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Zhenya Zhu

October 10, 1945 - January 29, 2021

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Dr. Zhenya Zhu of Quincy passed away on Friday, January 29 at age 75. Born in Chongqing, China, He received his undergraduate degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Sichuan University, China, in 1967. He then worked as an Assistant Engineer at Zhenjiang Coal Geological Instrument Corp, Jiangsu Province, China between the years 1968 -1978. In 1978, Dr. Zhenya returned to school and received an MSc (1981) and PhD (1990) degree in acoustics from Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He became Assistant Professor at the Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, China in 1981where he was the Leader of the Full Waveform Acoustic Logging Group. In 1991, he joined the Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL) at MIT where he was a Research Scientist. Dr. Zhenya loved his work and continued to collaborate with ERL as a Research Affiliate after his retirement in 2015.

The beloved husband of Daren Ci, Dr. Zhenya was the loving father of Weining Zhu and Weiyan Ci and doting grandfather of four grandchildren.

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