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Dr. Xuefei Zhang is an Analytical Chemist at the EERC, where he performs analytical research focused on the chemical and geochemical evaluation of water, oil, rocks, and other materials in support of research activities related to improved production of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in unconventional and conventional formations, and fuels analysis. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, a M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Maine, and a B.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Tianjin University, China. Prior to his position at the EERC, Xuefei served as a Test Engineer at Donaldson Company Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota. 

“In the lab, we are able to provide a variety of projects with reliable and high-quality data. I enjoy having the exposure to so many interesting people and practical research topics at the EERC,” Xuefei said. “The EERC is a great work environment for me.” Xuefei first learned about the EERC when he began studying at UND and a professor recommended it to him. 

Xuefei grew up in Hubei, China, where he lived until he finished high school. He has four children, three of whom were born in Grand Forks. He enjoys many sports, especially UND and UMaine Hockey. He also enjoys music and attending Summer Performing Arts (SPA) performances in the area.