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Xiaodong Zhang

Xiaodong Zhang

Phone (505) 665-6714


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Hydrology
  • Climate modeling
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Uncertainty quantification (UQ)
  • Machine Learning


  • Hydrogeological modeling

  • Contaminant fate and transport

  • Groundwater and soil remediation

  • Hydrological modeling and watershed management

  • Climate change impacts and adapation planning

  • CO2 capture and sequestration

  • Health and environmental risk assessment

  • Uncertainty quantification and systems-analysis

  • energy-environmental systems modeling and management





Ph.D., University of Regina, Canada, 2010

MS, Tsinghua University, China, 2003

BS, Tsinghua University, China, 2000


LANL Positions

Director's Postdoc Fellow, EES-16, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, 2015-




Director's Postdoc Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2015

Travel Award, ICIAM15, US NSF, 2015

Author Achievement Award, Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin, 2014 and 2012

Career Development Publication Award, BEG, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

IDRC Travel Grant, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 2011

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Chinese Government, 2010

Nexen Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Communities, Nexen Inc. and University of Regina, 2010 and 2007

IDRC ECOPOLIS Graduate Research and Design Awards, International Development Research Centre, 2008

BMO (Bank of Montreal) Financial Group Fellowship for Rural and Northern Studies, BMO Financial Group and University of Regina, 2008




Please see my google scholar profile for a list of peer-referred journal papers.


  • Zhang, X.D., Duncan, I.J., Huang, G.H., Li, G.C. (2014). Identification of management strategies for CO2 capture and sequestration under uncertainty through inexact modeling. Applied Energy, 113, 310-317.
  • Zhang, X.D., Huang, G.H. (2014). Municipal solid waste management planning considering greenhouse gas emission trading under fuzzy environment. Journal of Environmental Management, 135, 11-18.
  • Sun, A., Nicot, J.P., Zhang, X.D. (2013). Optimal design of pressure-based, leakage detection monitoring networks for geologic carbon sequestration repositories. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 19, 251-261.
  • Zhang, X.D., and Huang, G.H. (2013). Optimization of environmental management strategies through a dynamic stochastic possibilistic multiobjective program. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 246-247: 257-266.
  • Zhang, H., Huang, G.H., Wang, D.L., Zhang, X.D., Li, G.C., An, C.J., Cui, Z., Liao, R.F., and Nie, X.H. (2012). An integrated multi-level watershed-reservoir modeling system for examining hydrological and biogeochemical processes in small prairie watersheds. Water Research, 46: 1207-1224.
  • Zhang, X.D., and Huang, G.H. (2011). Assessment of BTEX-induced health risk under multiple uncertainties at a petroleum-contaminated site: An integrated fuzzy stochastic approach. Water Resources Research, 47: w12533, doi:10.1029/2011WR010682.
  • Zhang, X.D., Huang, G.H., and Nie, X.H. (2011). Possibilistic stochastic water management model for agricultural nonpoint source pollution. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (ASCE), 137(1): 101-112.
  • Zhang, X.D., Huang, G.H., Nie, X.H., and Lin, Q.G. (2011). Model-based decision support system for water quality management under hybrid uncertainty. Expert Systems with Applications, 38(3): 2809-2816.
  • Zhang, H., Huang, G.H., Wang, D.L., and Zhang, X.D. (2011). Multi-period calibration of a semi-distributed hydrological model based on hydroclimatic clustering. Advances in Water Resources, 34: 1292-1303.
  • Zhang, H., Huang, G.H., Wang, D.L., and Zhang, X.D. (2011). Uncertainty assessment of climate change impacts on the hydrology of small prairie wetlands. Journal of Hydrology, 396: 94-103.
  • Huang, G.H., Sun, W., Nie, X.H., Qin, X.S., and Zhang, X.D. (2010). Development of a decision-support system for rural eco-environmental management in Yongxin County, Jiangxi Province, China. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25(1), 24-42.
  • Zhang, X.D., Huang, G.H., Nie, X.H., Chen, Y.M., and Lin, Q.G. (2010). Planning of municipal solid waste management under dual uncertainties. Waste Management & Research, 28(8), 673-684.
  • Lin, Q.G., Huang, G.H., Bass, B., Nie, X.H., Zhang, X.D., and Qin, X.S. (2010). EMDSS: an optimization-based decision support system for energy systems management under changing climate conditions - an application to the Toronto-Niagara Region, Canada. Expert Systems with Applications, 37(7), 5040-5051.
  • Zhang, X.D., Huang, G.H., Chan, C.W., Liu, Z.F, and Lin, Q.G. (2010). A fuzzy-robust stochastic multiobjective programming approach for petroleum waste management planning. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 34(10), 2778-2788.