Interview with Dr.Ding Zhu
Interviewed By: Raj Gautham Viswaprabakakaran & Phoebe Ho-Stone
Dr. Ding Zhu is a professor and the L.F Peterson ’36 Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. Her main research areas include general production engineering, well stimulation, complex well performance, and intelligent completion technology. Dr. Zhu earned her Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Beijing University of Science and Technology and MS and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
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