Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering)

Research Areas

CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), resource assessment, Sustainable Energy Resource Development, etc.

Education

2008-2011, Ph.D, Energy & Mineral Engineering Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
2010-2011, MBA, Capital Market, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
2006-2008, MS, Petroleum Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
2004-2006, MS, Geophysics, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China
2000-2004, BS, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Nanjing Normal University, China

Awards

2021, SPE International Service Award
2019, SPE International Distinguished Member
2017, SPE PF&C Award

Introduction of Teacher

Professional Summary:
Dr. Zhenhua Rui is a Distinguished Chair Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Carbon Neutrality Future Technology at the China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUPB). He was a Lead Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a co-founder of the MIT A+B platform to solve Climate Change and energy challenges issues with the A+B Approach. Research areas include CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), resource assessment, Sustainable Energy Resource Development, etc. He has published about 100 papers in the energy field. He is a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Management, Co-Founder and Chairperson of the United Nations Resource Management Young Professional Group, Vice President of the International Society of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storages, Vice President, Carbon Neutrality Subcommittee of Beijing Energy Association, Hoover Medal Award Board Member (one of the highest award in engineering), SPE advisory committee member, SPE International Technical Award Committee Chair, SPE ATCE Conference Specialty Coordinator & Subcommittee Chair. He serves as an editorial board member or assistant editor for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Review, Advanced in Applied Energy, Applied Energy, Engineering, Energy, etc. He is a recipient of the SPE International Outstanding Service Award, SPE International Distinguished Member, SPE Technical Award, SPE Peer Apart Award, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement, etc.

Professional Employment:
2021-Present, Distinguished Chair Professor (The highest-ranking professor)
Associate Dean of the College of Carbon Neutrality Future Technology, Director of CCUS Program
China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China
Researcher Affiliate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA
2018- 2020, Lead Research Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA
2011-2017, Senior Research Analyst, Independent Project Analysis, INC., USA
2006-2011, Researcher, Institute of Northern Engineering, AK, USA

Academic and Professional Committee Service:
2018-Present, Committee Member, United Nations Expert Group on Resource Management
2018-Present, Co-Project Leader, United Nations Petroleum Work Group
2019-Present, Co-founder and Chairperson of United Nations Resource Management Young Professional Group
2022-Present, Vice President of International Society of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storages
2021-Present, Vice-Chair of Carbon Neutrality Research Committee of Beijing Energy Association
2020-2026, Joint Award Hoover Medal Board Member
2020-2022, SPE Carll, Lucas & Uren Award committee member
2017-Present, Committee Member, SPE Production & Facilities Advisory Committee
2018-2019, Chairperson, SPE International PF&C Technical Award Committee
2018-Present, Program Evaluator, ABET

Editorial Board Service:
2019-Present, Associate Editor, SPE Production & Operation
2019-Present, Editorial Board Member, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
2020-Present, Editorial Board Member, Energy
2020-Present, Subject Editor, Advanced in Applied Energy
2017-2020, Associate Editor, ASME-Journal of Energy Resource Technology

Publications

[1] Liu, Y., Rui, Z*., 2022. A storage-driven CO2 EOR for net-zero emission target, Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eng.2022.02.010.
[2] Liu, Y., Rui, Z*., Yang, T., Dindoruk, B., 2022. Using propanol as an additive to CO2 for improving CO2 utilization and storage in oil reservoirs, Applied Energy, 311, 118640.
[3] Tang, Y., Hou, C., He, Y., Wang, Y., Chen, Y., & Rui, Z. 2021, Review on pore structure characterization and microscopic flow mechanism of CO2 flooding in porous media. Energy Technology, 9(1), 2000787.
[4] Cui, G., Pei, S., Rui, Z., Dou, B., Ning, F., & Wang, J. 2021, Whole process analysis of geothermal exploitation and power generation from a depleted high-temperature gas reservoir by recycling CO2. Energy, 217, 119340.
[5] Wang, S., Qin, C., Feng, Q., Javadpour, F., & Rui, Z. 2021, A framework for predicting the production performance of unconventional resources using deep learning. Applied Energy, 295, 117016.
[6] Rui, Z*., Jiang, J., Lu, J. Randy, M., 2019, An integrated technical-economic-environmental assessment of CO2 enhanced oil recovery, Applied Energy,247, 190-211.
[7] Zhao, X. Rui, Z*, Liao, X., Zhang. R., 2015, Case studies on the CO2 storage and EOR in heterogeneous, highly water-saturated, and extra-low permeability Chinese reservoir, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering,29, 275-283.
[8] Chen, L., Xu, G., Rui, Z*., Alshwabkeh, A., 2019, Demonstration of a feasible energy-water-environment nexus: Waster Sulfur dioxide for water treatment, Applied Energy , 250, 1011-1022.
[9] Liu, Y. & Rui, Z. 2022. Confined Fluid Phase Behavior and CO2 Sequestration in Shale Reservoirs (1st ed.), Gulf Professional Publishing, ISBN: 9780323916608.