Adjunct Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Professor (2011 - Present)
Gordon Marshall Professor (2007 - 2011)
Petroleum Engineering and Water Resources
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1993
M.Sc., University of Arizona, 1992
B.Sc., Northeastern University, P.R. China
In the News
Stochastic uncertainty quantification for hydrology and petroleum reservoir simulations
Multiscale modeling and simulation of flow in porous media
Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide
Zhang, D., Stochastic Methods for Flow in Porous Media: Coping with Uncertainties, Academic Press, San Diego, Calif., ISBN 012-7796215, pp.350, 2002.
Zhang, D., Z. Lu, and Y. Chen, Dynamic Reservoir Data Assimilation with an Efficient, Dimension-Reduced Kalman Filter, SPE Journal, 12(1), 2007.
Lu, Z., Zhang, D., and B. Robinson, Analytical Solutions for One-Dimensional Steady State Flow in Layered, Heterogeneous Unsaturated Soils under Uncertainties , Water Resources Research, in press, 2007.
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, in press, 2007.
Li, H. and D. Zhang, Probabilistic Collocation Method for Flow in Porous Media: Comparisons with Other Stochastic Methods, Water Resour. Res., in press, 2007.
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, 2007.
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, in press, 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chen, Y., and D. Zhang, Data Assimilation for Transient Flow in Geologic Formations via Ensemble Kalman Filter, Adv. Water Resour., 29, 1107–1122, 2006.
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.
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.
Kang, Q., D. Zhang, and S. Chen, Displacement of a Three-Dimensional Immiscible Droplet in a Duct, J. Fluid Mech., 545: 41-66, 2005.
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.
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.
Kang, Q., I.N. Tsimpanogiannis, D. Zhang, and P. Lichtner, Pore-Scale Studies of Oceanic CO2 Sequestration, Fuel Processing Technology, 86:1647-1665, 2005.
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.
Zhang, D., and Q. Kang, Pore Scale Simulation of Solute Transport in Fractured Porous Media, Geophysical Research Letters, vol.31(6), 2004.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zhang, Y.K., and D. Zhang, Forum: The State of Stochastic Hydrology, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 18(4):265, 2004. (SCI citation: 2)
Zhang, D., and Z. Lu, Stochastic Delineation of Well Capture Zones, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 18(1), 39-46, 2004.
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.
Sun, A., and D. Zhang, A Solute Flux Approach to Transport through Bounded, Unsaturated Heterogeneous Porous Media, Vadose Zone Journal, 3:513-526, 2004.
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.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.
- 1988 Top Student Awards
- 1997 LANL Outstanding Asian Employee
- 1999 Los Alamos Award
- 2002 IPACES (International Professionals for the Advancement of Chinese Earth Sciences) Elected Member
- 2004 Who's Who in America (58th Edition)
- 2005 Who's Who in America (59th Edition)
- 2006 Who's Who in America (60th Edition)
- 2006 Who's Who in Science and Engineering (8th Edition)
- 2006 Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal Outstanding Technical Editor Award
- 2007 Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal Outstanding Review Chair Award
- 2007 Chinese Academy of Sciences Elected member of Chinese Academy of Sciences' Oversea Evaluation Expert Committee
- 2007 Chinese Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Oversea Researcher Foundation Award
- 2007 Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Young Researcher Award
- 2009 Geological Society of America Fellow