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Petroleum Engineering Professor Tabbed For International Honor

December 15, 2016
Pejman Tahmasebi
Pejman Tahmasebi

Pejman Tahmasebi, as assistant professor at the University of Wyoming, was selected for a prestigious research award by an international organization.

Tahmasebi was informed Tuesday by the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) Awards Committee that he had been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Andrei Borisovich Vistelius Research Award. He joins a group of past winners from institutions like Stanford University, University of Lausanne and the University of Alberta, clearly demonstrating the world-class capabilities of UW petroleum engineering faculty members.

“I’m beyond humbled to be recognized by IAMG and the award serves as motivation to continue working hard in my research areas and finding solutions for the real challenges in computational and mathematical modeling,” he says.

The award is given to a young scientist for promising contributions in research in the application of mathematics or informatics in any field of the earth sciences. According to his research website, Tahmasebi’s research interests are in the area of computational geosciences and porous media modeling. This is a broad area that includes geophysics, geology and geomechanics, as well as fluid flow and transport processes, all in close association with computer simulation and computational methods.

Tahmasebi was invited to accept his award at the 18th annual conference for IAMG, which takes place Sept. 2-9, 2017, in Perth, Australia. Traditionally, the recipient of the Vistelius Research Award serves as the keynote speaker at the next IAMG conference or International Geological Conference (IGC).

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