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UW School of Energy Resources Nominations Accepted for Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies

October 21, 2020

The School of Energy Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming is accepting nominations for the Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies. The deadline to apply is Dec. 4.

The Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies seeks to enhance research excellence and scholarship, and to further develop technology for the economic benefit of Wyoming and outside the state.

The research focus is inspired by Occidental and its subsidiary Oxy Low Carbon Venture’s pursuit of cutting-edge enhanced oil recovery technologies and processes, and carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) projects motivated by reducing emissions of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2).

This chair will be awarded to a UW distinguished faculty member in a science or engineering department whose research interests are in CCUS. Among the criteria:

-- The successful candidate should exhibit an acute understanding of the behavior and long-term fate of CO2 in various environments in the geosphere, including, but not limited to petroleum reservoirs and saline aquifers.

-- The candidate is expected to seek outcomes that will contribute to improving enhanced oil recovery as well as long-term storage of CO2. The recipient will strive to disseminate knowledge that results from his/her research to a broad spectrum of stakeholders with the goal of improving confidence in the safety of CO2 use and storage as a solution to emissions reduction.

-- This chair is intended to be impactful and to focus on applied research. The successful candidate will work with SER Executive Director Holly Krutka to develop a strategic direction for research and outreach, and will participate in a periodic review of the strategic direction of the chair.

”The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources is grateful for Occidental’s support of this endowed chair, which will drive excellence, scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on CCUS -- a technology of paramount importance to Wyoming as well as a field in which Occidental has long been a global leader,” Krutka says.

UW faculty -- especially academic unit heads -- are encouraged to nominate colleagues; self-nominations also are encouraged. To nominate a candidate, submit a nomination dossier for review by the selection committee.

For more information on the Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies, including nomination requirements, download the formal announcement.

For more information, email Krutka at hkrutka@uwyo.edu and copy Trish Steger at psteger@uwyo.edu.

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