Nov. 26, 2020

Engineering prof named Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Zhangxing (John) Chen shares how computer simulations can help solve energy challenges
John Chen
John Chen

On Nov. 27, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) will induct their new Fellows for 2020, and four University of Calgary faculty members were among those to receive the prestigious honour. Fellows of the RSC are peer-elected scholars who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

Among the group is Dr. Zhangxing (John) Chen, professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Chen is an internationally renowned scientist in chemical and petroleum engineering. His exceptional work has led to the establishment of a prominent collaborative research consortium and a spinoff technology company. Chen’s novel work on fluid flow defines the cutting edge of both fundamental and applied research in this area.

Chen is also an international authority on the development of computational methods for fluid flow. This extraordinary research has made numerous wide-ranging contributions in multiple areas, such as solid and fluid mechanics, groundwater modelling, and environment science. Chen is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada and has received NSERC’s Synergy Award for Innovation and the Fields-CAIMS Prize.

Learn more about Chen on his web page. Tour Chen’s interactive visualization studio on the Collaboration Centre website.