The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced its 2017 list of newly-elected members on February 8th (US Eastern time), and Professor Dongxiao Zhang, Dean of College of Engineering at Peking University (PKU), was elected.
Founded in December, 1964, the NAE is the highest-level academic institution of engineering and technology in the US, and also a world-renowned academy of engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education.
Sponsored by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and recruited as the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, Dongxiao Zhang is the NAE's member, Dean of College of Engineering at PKU, Dean of Institute of Ocean Research at PKU, "Cheung Kong Scholars" Chair Professor, and one of the "PKU Top Ten Tutors" of the first session. Besides, Zhang is the fellow of Geological Society of America, and Director of Committee of Energy, Resource, and Environment Specialties of the Association of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts. Zhang has served successively as a tenured full professor of Marshall Lectureship of University of Southern California and of Miller Lectureship of School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma, the first dean of School of Energy and Resource Engineering at PKU, "Cheung Kong Scholars" Chair Professor, and the Senior Researcher of the well-known Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a world well known expert on groundwater hydrology, unconventional oil and gas production (coalbed methane, and shale gas), and geological carbon sequestration, Zhang's researches on stochastic theory modelling, numerical calculation, and history matching have been widely accepted by international peers. He has written two academic books, in which the Stochastic Theory on Percolation (published by the National Academy Press) in 2002 has been a classical book on engineering, and published more than 170 academic papers (including more than 140 SCI papers) with a SCI citation of 3,200. Zhang has served successively as the associate editor of seven international academic journals, including the Journal of Water Resources Research, and the Journal of International Petroleum Engineers. He has been invited for special academic report for more than 80 times, and has initiated and organized more than 20 international academic conferences. As a former member of both "Committee on Energy Research and Evaluation" of Research Council UK, and "Committee on Scientific Research Planning on 2010-2020 Geosciences" of the US National Research Council, and the editor-in-chief of Collection of CO2 underground sequestration of the Journal of International Petroleum Engineers, Zhang is currently the member of "Global Agenda Council" of Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), and also the member of the board of Western Academy of Beijing (2014-2016).
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