Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies
Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Program, Department of Chemical
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Honors and Awards
Nominated for the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, University of Wyoming
DOE EFRC – Mechanistic Control of Water-Hydrocarbon-Rock interactions in Nanoporous
Geological Media, co-PI (2018)
Best Paper Award (1st CAJG), Springer (2018)
Magnificent Mile (Diversity) Award, University of Wyoming (2018)
NSF Noyce - Wyoming Interns to Teacher Scholars, co-PI (2016)
PRF- DNI grant, American Chemical Society (2015)
Top Prof, Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, University of Wyoming (2015)
Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering
Robert M. and Ann. T. Bass Fellowship, Stanford University (2007-2012)
Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Best Master’s Thesis Award, The Masonry Society (2006)
Construction Research Center Graduate Scholarship, University of Texas - Arlington
Arthur R. Poor Graduate Scholarship, University of Texas - Arlington (2004)
Ernest L. Buckley Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Texas - Arlington (2003)
Charlie M. Moore Scholarship, University of Texas - Arlington (2002)
Tau Beta Pi, University of Texas - Arlington (2002)
Chi Epsilon, University of Texas - Arlington (2002)
University Service & Professional Activities
University Graduate Council, University of Wyoming, 2021 – present.
Chemical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator and Chair of the Graduate Committee,
College Technology Committee, Member, 2017-present.
Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) Faculty Advisory Committee Member, 2016-present.
Faculty Advisor, UWyo Student Chapter of NSBE, 2015-present. The student chapter was
the recipient of 2017 Fall Regional Conference MVP (Region VI).
UW Regulation 2-13 Program Review Committee for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
University of Wyoming, July 2021 – October 2021.
Reviewer for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s A.T. Anderson Memorial
Schol- arship, 3M, Aristocrat VGT, and Intel Native NextGen Programs, June 2021.
Co-chair of session MS6-A (2): Physics of multi-phase flow in diverse porous media,
13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media, June 2, 2021.
Co-organizer of mini-symposium MS6-A: Physics of multi-phase flow in diverse porous
media, 13th An- nual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media, May 31
– June 4, 2021.
Founder and president of the Northern Section of the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics, covering Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, 2018
College of Engineering and Applied Science Bylaws Committee, Member, 2020 – 2021.
Ad-hoc committee to develop internal guidelines for the Chemical Engineering Department
at the University of Wyoming, Member, 2019 – 2020.
Primary convener and co-chair of sessions MR003 and MR004. Toward a Holistic Understanding
of the Physics of Unconventional and Tight Formations: Characterization, Transport,
Reactions, Geomechanics and Scale Translation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting,
December 1-17, 2020.
Scientific Committee of the third conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences,
Member, November 2-5, 2020.
Co-chair of session MS6-A: Physics of multi-phase flow in diverse porous media. 12th
Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media, August 31 - September
Primary convener and co-chair of session MR023. Multiscale Flow Through Complex Nanoscale
Permeable Media Across Twelve Orders of Magnitude. American Geophysical Union Fall
Meeting, December 9-13, 2019.
Co-organizer of the First Annual Meeting and Conference of the Northern States Section
of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, University of Wyoming, September
Co-organizer of mini-symposium: Multiscale, Multiphysics Models of Complex Structured
Subsurface Systems. The first annual meeting and conference of the Northern States
Section of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, September 27-29, 2019.
Led workshops as part of Women in STEM Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie,
Wyoming, May 21, 2019.
Interim lead PI for the NSF Noyce grant at the University of Wyoming, entitled: Wyoming
Interns to Teacher Scholars (WITS), August 2018 - January 2019.
Co-chair of Poster Pitch Presentation Session GS4, 9th International Conference on
Porous Media & Annual Meeting (InterPore), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 8-11, 2017.
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Graduate Committee, Member, 2013-16.