Academic Committee Executive Chair
Prof. Jingzhou Zhao, Xi'an Shiyou University
Prof. Jingzhou Zhao graduated from Northwestern University and received his PhD degree from the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development. He has been selected as one of the 100 science and technology new talents in Shaanxi Province, the New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, the Three-Five Talents Project of Shaanxi Province, and the National New Century Talents project of the Ministry of Personnel. In 2008, he was honored as an outstanding teacher of Shaanxi Province, and in 2010, he was approved as an expert enjoying the special allowance of the State Council. Prof. Zhao is the Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology, a member of the Petroleum Geology Professional Committee of the Chinese Petroleum Society, the Vice Chairman of the Shaanxi Petroleum, Mineral and Geochemistry Society, and the Vice Chairman of the Shaanxi Paleontological Society. He is also Director of the Professional Committee of Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration and Development of Shaanxi Petroleum Society, Active Member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Association of Canadian Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and other societies. Prof. Zhao holds editorship for a range of academic journals, among which are Acta Petroleum, Natural Gas Geoscience, Journal of Xi’an Shiyou University. Engaged in teaching and research in oil and gas geology, Prof. Zhao has participated in the Tarim Petroleum Exploration Campaign and spent a year as a visiting scholar in Canada. He has been responsible for many national level research projects, including four key science and technology projects in the national 8th Five-Year Plan, 9th Five-Year Plan and 10th Five-Year Plan, two national key research projects (973 projects), National Science and Technology Major Special Projects, and National Science and Technology Support Projects. He has published more than 90 papers, three monographs, and many awards for scientific and technological achievements. Among them, “Theory and Application of Natural Gas Formation in Foreland Basin and Formation Law of Mesozoic Low-permeability” and “Ultra-low-permeability Oil Fields in Eastern Shaanxi North Slope of Ordos Basin and Exploration Direction of Large and Medium-sized Oil Fields” won the second prize of the Science and Technology Award of Shaanxi Province in 2007 and 2008, respectively. In 2008, his paper “Prediction of Recoverable Coalbed Methane Resources in China” won the third prize of Science and Technology of China Coal Industry Association.