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UW Petroleum Engineering Professor Tabbed for International Honor

December 19, 2016
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Pejman Tahmasebi

A University of Wyoming assistant professor of petroleum engineering has been selected for a prestigious research award by an international organization.

Pejman Tahmasebi is the recipient of the 2017 Andrei Borisovich Vistelius Research Award from the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). 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.

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.

“I’m beyond humbled to be recognized by IAMG,” Tahmasebi says. “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.”

Tahmasebi has been invited to accept his award at IAMG’s 18th annual conference, which takes place Sept. 2-9, 2017, in Perth, Australia. Traditionally, the recipient of the Vistelius Research Award is a keynote speaker at the next IAMG conference or International Geological Congress.

IAMG, founded in 1968, is a professional multidisciplinary society with nearly 800 members in more than 65 countries. The Vistelius Research Award -- originally named the President’s Prize -- was established in 1980. It was renamed in 1996 to honor the prolific scientist, and it has been presented biennially since then. Previous award recipients include researchers from Stanford University, the University of Alberta in Canada and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.


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