A professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary, Dr. Zhangxin (Zhangxing John) Chen has the distinction of holding two Research Chairs: the AITF (Alberta Innovate Technology Future, formerly, iCORE) Industrial Chair in Reservoir Engineering and the NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) /AIEES (Alberta Innovate Energy and Environment Solutions) / Foundation CMG (Computer Modelling Group) Senior Industrial Research Chair in Reservoir Simulation. He is one of the most distinguished researchers in reservoir modeling and simulation in Canada and a global leader in the field. He was recognized by Oilsands Review (February 2009) as one of the three most prominent researchers in reservoir simulation in the world. His Research Chairs are unique in Canada and provides a focus on Canadian oil and gas reservoirs. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering and has received 40 prestigious awards and honours, including the Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship from the US Ford Foundation, IBM Faculty Award from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology Award from ASTech (Alberta Science and Technology) Foundation, Imperial Oil University Research Award from Exxon-Imperial Oil Ltd., NSERC’s Synergy Award for Innovation, and Fields-CAIMS Industrial Mathematics Prize from the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) for his inventions and achievements in the field of petroleum reservoir engineering and simulation – and his acumen in commercializing them – that have dramatically and positively impacted efficiencies in oil and gas recovery processes. Dr. Chen has published in Nature (Scientific Reports), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nano Today and leading journals in chemical and petroleum engineering and energy such as AIChE, SPE Journal and Energy. He has led many science and engineering research projects to tackle fundamental issues related to energy and environment, with over $60M of funding in the past 30 years by US National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Alberta Innovates, and a variety of other funders.