The 7th IASTED International Conference on
Modelling, Simulation and Identification
MSI 2017

July 19 – 20, 2017
Calgary, Canada


Simulation and Visual Analytics Technologies in Oil Recovery

Prof. Zhangxing John Chen
Director, Global Research Initiative on Unconventional Oil and Gas
Professor, Depart. of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University Of Calgary, Canada


40 Minutes

Biography of the Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker Portrait

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 Professorship by 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, 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 and/or edited 16 books and over 592 research papers, and has given over 352 invited (plenary and keynote) presentations worldwide. He has received numerous prestigious awards such as NSERC’s Synergy Award for Innovation, The Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology Award, IBM Faculty Award, Imperial Oil University Research Award and Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship Award. His research interest is in Reservoir Engineering and Numerical Reservoir Simulation for conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs.