial transport, pore fluid flow, and fine particle deposition in a sediment bed, Water Resources Research, vol. 46, W11560, doi:10.1029/2009WR009018, 2010. (SCI citation: 2)
  11. Shi, L., D. Zhang*, L. Lin, and J. Yang, A multiscale probabilistic collocation method for subsurface flow in heterogeneous media, Water Resources Research, VOL. 46, W11562, doi:10.1029/2010WR009066,  2010. (SCI citation: 2)

2009  (12):

  1. Li, H., and D. Zhang*, Efficient and Accurate Quantification of Uncertainty for Multiphase Flow with Probabilistic Collocation Method, SPE Journal, 10.2118/114802-PA, 665?679, 2009. (SCI citation: 4)
  2. Chang, H., and D. Zhang*, A Comparative Study of Stochastic Collocation Methods for Flow in Porous Media, Commun. Comput. Phys., 6(3): 509-535, 2009. (SCI citation: 6)
  3. Chen, Y., D. Oliver, and D. Zhang, Data Assimilation for Nonlinear Problems by Ensemble Kalman Filter with Reparameterization, J. Petroleum Science & Engineering,  doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2008.12.002, 66(1-2): 1-14, 2009. (SCI citation: 11)
  4. Rapaka, S., R. Pawar, P. Stauffer, D. Zhang, S. Chen, Onset of convection over a transient base-state in anisotropic and layered porous media, J. Fluid Mech., 641: 227-244, doi:10.1017/S0022112009991479, 2009. (SCI citation: 10)
  5. Chen, Y., D. Oliver, and D. Zhang, Efficient Ensemble-Based Closed-Loop Production Optimization, SPE Journal, 10.2118/112873-PA, 14(4): 634-645, 2009. (SCI citation: 13)
  6. Shi, L.S., J.Z. Yang, and D. Zhang, A stochastic approach to nonlinear unconfined flow subject to multiple random fields, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment , 23: 823-835, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-008-0261-3, 2009. (SCI citation: 2)
  7. Shi, L., J. Yang, and D. Zhang, Evaluating the Uncertainty of Darcy Velocity with Sparse Grid Collocation Method, Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences, 52(11): 3270-3278, 10.1007/s11431-009-0353-4, 2009. (SCI citation: 1)
  8. Lu, G., D. J. DePaolo, Q. Kang, and D. Zhang, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of snow crystal growth in clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D07305, doi:10.1029/2008JD011087, 2009. (SCI citation: 2)
  9. Chen, C., and D. Zhang*, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of the rise and dissolution of two-dimensional immiscible droplets, Physics of Fluids, 21, 103301, DOI: 10.1063/1.3253385, 2009. (SCI citation: 3)
  10. Feng, X.T., W.X. Ding, and D. Zhang, Multi-crack interaction in limestone subject to stress and flow of chemical solutions, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 46(1): 159-171, 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2008.08.001, 2009. (SCI citation: 7)
  11. Shi, L., J. Yang, D. Zhang, and H. Li, Probabilistic Collocation Method for Unconfined Flow in Heterogeneous Media, J. Hydrology, 365(1-2):4-10, 2009. (SCI citation: 7)
  12. Li, W., Z. Lu, D. Zhang*, Stochastic Analysis of Unsaturated Flow with Probabilistic Collocation Method, Water Resources Research, 45, W08425,  doi:10.1029/2008WR007530, 2009. (SCI citation: 6)

2008 (6):

  1. Liu, G., Y. Chen, and D. Zhang, Investigation of Flow and Transport Processes at the MADE Site Using Ensemble Kalman Filter, Adv. Water Resour., 31: 975–986, 2008. (SCI citation: 29)
  2. Rapaka, S., S. Chen, R. Pawar, P.H. Stauffer, and D. Zhang, Nonmodal Growth of Perturbations in Density-driven Convection in Porous Media, J Fluid Mech., vol. 609, pp. 285–303, 2008. (SCI citation: 19)
  3. Ding, Y., T. Li, D. Zhang, and P. Zhang, Adaptive Stroud stochastic collocation method for flow in random porous media via Karhunen-Loeve expansion, Communications in Comp. Phys., 4(1):102-123, 2008. (SCI citation: 7)
  4. Shi, L., J. Yang, and D. Zhang, The KL-Based Moment-Equation Method for Unconfined flow Subject to Multiple Random Fields, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 10.1007/s00477-008-0261-3, 2008. (SCI citation: 2)
  5. Gainis, B., H. Klie, M.F. Wheeler, T. Wildey, I. Yotov, and D. Zhang, Stochastic Collocation and Mixed finite elements for Flow in Porous Media, Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg., 197: 3547–3559, 2008. (SCI citation: 13)
  6. Ding, G., J.J. Jiao, and D. Zhang, Modelling study on the impact of deep building foundations on the groundwater system, Hydrol. Process., 22(12): 1857-1865, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6768, 2008. (SCI citation: 2)

2007 (7):

  1. Li, H., and D. Zhang*, Probabilistic collocation method for flow in porous media: Comparisons with other stochastic methods, Water Resour. Res., 43, W09409, doi:10.1029/2006WR005673, 2007. (SCI citation: 30)
  2. Zhang, D.*, Z. Lu, and Y. Chen, Dynamic Reservoir Data Assimilation with an Efficient, Dimension-Reduced Kalman Filter, SPE Journal, 12(1), 108-117, 2007. (SCI citation: 18)
  3. Kang, Q., P.C. Lichtner, and D. Zhang, An Improved Lattice Boltzmann Model for Multi-Component Reactive Transport in Porous Media at the Pore Scale, Water Resources Research, 43, W12S14, doi:10.1029/2006WR005551, 2007. (SCI citation: 26)
  4. Lu, Z., Zhang, D., and B. Robinson, Explicit Analytical Solutions for One-Dimensional Steady State Flow in Layered, Heterogeneous Unsaturated Soils under Uncertainties , Water Resources Research, 43, W09413, doi:10.1029/2005WR004795, 2007. (SCI citation: 2)
  5. Liu, G., Z. Lu, and D. Zhang*, Stochastic Uncertainty Analysis for Solute Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Media Using a Karhunen-Loeve Based Moment Equation Approach, Water Resources Research, 43, W07427, doi:10.1029/2006WR005193, 2007. (SCI citation: 3)
  6. Xu, X., S. Chen, and D. Zhang*, Comment on the effect of anisotropy on the onset of convection in a porous medium – Reply, Adv. Water Resour., 30 (3): 698-699, 2007. (SCI citation: 1)
  7. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Stochastic Simulations for Flow in Nonstationary Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media using a KL-based Moment-equation Approach, SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 6(1), 228-245, DOI. 10.1137/060665282, 2007. (SCI citation: 6)

2006 (6):

  1. Xu, X., S. Chen, and D. Zhang*, Convective Stability Analysis of the Long-Term Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Deep Saline Aquifers, Adv. Water Resour., 29(3):397-407, 2006. (SCI citation: 53)
  2. Chen, Y., and D. Zhang*, Data Assimilation for Transient Flow in Geologic Formations via Ensemble Kalman Filter, Adv. Water Resour., 29, 1107–1122, 2006. (SCI citation: 60)
  3. Kang, Q., P.C. Lichtner, and D. Zhang, Lattice-Boltzmann Pore-Scale Model for Multi-Component Reactive Transport in Porous Media, J. Geophy. Res., VOL. 111, B05203, doi:10.1029/2005JB003951, 2006. (SCI citation: 42)
  4. Chen, M., A. Keller, D. Zhang, Z. Lu, and G.A. Zyvoloski, A Stochastic Analysis of Transient Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media , Water Resources Research, 42(3), W03425, doi:10.1029/2005WR004257, 2006. (SCI citation: 7)
  5. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang*, Accurate, Efficient Quantification of Uncertainty for Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs using the KLME Approach, SPE Journal, 11(2), 239-247, 2006. (SCI citation: 5)
  6. Liu, G., D. Zhang, and Z. Lu, Stochastic Uncertainty Analysis for Unconfined Flow Systems, Water Resources Research, VOL. 42, W09412, doi:10.1029/2005WR004766, 2006. (SCI citation: 6)

2005 (4):

  1. Kang, Q., D. Zhang, and S. Chen, Displacement of a Three-Dimensional Immiscible Droplet in a Duct, J. Fluid Mech., 545: 41-66, 2005. (SCI citation: 32)
  2. Chen, M., D. Zhang, A. Keller, and Z. Lu, A stochastic analysis of steady state two-phase flow in heterogeneous media, Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, W01006, doi:10.1029/2004WR003412, 2005. (SCI citation: 14)
  3. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Analytical Solutions of Statistical Moments for Transient Flow in Two-Dimensional Bounded, Randomly Heterogeneous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol.41, W01016, doi:10.1029/2004WR003389, 2005. (SCI citation: 2)
  4. Kang, Q., I.N. Tsimpanogiannis, D. Zhang, and P. Lichtner, Numerical modeling of pore-scale phenomena during CO2 sequestration in oceanic sediments, Fuel Processing Technology, 86:1647-1665, 2005. (SCI citation: 20)

2004 (12):

  1. Zhang, D.*, and Z. Lu, An Efficient, High-Order Perturbation Approach for Flow in Random Porous Media via Karhunen-Loeve and Polynomial Expansions, J. of Computational Physics, 194(2), 773-794, 2004. (SCI citation: 74)
  2. Kang, Q., D. Zhang, and P. Lichtner, and I. Tsimpanogiannis, Lattice Boltzmann Model for Hydrate Crystal Growth from Supersaturated Solution, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L21604(1-5), 2004. (SCI citation: 27)
  3. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang*, A comparative study on quantifying uncertainty of flow in randomly heterogeneous media using Monte Carlo simulations, the conventional and KL-based moment-equation approaches, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 26(2), 558-577, 2004. (SCI citation: 20)
  4. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Conditional Simulations of Flow in Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media using a KL-based Moment-equation Approach, Advances in Water Resources, 27:859-874, 2004. (SCI citation: 14)
  5. Zhang, D., and Q. Kang, Pore Scale Simulation of Solute Transport in Fractured Porous Media, Geophysical Research Letters, vol.31(6), 2004. (SCI citation: 13)
  6. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Analytical Solutions to Unsaturated Flow in Layered, Heterogeneous Soils via Kirchhoff Transformation, Advances in Water Resources, 27:775-784, 2004. (SCI citation: 10)
  7. Zhang, Y.K., and D. Zhang, Forum: The State of Stochastic Hydrology, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 18(4):265, 2004. (SCI citation: 9)
  8. Zhang, D.*, and Z. Lu, Stochastic Delineation of Well Capture Zones, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 18(1), 39-46, 2004. (SCI citation: 4)
  9. Hu, B.X., J. Wu, and Zhang, D., A Numerical Method of Moments for Solute Transport in Physically and Chemically Nonstationary Formations: Linear Equilibrium Sorption with Random Kd, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 18(1), 22-30, 2004. (SCI citation: 1)
  10. Sun, A., and D. Zhang, A Solute Flux Approach to Transport through Bounded, Unsaturated Heterogeneous Porous Media, Vadose Zone Journal, 3:513-526, 2004. (SCI citation: 1)
  11. Kang, Q., D. Zhang, and S. Chen, Immiscible Displacement in a Channel: Simulations of Fingering in Two Dimensions, Adv. Water Resources, 27(1), 13-22, 2004. (SCI citation: 20)
  12. Yang, J., D. Zhang*, and Z. Lu, Stochastic Analysis of Saturated-Unsaturated Flow in Heterogeneous Media by Combining Karhunen-Loeve Expansion and Perturbation Method, J. Hydrology, vol.294, 18-38, 2004. (SCI citation: 13)

2003 (8):

  1. Kang, Q., D. Zhang*, and S. Chen, Simulation of Dissolution and Precipitation in Porous Media, J. Geophysical Research -- Solid Earth, 108(B10), 2505, doi:10.1029/2003JB002504, 2003. (SCI citation: 38)
  2. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, On Importance Sampling Monte Carlo Approach to Uncertainty Analysis of Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Adv. Water Resources, 26(11), 1177-1188, 2003. (SCI citation: 18)
  3. Li, L., H.A. Tchelepi, and D. Zhang*, Perturbation-Based Moment Equation Approach for Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media: Applicability Range and Analysis of High-Order Terms, J. of Computational Physics, 188(1), pp 296 - 317, 2003. (SCI citation: 10)
  4. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, On Stochastic Study of Well Capture Zones in Bounded, Randomly Heterogeneous Media, Water Resources Research, 39(4), doi:10.1029/2002WR001633, 2003. (SCI citation: 9)
  5. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Solute Spreading in Nonstationary Flows in Bounded Heterogeneous Saturated-Unsaturated Media, Water Resource Research, 39(3), 1049, doi:10.1029/2001WR000908, 2003. (SCI citation: 8)
  6. Wu, J., B.X. Hu, D. Zhang, and C. Shirley, A Three-Dimensional Numerical Method of Moments for Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport in a Nonstationary Conductivity Field, Adv. Water Resources, 26(11), 1149-1169, 2003. (SCI citation: 10)
  7. Wu J., B.X. Hu, and D. Zhang, Applications of Nonstationary Stochastic Theories to Solute Transport in Multi-Scale Geological Media, Journal of Hydrology, 275:208-228, 2003. (SCI citation: 7)
  8. Hu, B.X., J. Wu, A.K. Panorska, D. Zhang, and C. He, Stochastic Study on Groundwater flow and Solute Transport in Porous Media with Multi-Scale Heterogeneity, Advances in Water Resources, 26:541-560, 2003. (SCI citation: 1)

2002 (9):

  1. Kang, Q., D. Zhang, and S. Chen, Displacement of a Two-Dimensional Immiscible Droplet in a Channel, Physics of Fluids, 14(9), 3203-3214, 2002. (SCI citation: 71)
  2. Kang, Q., D. Zhang, S. Chen, and X. He, Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Chemical Dissolution in Porous Media, Physical Review E, 65(3), 2002. (SCI citation: 48)
  3. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang*, On Stochastic Modeling of Flow in Multimodal Heterogeneous Formations, Water Resources Research, 38(10), doi:10.1029/2001WR001026, 2002. (SCI citation: 38)
  4. Kang, Q., D. Zhang, and S. Chen, Unified Lattice Boltzmann Method for flow in Multiscale Porous Media, Physical Review E, 66(11), 056307, 2002. (SCI citation: 40)
  5. Zhang, D.*, and Z. Lu, Stochastic Analysis of Flow in a Heterogeneous Unsaturated-Saturated System, Water Resources Research, 38(2), doi:10.1029/2001WR000515, 2002. (SCI citation: 17)
  6. Valentine, G., D. Zhang, and B.A. Robinson, Modeling Complex, Nonlinear Geological Processes, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 30: 35-64, 2002. (SCI citation: 5)
  7. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang*, Stochastic Analysis of Transient Flow in Heterogeneous, Variably Saturated Porous Media: The van Genuchten-Mualem Constitutive Model, Vadose Zone Journal, 1(1), 137-149, 2002.
  8. Lu, G., and D. Zhang*, Nonstationary Stochastic Analysis of Flow in a Heterogeneous Semiconfined Aquifer, Water Resources Research, 38(8), doi:10.1029/2001WR000546, 2002. (SCI citation: 2)
  9. Hu, B.X., H. Huang, and D. Zhang, Stochastic Analysis of Solute Transport in Heterogeneous, Dual-Permeability Media, Water Resources Research, 38(9), doi:10.1029/2001WR000442, 2002. (SCI citation: 5)

2000 (5):

  1. Zhang, D.*, R. Zhang, S. Chen, and W.E. Soll, Pore Scale Study of Flow in Porous Media: Scale Dependency, REV, and Statistical REV, Geophysical Research Letters, 27(8), 1195-1198, 2000. (SCI citation: 73)
  2. Zhang, D.*, R. Andricevic, A.Y. Sun, X.B. Hu, and G. He, Solute Flux Approach to Transport Through Spatially Nonstationary Flow in Porous Media, Water Resources Research, 36(8), 2107-2120, 2000. (SCI citation: 32)
  3. Zhang, D.*, and A.Y. Sun, Stochastic Analysis of Groundwater Flow in Fractured Porous Media: A Double-Permeability Approach, Water Resources Research, 36(4), 865-874, 2000. (SCI citation: 17)
  4. Zhang, D.*, L. Li, and H.A. Tchelepi, Stochastic Formulation for Uncertainty Assessment of Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 5(1), 60-70, 2000. (SCI citation: 17)
  5. Sun, A.Y., and D. Zhang*, Prediction of Solute Spreading in Unsaturated, Bounded Heterogeneous Porous Media, Water Resources Research, 36(3), 715-723, 2000. (SCI citation: 10)

1999 (5):

  1. Zhang, D.*, Nonstationary Stochastic Analysis of Transient Unsaturated Flow in Randomly Heterogeneous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol.35, No.4, 1999. (SCI citation: 42)
  2. Harter, Th., and D. Zhang, Water Flow and Solute Spreading in Heterogeneous Soils with Spatially Variable Water Content, Water Resources Research, Vol.35, No.2, 1999. (SCI citation: 30)
  3. Zhang, D.*, and C.L. Winter, Moment Equation Approach to Single-Phase Fluid Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, Vol.4, No.2, 1999. (SCI citation: 30)
  4. Zhang, D.*, and H. Tchelepi, Stochastic Analysis of Immiscible Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Media, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 4(4), 380-388, 1999.
  5. Zhang, D.*, Quantification of Uncertainty for Fluid Flow in Heterogeneous Petroleum Reservoirs, Physica D, 133, 488-497, 1999. (SCI citation: 6)

1998 (4):

  1. Zhang, D.*, Numerical Solutions to Statistical Moment Equations of Groundwater Flow in Nonstationary, Bounded Heterogeneous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol.34, No.3, 1998. (SCI citation: 49)
  2. Zhang, D.*, and C.L. Winter, Nonstationary Stochastic Analysis of Steady-State Flow Through Variably Saturated, Heterogeneous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol.34, No.5, 1998. (SCI citation: 30)
  3. Zhang, D.*, T. Wallstrom, and L. Winter, Stochastic Analysis of Steady-State Unsaturated Flow in Heterogeneous media: Comparison of Brooks-Corey and Gardner-Russo models, Water Resources Research, Vol.34, No.6, 1998. (SCI citation: 28)
  4. Xin, J., and D. Zhang*, Stochastic Analysis of Biodegradation Fronts in One-Dimensional Heterogeneous Porous Media, Advances in Water Resources, Vol.22, No.2, 1998. (SCI citation: 11)

1997 (2):

  1. Zhang, D.*, Conditional Stochastic Analysis of Multiphase Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous, Variably Saturated Media, Transport in Porous Media, Vol.27, No.3, 1997. (SCI citation: 5)
  2. Zhang, Y.-K., and D. Zhang,  Time-Dependent Dispersion of Non-ergodic Solute Transport in Two-Dimensional Heterogeneous Porous Media, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol.2, No.2, 1997.

1996 (4):

  1. Hsu, K.-C., D. Zhang, and S.P. Neuman, Higher-Order Effects on Flow and Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol.32, No.3, 1996. (SCI citation: 59)
  2. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Effect of Local Dispersion on Solute Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media, Water Resources Research, Vol.32, No.9, 1996. (SCI citation: 38)
  3. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Head and Velocity Covariances Under Quasi-Steady State Flow and Their Effects on Advective Transport, Water Resources Research, Vol.32, No.1, 1996. (SCI citation: 19)
  4. Zhang, Y.-K., D. Zhang, and J. Lin, Non-Ergodic Solute Transport in Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Isotropic Aquifers, Water Resources Research, Vol.32, No.9, 1996. (SCI citation: 25)

1995 (5):

  1. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Eulerian-Lagrangian Analysis of Transport Conditioned on Hydraulic Data: 1. Analytical-Numerical Approach, Water Resources Research, Vol.31, No.1, 1995. (SCI citation: 50)
  2. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Eulerian-Lagrangian Analysis of Transport Conditioned on Hydraulic Data: 2. Effects of Log Transmissivity and Hydraulic Head Measurements, Water Resources Research, Vol.31, No.1, 1995. (SCI citation: 21)
  3. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Eulerian-Lagrangian Analysisof Transport Conditioned on Hydraulic Data: 3. Spatial Moments, Travel Time Distribution, Mass Flow Rate and Cumulative Release Across a Compliance Surface, Water Resources Research, Vol.31, No.1, 1995. (SCI citation: 21)
  4. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Eulerian-Lagrangian Analysis of Transport Conditioned on Hydraulic Data: 4. Uncertain Initial Plume State and Non-Gaussian Velocities, Water Resources Research, Vol.31, No.1, 1995. (SCI citation: 11)
  5. Zhang, D., Impacts of Local Dispersion and First--Order Decay on Solute Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media, Transport in Porous Media, Vol.21, No.2, 1995. (SCI citation: 5)

Others (2):

  1. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Comment on “A Note on Head and Velocity Covariances in Three-Dimensional Flow through Heterogeneous Anisotropic Porous Media” by Y. Rubin and G. Dagan, Water Resources Research, Vol.31, No.12, 1992. (SCI citation: 35)
  2. Zhang, D., Rotating Sense Determination in Planar Gear Train by Use of Complex Number, Journal of Northeastern University, P. R. China, No.1, 1988.

Under Review:

  1. X. Xie, and D. Zhang, A partitioned update scheme for state-parameter estimation of distributed hydrologic models based on the ensemble Kalman filter, Water Resour. Res., under review, 2012.
  2. Liao, Q., and D. Zhang, Constrained probabilistic collocation method for uncertainty quantification of geophysical models, Adv. Water Resour., under review, 2012.

Papers in Books and Conference Proceedings:

  1. Ghods, P., and D. Zhang, Automatic Estimation of Fracture Properties in Multi-Stage Fractured Shale Gas Horizontal, The SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA: SPE 153913, 2012.
  2. Zhang, D., H. Li, and H. Chang, History Matching for Non-Gaussian Random Fields Using the Probabilistic Collocation Based Kalman Filter, SPE 141893, The 2009 SPE Reservoir Symposium, The Woodlands, Texas, Feb. 21-23, 2011.
  3. Li, W., D. Oyerinde, D. Stern, X.H. Wu, and D. Zhang, Probabilistic Collocation Based Kalman Filter for Assisted History Matching, SPE 141930, The 2009 SPE Reservoir Symposium, The Woodlands, Texas, Feb. 21-23, 2011.
  4. Jahangiri, H.R., and D. Zhang, Optimization of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery in Oil Reservoir, The SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA: SPE 133594, 2010.
  5. Ghods, P., and D. Zhang. Ensemble Based Characterization and History Matching of Naturally Fractured Tight/Shale Gas Reservoirs, The SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA: SPE133606, 2010.
  6. Jahangiri, H.R., and D. Zhang, Optimization of the Net Present Value of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery, OTC 21985, The 2011 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 2–5 May 2011.
  7. Chang, H., Y. Chen, and D. Zhang, Data Assimilation of Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanics via Ensemble Kalman Filter, SPE 118963, The 2009 SPE Reservoir Symposium, The Woodlands, Texas, Feb. 2-4, 2009.
  8. Li, H., H. Chang, and D. Zhang, Stochastic Collocation Methods for Efficient and Accurate Quantification of Uncertainty in Multiphase Reservoir Simulations, SPE 118964, The 2009 SPE Reservoir Symposium, The Woodlands, Texas, Feb. 2-4, 2009.
  9. Zhang, D., H. Li, H. Chang, and G. Yan, Non-Intrusive Stochastic Approaches for Efficient Quantification of Uncertainty Associated with Reservoir Simulations, 11th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Bergen, Norway, 8-11 September 2008.
  10. Lu, Z., D. Zhang, and Y. Chen, Information fusion using the Kalman Filter based on Karhunen-Loeve decomposition, in Quantitative Information Fusion for Hydrological Sciences by X. Cai and T.C. J. Yeh, 2008.
  11. Klie, H.M., M.F. Wheeler, G. Liu, and D. Zhang, Stochastic Subspace Projection Methods for Efficient Multiphase Flow Uncertainty Assessment, 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4-7 September 2006.
  12. Zhang, D., Z. Lu, and G. Liu, An Efficient Stochastic Decomposition Approach for Large-Scale Subsurface Flow Problems, Computational Method for Water Resources - XVI, 18-22 June 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  13. Kang, Q., P. Lichtner, and D. Zhang, Recent progresses in Lattice Boltzmann simulations of flow and multi-component reactive transport in porous media, Computational Method for Water Resources - XVI, 18-22 June 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  14. Zhang, D., Z. Lu, and Y. Chen, Dynamic Reservoir Data Assimilation with an Efficient, Dimension-Reduced Kalman Filter, The 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 9 – 12 October 2005.
  15. Zhang, D., Multiscale Modeling of Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media via the Lattice Boltzmann Method, The 3rd Biot  Conference on Poromechanics, Norman, OK, May 24-27, 2005.
  16. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Accurate, Efficient Quantification of Uncertainty for Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs using the KLME Approach, SPE paper #93452, The 2005 SPE Reservoir Symposium, Houston, Texas, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2005.
  17. Lu, Z., Higdon, and D. Zhang, A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method for the Groundwater Inverse Problem, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, June 13-17, 2004, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
  18. Lu, Z. , and D. Zhang, Stochastic analysis of flow in heterogeneous, nonstationary unsaturated-saturated porous media, Proceedings of the 10th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, American Nuclear Society, 13-19, 2003
  19. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, An Efficient Approach for Simulating Saturated Flow in Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media Conditioned on Hydraulic Conductivity Measurements, Proceedings of MODFLOW and More 2003: Understanding through Modeling, Sept 16-20, Boulder, CO.
  20. Zhang, D., and Z. Lu, Monte Carlo Simulations of Solute Transport in Bimodal Randomly Heterogeneous Porous Media, Proceeding of World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003 and Symposium of Probabilistic Approaches and Groundwater Modeling, June 22-26, 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
  21. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Higher-order approximations for saturated flow in random heterogeneous media via Karhunen-Loeve decomppsition, Proceeding of World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003 and Symposium of Probabilistic Approaches and Groundwater Modeling, June 22-26, 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
  22. Pawar, R.J., N. Warpinski, B. Stubbs, and D. Zhang, Numerical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in a Depleted Oil Reservoir, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, May 5-8, 2003.
  23. Lu, Z., and D. Zhang, Stochastic analysis of flow in heterogeneous, nonstationary unsaturated-saturated porous media, Proceeding of the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, March 30-April 2, 2003, Las Vegas, NV.
  24. Zhang, D., Q. Kang, and S. Chen, Study of Fluid Flow, Transport and Reaction in Porous Media with the Lattice Boltzmann Method, the XIV International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Delft, The Netherlands, June 23-28, 2002.
  25. Zhang, D., and Z. Lu, Stochastic Analysis of Well Capture Zones in Heterogeneous Porous Media, the 4th International Conference on Calibrating and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling (ModelCARE 2002), Prague, Czech Republic, June 17-20, 2002.
  26. Hu, B.X., J. Wu, D. Zhang, and C. Shirley, A Numerical Method of Moments for Solute Flux in Nonstationary Flow Fields, the 4th International Conference on Calibrating and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling (ModelCARE 2002), Prague, Czech Republic, June 17-20, 2002.
  27. Krumhansl, J., R. Pawar, H. Westrich, N. Warpinski, D. Zhang, and others, Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in a Depleted Oil Reservoir, The SPE/DOE Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 13-17, 2002.
  28. Lu, Z., and Zhang, D., and E. Keating, Applicability of Unimodal Stochastic Approaches in Simulating flow in Bimodal Heterogeneous Formations, International Groundwater Symposium on “Bridging the Gap between Measurement and Modeling in Heterogeneous Media”, Berkeley, California, March 25-28, 2002.
  29. Pawar, R.J., D. Zhang, D., H.R. Westrich, and C. Byrer, Sequestration of CO2 in a Depleted Oil Reservoir: Numerical Simulations Related to a Field Demonstration,
  30. International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Newcastle NSW, Australia, December 4-7, 2001.
  31. Pawar, R.J., D. Zhang, D., B. Stubbs, and H.R. Westrich, Sequestration of CO2 in a depleted oil reservoir: Preliminary simulation study, the 1st National Carbon Sequestration Conference Proceedings, May 15-17, 2001.
  32. Zhang, D., among others, Sequestration of CO2 in a depleted oil reservoir: An overview, the 1st National Carbon Sequestration Conference Proceedings, May 15-17, 2001.
  33. Zhang, D., L. Li, and H.A. Tchelepi, Stochastic Formulation for Uncertainty Assessment of Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs, the 15th Reservoir Simulation Symposium, 1999.
  34. Harter, Th., D. Zhang, and S. Ezzedine, Non-Point Source Pollution on the Field Scale: Heterogeneity and Uncertainty, in 1997 Joint Chapman/SSSA Outreach Conference: Applications of GIS, Remote Sensing, Geostatistics, and Solute Transport Modeling to the Assessment of Non-Point Source Pollutants in the Vadose Zone, 1997.
  35. Zhang, D., and Y.-K. Zhang,  Higher-Order Velocity Covariance and its Effect on Advective Transport in Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Anisotropic Media, in Computational Methods in Water Resources XI, 1996.
  36. Ksu, K.-C., D. Zhang, and S. P. Neuman, Higher-order effects on flow and transport in randomly heterogeneous porous media, in Advances in Ground Water Pollution Control and Remediation, ed. by M. M. Aral, Kluwer Academic Pub., Dordrecht, pp. 75-96, 1996.
  37. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, A Stochastically-Derived, Deterministic Model of Solute Transport Conditioned on Hydraulic Data, in Models for Assessing and Monitoring Groundwater Quality, ed. by B.J.  Wagner, T.H. Illangasekare and K.H. Jensen, IAHS Publ. no. 227, 1995.
  38. Harter, Th., and D. Zhang, Conditional Prediction of Transport in Unsaturated, Heterogeneous Porous Media: Monte Carlo Simulation vs. Eulerian-Lagrangian Theory, in Models for Assessing and Monitoring Groundwater Quality, ed. by B.J.  Wagner, T.H. Illangasekare and K.H. Jensen, IAHS Publ. no. 227, 1995.
  39. Zhang, D., and S.P. Neuman, Information-Dependent Prediction of Solute Transport in Heterogeneous Geologic Media, in Computational Methods in Water Resources X, ed. by A. Peters, G. Wittum, B. Herling, and U. Meissner, Kluwer Academic Publ., Netherlands, Vol.1, 545--552, 1994.
  40. Neuman, S.P., and D. Zhang, Considerations of Scale and Information Content in Subsurface Flow and Transport Modeling, in Proc. Joint USGS/USNRC Technical Workshop on Research Related to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal, Reston, Virginia, 1994.
  41. Neuman, S.P., O. Levin, S. Orr, E. Paleologos, D. Zhang, and Y.-K. Zhang, Nonlocal Representations of Subsurface Flow and Transport by Conditional Moments, Computational Stochastic Mechanics, ed. by A.H.-D. Cheng and C.Y. Yang, Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, United Kingdom, 1993.
     

Honors And Awards

  1. Recipient of “Top 100 Most Cited Chinese Papers Published in International Journals” Award, 2011.
  2. Elected Member, The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of America, 2011.
  3. Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2009.
  4. Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 2007 Outstanding Review Chair Award.
  5. Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 2006 Outstanding Technical Editor Award.
  6. Natural Science Foundation of China, Outstanding Young Researcher Award, 2007-2011
  7. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Outstanding Young Oversea Researcher Foundation Award, 2005-2007.
  8. Elected member of Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Oversea Evaluation Expert Committee, 2005-2007.Elected Member, IPACES (International Professionals for the Advancement of Chinese Earth Sciences), since 2002
  9. Los Alamos Award, 1999.
  10. LANL Outstanding Asian Employee, 1997.
  11. Top Student Awards, 1984-1988.

Professional Memberships

1.         AGU, American Geophysical Union, since 1992.

2.         SPE, Society of Petroleum Engineers, since 1999.

3.         GSA, Geological Society of America, since 2001; Fellow, since 2009.

4.         ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers, since 2003.

5.         SIAM, Society of Industrial and Applies Mathematics, since 2005.

 


Graduate Students And Post-docs Supervised

  1. XUE Liang, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2012-present
  2. LIN Qing, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2011-present
  3. CHANG Haibin, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2011-present
  4. SEN Linfang, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2010-present
  5. XIE Xianhong, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2008-2010 (Now at Beijing Normal University)
  6. SONG Kaoping, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2009-2011 (Now at Northeastern University of Petroleum)
  7. LEI Huaiyu, Post-Doc., Peking University, 2008-2010 (Now at PetroChina)
  8. Liangsheng Shi, Post-Doc., University of Southern California, 2009-2010 (Now at Wuhan University)
  9. Lingzao Zeng, Post-Doc., University of Southern California, 2008-2010 (Now at Zhejiang University)
  10. Cheng Chen, Post-Doc., University of Southern California, 2008-2009 (Now at Purdue University)
  11. ZHANG Zhequn, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2012-present
  12. JIANG Zheng, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2012-present
  13. YANG Tingyun, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2011-present
  14. DAI Cheng, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2010-present
  15. WU Tianhao, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2010-present
  16. LI Xiang, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2009-present
  17. WEI Zhijie, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2008-present
  18. MA Pengfei, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2008-present
  19. LEI Ming, M.Sc. student, Peking University, 2008-2011
  20. LI Zhelong, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2007-2012
  21. LIU Wei, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2007-present
  22. PING Jing, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2006-2012
  23. CHANG Haibin, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2006-2011
  24. Le Lu, Ph.D. student, University of Southern California,2009-present
  25. Qinzhuo Liao, Ph.D. student, University of Southern California,2009-present
  26. Hamed Haddad Zadegan, Ph.D. student, University of Southern California,2008-present
  27. Hamid Reza Jahangiri, Ph.D. student, University of Southern California,2007-present
  28. Parham Ghods, Ph.D. student, University of Southern California,2007-present
  29. Nelia Jafroodi, Ph.D. student (co-advising), University of Southern California,2007-2009 (Now at Chevron)
  30. Liangsheng Shi, visiting Ph.D. student, University of Southern California, 2007-present
  31. Heng Li, Ph.D. student, University of Southern California, 2006-present
  32. LI Xiang, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2009-present
  33. WEI Zhijie, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2008-present
  34. MA Pengfei, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2008-present
  35. LEI Ming, M.Sc. student, Peking University, 2008-present
  36. LI Zhelong, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2007-present
  37. LIU Wei, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2007-present
  38. PING Jing, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2006-present
  39. CHANG Haibin, Ph.D. student, Peking University, 2006-present
  40. LI Weixuan, Ph.D. student, Peking University and University of Southern California, 2007-present
  41. Zunyi Xia, M.Sc. student, University of Oklahoma, 2005-2007
  42. Ben Qin, M.Sc. student, University of Oklahoma, 2004-2007
  43. Yan Chen, Ph.D. student, University of Oklahoma, 2004-2007 (Now at Chevron)
  44. Gaisheng Liu, Post-Doc., University of Oklahoma, 2005-2006 (Now at University of Kansas)
  45. Alex Sun, Ph.D, home school: UC Berkeley, 1998-2000. (Directed his dissertation research)  (Now at Southwest Research Institute)
  46. Raoyang Zhang, Ph.D, home school: U. Delaware, 1998-2000. (Co-directed his dissertation research) (Now at Exa Corporation)
  47. Roseanna Neupier, Ph.D, home school: New Mexico Tech., 1996-2000. (Served in her Ph.D. Study Committee) (Now at University of Colorado at Boulder)
  48. Qinjun Kang, Ph.D student, home school: Johns Hopkins U., 2000-2003. (Directed his dissertation research) (Now at Los Alamos National Lab)
  49. Mingjie Chen, Ph.D student, home school: UC Santa Barbara, 2003-2005. (Directing his dissertation research) (Now at Los Alamos National Lab)
  50. Zhiming Lu, Post-Doc., 2000-2002. (Now at Los Alamos National Lab)
  51. Qinjun Kang, Post-Doc., 2003-2004. (Now at Los Alamos National Lab)
     

Partial List Of Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, Mini-Symposium on “Mechanical Challenges in Energy”, the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2012), Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2012.
  • Invited keynote Talk, “Mechanisms for Geological Carbon Sequestration”, the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2012), Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2012. 
  • Member, Committee on “New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation”, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, 2010-2011.
  • Consultant Editor, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, since 2010.
  • Panelist, The RCUK Review of Energy, UK Research Councils, 2010.
  • Invited speaker, Thirty years of stochastic subsurface hydrology: Where do we stand and what are the emerging challenges? Centro Stefano Franscini Conference at Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, June 27 to July 2, 2010.
  • Guest Editor, SPE J Special Issue on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, 2009-2010.
  • Workshop chair and speaker, The US-China Workshop on Carbon Capture and Storage, Peking University (Beijing), November 11-12, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, First Sino-U.S. Provincial/State Legislative Leaders Forum, Beijing, November 13, 2009.
  • Panelist, IEF Symposium on Carbon Capture and Storage, Beijing, China, 27-28, September, 2009.
  • Keynote Speaker, The 7th International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling (Modelcare2009): “Managing Groundwater and the Environment”, Wuhan, China, September 20-23, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, First Japan-China Workshop on CCS-EOR, Beijing, September 15-16, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, The 18th Discrete Simulation of Fluid Mechanics, Beijing, People's Republic of China, July 6-10, 2009.
  • Keynote speaker, Session HS3.4 "Groundwater Stochastic Hydrology", 2009 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 19 - 24 April 2009.
  • Invited speaker, NSF Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification, Tucson, AZ, 2008.
  • Invited plenary speaker, SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Geosciences, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 19-22, 2007.
  • Invited speaker, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 9-14, 2007.
  • Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Inaugural Conference on Computational Methods in Energy and Environmental Research (CMEER), Beijing, P. R. China, July 9-12, 2007.
  • Session organizer, Hedberg Research Conference “Basin Modeling Perspectives: Innovative Developments and Novel Applications”, Hague, The Netherlands, May 6-9, 2007.
  • Invited keynote speaker, Chinese Forum on Enhanced Oil Recovery --- World Petroleum Congress, Beijing, P. R. China, November 17-18, 2006.
  • Invited speaker, Workshop about Ensemble Kalman filter for updating of reservoir simulation models, Park Hotel, Voss, Norway, 29 - 31 May 2006.
  • Invited speaker, CRM Workshop on “Integrative Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science, Fluids and Environmental Science”, Universite de Montreal, Canada, May 11-15, 2005.
  • Elected member of Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Oversea Evaluation Expert Committee, 2005-2007.
  • Invited speaker, NSF Workshop on “Probability and Materials: From Nano- to Macro-Scale”, Johns Hopkins University, January 5-7, 2005.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, April 22, 2005.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, Sept. 15, 2005.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 19, 2005.
  • Invited keynote speaker, IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, UK) conference on “Modeling Permeable Rocks IV”, Southampton, March 30-April 1, 2004.
  • Local Organizing Committee, The 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanics, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, May 24-27, 2005.
  • Member of the Peking University’s College of Engineering Planning Committee, 2003-2004.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, October 21, 2003.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis, October 20, 2003.
  • Invited speaker, National Science Foundation Meeting on Hydrology, Purdue University, August 11-15, 2003.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, April 23, 2003.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, March 28, 2003.
  • Invited speaker, 2002 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
  • Special session organizer/chair, AGU Fall meeting, 2002.
  • Invited plenary speaker, Gordon Research Conference on “Flow and Transport in Permeable Media”, August 4-9, 2002, Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire.
  • Invited plenary speaker, IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, USA) conference on “Numerical Methods in the GeoSciences”, March 13-15, 2002.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech., April 17, 2002.
  • Special session organizer/chair, AGU Fall meeting, 2001.
  • Invited seminar speaker, CEAFM (the Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics) Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, November 30, 2001.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, June 20-22, 2001.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Earth Sciences, Hong Kong University, June 7, 2001.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Hydrology Program, UC Davis, May 3, 2001.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, May 1, 2001.
  • Invited speaker, the Summit 2000 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Topic Session 91, Reno, Nevada, November 13-16, 2000.
  • Invited speaker, Ninth International Conference on “Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics”, August 21-25, 2000.
  • Member of LANL LDRD/ER MSM review committee, since 2000.
  • Member of American Geophysical Union vadose zone sub-committee, since 1999.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech., April, 1999.
  • Chair, Organizing committee for the 1999 Workshop on “Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Flow and Transport in Porous Media”, 1998-1999.
  • Organizing committee member for Shlomo P. Neuman 60th Birthday Symposium, and technical editor of the proceedings, 1998-1999.
  • Special session organizer/chair, AGU Fall meeting, 1997.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering, November, 1997.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy, November, 1997.
  • Invited seminar speaker, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, September, 1997.
  • Committee member for a Ph.D. study program at New Mexico Tech., 1996-2000.
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech., November, 1996.
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Department of Geosciences, Ohio State University, October, 1995.
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, Univ. of Iowa, February, 1995.
  • Frequent reviewer for Water Resources Research, since 1992. Associate editor, since 2001.
  • Reviewer for Geophysical Research Letters, since 1993.
  • Reviewer for Transport in Porous Media, since 1996.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, since 1997.
  • Reviewer for Physics of Fluids, since 1997.
  • Reviewer for Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, since 1999. Editorial board member, since 2002.
  • Research group computer manager, 1992-1994.  
  • Initiator and organizer of Student Forum on Hydrogeology, 1992-1994.

Partial List Of Research Grants

  • RMB 3,000,000, Porous Flow Mechanisms for Shale Gas Production, Natural Science Foundation of China, D. Zhang (PI), 2013-2016.
  • RMB 4,000,000, CCS and Enhanced Oil Recovery at Shenli Oilfields, Ministry of Science and Technology, D. Zhang (PI), 2012-2015.
  • RMB 4,500,000, Fundamentals for Mapping Carbon Storage Basins in China, Chinese Geological Survey, D. Zhang (PI), 2010-2012.
  • RMB 5,000,000, Technical Support for Shenhua 100,000 ton/yr Carbon Storage Project, PKU-CAS-BNU, D. Zhang (PI), 2010-2012.
  • RMB 2,600,000, Study of Coalbed Methane Recovery Mechanisms, PetroChina, D. Zhang (PI), 2009-2010.
  • $1,950,000, Stanford GCEP, “Collaborative Research on Carbon Sequestration in Saline Aquifers in China”, USC-PKU-CUG, D Zhang (PI), 2009-2011.
  • $623,063, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Uncertainty quantification for petascale simulation of carbon sequestration through fast ultra-scalable stochastic finite element methods”, D Zhang (Co-PI, 50%), 2009-2011.
  • $143,000, Chevron Cisoft Program, “Reservoir Model Updating and Improvement Using Production Data and Subsidence Observations”, D Zhang, 2008-2009.
  • $255,000, Energy Corporation of America, “Enhanced Shale Gas Production”, D Zhang (Co-PI, 25%), 2008-2009.
  • $100,000, OU-CEM: OU Consortium on Ensemble Methods, D Zhang (USC-PI), 2007 – 2008.
  • $720,000, National Science Foundation, “CMG Collaborative Research: Stochastic Multiscale Modeling of Subsurface Flow and Reactive Transport”, D Zhang (PI, 33%), Mary Wheeler (Co-PI, UT-Austin), and Ivan Yotov (Co-PI, UPitt), 2006-2009.
  • $640,000, OU-CEM: OU Consortium on Ensemble Methods, D. Oliver (PI) and D. Zhang (Co-PI, 50%), 2006-2009.
  • RMB5,000,000, National Basic Research Program of China, MOST 973 Project – Topic #3: “Geologic Carbon Storage with Enhanced Oil Recovery (GCSEOR) 2006CB705800”, D Zhang (PI, Topic #3), 2006-2011.
  • RMB2,000,000, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Outstanding Young Researcher Award, “Stochastic Dynamic Data Assimilation for Flow in Large-Scale Porous Media”, D Zhang (PI), 2007-2011.
  • RMB767,000, Schlumberger Beijing GeoScience Center (BGC), “Stochastic Uncertainty Quantification and Data Assimilation for Coupled Flow and Geomechanics”, D Zhang (PI), 2006-2008.
  • $58,442, National Science Foundation, The U.S.-Egypt Joint Science and Technology Board Research on “Investigation of Groundwater Flow Heterogeneity in Fractured Aquifers using Stochastic Techniques, A Case Study of Fractured Limestone in Sinai”, D. Zhang and M.I. Bakr (50%, each), 2005-2007.
  • $120,000, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, “Efficient Quantification of Uncertainties Associated with Reservoir Performance Simulations”, D Zhang (PI, 100%), 2005-2007.
  • $130,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “Upscaling Geological Carbon Sequestration Processes”, D Zhang (PI, 100%), 2005-2006.
  • $1,991,192, Devon Energy Corporation, “Integrated Study of the Factors that Control Production in the Barnett Shale”, D. Zhang (Co-PI, 11%), 2005-2007.
  • $95,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “Direct Quantification of Uncertainties Associated with Reservoir Performance Simulations”, D Zhang (PI, 100%), 2005.
  • $20,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “Pore-Scale Modeling of Clathrate Hydrate Formation in Seafloor Sediments”, D Zhang (PI, 100%), 2005.

Grants Prior to 2004 (mainly at LANL) (Cumulative: $9,626K):

  • $3,000,000, LANL LDRD/DR, FY 2004-2006, D. Zhang (PI, for 2004), Science of Geological Carbon Sequestration: Integration of Experimentation and Simulation.
  • $3,515,000, US DOE Fossil Energy, FY 2000-2003, H.R. Westrich (SNL PI) and D. Zhang (LANL PI), Sequestration of CO2 in a Depleted Oil Reservoir: A Comprehensive Modeling and Site Monitoring Project.
  • $75,000, LANL IGPP, FY 2003-2005, D. Zhang and S. Chen, Multiphase Flow, Transport and Reaction in Porous and Fractured Media.
  • HKD 776,000, Hong Kong RGC, 2003-2005, J. Jiao, D. Zhang and Y. Wang, Impact of Deep Foundations in Extensively Urbanized Areas on Coastal Groundwater Regimes.
  • $500,000, US DOE NGOTP, FY 2002-2003, D. Zhang (PI), Direct Quantification of Uncertainties Associated with Reservoir Performance Simulations.
  • $736,800, US DOE, FY 2001, D. Zhang (PI), Advanced Information Management for Oil/Gas Reservoirs.
  • $300,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory LDRD/PD, FY 1997-1998, D. Zhang (PI), Moment Equations for Two-Phase Flow in Random Porous Media.
  • $50,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory CARE program, FY 2003, A. Keller (UC-Santa Barbara PI) and D. Zhang (LANL PI), Modeling Stochastic Multiphase Flow in Porous Media.
  • $165,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory CULAR program, FY 2000-2003, Th. Harter (UC-Davis PI) and D. Zhang (LANL PI), The Role of Heterogeneous Geologic Media Characterization in the Assessment of Complex Fluid Flow and Contaminant Transport.
  • $250,000, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, FY 1998-2002, D. Zhang (PI), Developing Stochastic Models of Multiphase Flow in Heterogeneous Permeability Fields.
  • $200,000, US DOE, FY 1998-2000, D. Zhang (PI), Uncertainty Analysis of Reactive Solutes Transport at the Typo/Benham Site in Nevada Test Site.
  • $480,000, US DOE, FY 1998-2000, D. Zhang (PI), Developing a Stochastic Model for Transient Unsaturated Flow in Support of Busted Butte Field Transport Experiments.
  • $255,000, Los Alamos National Laboratory LDRD/ER, FY 1999-2001, D. Zhang (PI), Multi-Scale Physics of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media.