CONTACT INFORMATION:
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Room 4030, Engineering Building

Mailing Address:
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Dept. 3295
16th and Gibbon St. Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Email: valvarad@uwyo.edu

HOMETOWN:
Caracas, Venezuela

EDUCATION:
  • University of Minnesota, Ph. D. 1996, Chemical Engineering.
  • Institut Françs du Péole School (IFP), Master 2002, Exploration and Production.
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), B.Sc. 1987, Physics.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2009 Don Stinson Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming
1995 Outstanding teaching assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
1991 Scholarship to pursue a Ph. D. in the U.S.A. awarded by Intevep, S.A.
1987 Strategic Reserve, Intevep S.A.

PROFESSIONAL RECORD:
2006-present Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
2005-2009 Senior Reservoir Engineer, Norwest-Questa Corp., Golden, CO
2003-2006 Associate Director, SDM Consultancy and Services, Venezuela
2003-2005 National Petroleum Agency (ANP) Visiting Professor, PUC-Rio, Oil and Gas Program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1999-2003 Project Head on Strategic Research on EOR (budget > $2,000,000/year). Recovery Methods Department, PDVSA-Intevep, Los Teques, Venezuela
1998-2003 Visiting Researcher, Physics Center, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientícas (IVIC), Altos de Pipe, Venezuela
1998-2003 Associate (Adjunct) Professor, Department of Thermodynamics and Transfer Phenomena, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
1992-1996 Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
1988-1998 Research Associate, Rock Physics, Department of Reservoirs, Exploration and Production, Intevep S.A, Los Teques, Venezuela.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
2010-present Reviewer for Chemical Engineering Communications
2010-present Reviewer for Colloids of Surface Sciences A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
2010-present Reviewer for Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
2010-present Reviewer for SPE Journal
2009-present Reviewer of Journal of Physical Chemistry
2008-present UW SPE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
2008-present Reviewer for Transport in Porous Media
2008-present Reviewer for AIChE Journal
2008-present Reviewer for Chemical Engineering Science
2008-present Technical Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation&Engineering: Formation Evaluation
2007-present Technical Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation&Engineering
2006-present Reviewer for Water Resources Research

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
2009-present American Chemical Society
2008-present Society of Exploration Geophysicists
2000-present Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)
1999-present Society for Industrial Applications of Mathematics (SIAM)
1999-present Venezuelan Physics Society.
1996-present American Physical Society (APS).