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The EERC is pleased to welcome Dr. Lingyun Kong as a Research Scientist in the Natural Materials Analytical Research Laboratory. Lingyun is responsible for conducting laboratory analyses and interpreting data in support of research activities related to improved production of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery in unconventional and conventional formations, and subsurface storage of CO2 and/or rich gas.

Lingyun holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from UND; a Master of Geological Resources and Geological Engineering from the China University of Petroleum, Beijing; and a Bachelor of Resource Exploration Engineering from China University of Petroleum, East China.

Lingyun likes the working environment at the EERC, which he describes as comfortable and friendly. He is just beginning his career and feels this position fits his background and the skills he obtained while earning his Ph.D.

“My supervisor, Shane [Butler], and Beth [Kurz] are very approachable and professional, and I am very happy to work with them,” said Lingyun. He is appreciative of the opportunities that have been provided to him to advance his expertise and broaden his knowledge.

Before Lingyun started in his position, he completed a summer internship at the EERC that helped him determine this job would be a great fit. He first heard about the EERC while in school for his doctorate degree and knew of the prestigious partnerships and large number of applied research projects the EERC is awarded each year.

Lingyun grew up in China and came to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. His wife is a current Ph.D. candidate at UND in the Geological Engineering department. They enjoy cooking Chinese food and traveling. Lingyun also likes playing soccer and watching the English Premier League.