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Petroleum Engineering Faculty Research Interests

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Vladimir Alvarado, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Vladimir Alvarado

Associate Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Enhanced-Oil Recover, Transport in Porous Media.

PhD: University of Minnesota.

> Visit Dr. Alvarado's webpage
Saman Aryana, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Saman Aryana

Assistant Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Flow instabilities and subsurface displacement processes.

PhD: Stanford University.

> Visit Dr. Aryana's webpage

Lamia Goual, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Lamia Goual

Assistant Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Characterization of petroleum fluids, heavy organic precipitation, interfacial phenomena in oil/water systems, petroleum fluid/water/solid interactions.

PhD: Imperial College London, England.

> Visit Dr. Goual's webpage

Dario Grana, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Dario Grana

Assistant Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Rock physics, seismic reservoir characterization, inverse problems, geostatistics and time-lapse reservoir modeling.

PhD: Stanford University.

> Visit Dr. Grana's webpage

H. Gordon Harris, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

H. Gordon Harris

Professor. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Coalbed methane, enhanced oil recovery, oil shale, tar sands and other fossil derived synfuels, process simulation and design, process development, and extractive metallurgy.

PhD: University of California, Berkeley.

> Visit Dr. Harris's webpage

Norman Morrow, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Norma Morrow

Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Hydrocarbon recovery, wettability and oil recovery by spontaneous imbibition and waterflooding, crude oil/brine/rock interactions, surface chemistry of adsorption and wetting, capillarity, low permeability gas sands, multiphase flow in porous media.

PhD: University of Leeds.

> Visit Dr. Morrow's webpage

Felipe Pereira, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Felipe Pereira

Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Numerical simulation of multiphase flows in multiscale porous media, uncertainty quantification, numerical methos for partial differential equations, high performance, parallel, scientific computing.

PhD: The University at Stony Brook.

Mohammad Piri, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Mohammad Piri

Assistant Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Multiphase flow in porous media with application sto oil and gas recovery, pore-scale modeling of displacement processes, two- and three-phase relative permeablities (measurement and prediction), wettablitiy and CO2 sequestion and leakage.

PhD: Imperial College London, England.

> Visit Dr. Piri's webpage

M.P. Sharma, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

M.P. Sharma

Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Air pollution control technologies, particulate emissions control, supercritical fluids, produced water and sludge treatment, soil and groundwater remediation, industrial ecology, oil and gas production, thermal and enhanced oil recovery, drilling hydraulics, multiphase flows in porous media, and pipelines.

PhD: Washington State University.

> Visit Dr. Sharma's webpage

Brian Towler, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Brian Towler

Associate Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, natural gas processing, petroleum trapping mechanisms.

PhD: University of Queensland.

> Visit Dr. Towler's webpage

Shunde Yin, professor in the University of Wyoming's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department

Shunde Yin

Assistant Professor. Petroleum Engineering.

Research: Coupled thermal - hydraulic - mechanical - chemical (THMC) modeling and soft computing in petroleum geomechanics.

PhD: University of Waterloo, Canada.

> Visit Dr. Yin's webpage

 

*Interested students are to apply to the University of Wyoming prior to contacting faculty about available graduate positions.


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