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Meet Sophia Gong, New Research Assistant Professor

Sophia Gong

Dr. Yiwen (Sophia) Gong earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Master's in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Before joining the Bureau, Sophia served as a Senior Completion Engineer at Sim Tech in Houston, Texas.

She has extensive experience in completion optimization for Vaca Muerta shale, Permian Basin, Ordos Basin, and Sichuan Basin. Her research interests include fracture propagation modeling, numerical simulation of proppant transport, and applied machine learning in petroleum engineering.

Sophia is an avid rock climber and enjoys various outdoor activities.

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