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Opening Speaker:

John Chen


Dr. Zhangxing (John) Chen is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, currently holds the NSERC/AI-EES/Foundation CMG Industrial Research Chair in Reservoir Simulation and AITF (iCORE) Industrial Chair in Reservoir Modeling, and is Director, iCentre for Simulation & Visualization, University of Calgary.

His Ph.D. (1991) is from Purdue University, USA. He was a professor and reservoir engineer at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Peking University, University of Minnesota, Texas A&M University, Mobil, and Southern Methodist University (SMU). Dr. Chen held the Gerald J. Ford Professorship at SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA, and was awarded the Chang Jiang Chaired Professorshipby the Chinese Ministry of Education and “Qian Ren Plan Expert” by the Chinese Government.  Other significant appointments include Director of the Center for Scientific Computation, SMU, and Director of the Center for Advanced Reservoir Modeling and Simulation, Peking University, and President of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology in Texas.

He has published 4 books and over 300 research papers, edited 7 books, and has given over 290 invited (plenary and keynote) presentations worldwide. He has received numerous prestigious awards such as The Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology Award and Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship Award. His research interest is in Reservoir Engineering and Numerical Reservoir Simulation.


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