UH Petroleum Engineering News

Alumnus Donates First Library to Petroleum Engineering Department
Since earning his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the UH Cullen College in 1986 Stuart Filler has witnessed his alma mater undergo many positive transformations, eventually outgrowing its reputation as a “city…
Petroleum engineering alumnus Stuart Filler donated the first library to the petroleum engineering department
PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina…
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers
UH Launches Institute for Data Science
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of…
Andrea Prosperetti
UH, ExxonMobil Chemical Company Sign Research Agreement
Faculty and Students Will Work to Develop Product Solutions ExxonMobil Chemical Company and the University of Houston have signed a multi-year research agreement that will focus on helping the industry develop energy-efficient…
Engineers Make a Showing at 2017 Undergraduate Research Day
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion…
National Academy of Engineering Member S. M. Farouq Ali Joins UH Engineering Faculty
Petroleum engineering legend and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member S. M. Farouq Ali joins the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering this fall as a distinguished professor of petroleum engineering. His…
PHOTOS: Ned Mohan Engineering Rockwell Lecture
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed…
UH Researchers Begin Carbon Capture Project with Oil India
Researchers from the University of Houston have begun a $1.4 million project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide captured from nearby petrochemical plants to boost oil recovery in a field in the Indian state of Assam, a project…
Ganesh Thakur, director of Energy Industrial Partnerships and Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering at UH, is leading a project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide to enhance oil recovery in partnership with Oil India Ltd.
Brilliance Descending on UH as New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.   Chemical…
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Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath. The guide includes the most trustworthy and…
Engineering Student Establishing a Model for Shale Oil Reservoirs Brings Home Prize
Cullen College doctoral student Clara Palencia’s knowledge about shale earned her second place in the Ph.D. category in the International Student Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Competition. Palencia…
Clara Palencia presenting her paper at the international SPWLA conference in Oklahoma City
Chair of Petroleum Engineering Offers Advice in Online Industry Magazine
Professor Mohamed Soliman, chair of the Cullen College department of petroleum engineering, is featured in Rigzone.com, a leading resource for news about the oil and gas industry. In the article “What's It Take to Land a Job as…
Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the Case
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world…
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff
UH Engineering Announces Speakers for 2017-18 Rockwell Lecture Series
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers and scientists to the UH campus each year to…
College Holds Memorial for Dedicated Alumnus and Supporter William A. Brookshire
More than 500 guests honored the memory and legacy of dedicated UH alumnus and long-time supporter William A. Brookshire at a memorial service held in his honor this summer. The Brookshire Memorial Service was held at the UH…
UH Engineering Signs Articulation Agreement With Delhi Technological University
In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered into an articulation agreement with Delhi Technological University in New Delhi…
Christine Ehlig-Economides Chairs TAMEST Shale Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) released findings Monday from its Shale Task Force, chaired by UH petroleum engineering professor and National Academy of Engineering member Christine Ehlig-…
UH Engineer to Host Conference on Hurricane and Disaster Preparation and Recovery
The Gulf Coast has been spared a major hurricane in the past few years, but as most Houstonians know all-too-well, the wrath of Mother Nature is never far away. That’s why Cumaraswamy “Vipu” Vipulanandan, director of the Texas…
Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina, Courtesy of NASA
New Cullen College Engineering Programs Director Honored With Dual Awards From SPE
Even among the largest oil and gas organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide, Phaneendra Kondapi stands out. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast North America Region…
Photos: First-Year Students Shine at First Year Experience Summit
When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances that they will complete their engineering degrees. That’s why the First Year…

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