Archive for Petroleum

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee A…


The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 12 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year, in addition to recognizing current chair holders and professorships.    Engineering faculty who were awarded the new designation of a chair or professorship were pres…


More than 100 new engineers received their diplomas during Texas A&M University at Qatar’s annual commencement exercises held on the Education City campus on May 5. Eighty-nine Aggie engineers earned bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering an…


ORYX GTL organized a ceremony on April 21 to recognize the research contributions of Dr. Nimir Elbashir (second from left), associate professor in the chemical and petroleum engineering programs and chair of the ORYX GTL Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program, and Dr. Reza Tafreshi, associate professor …


Students from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University recorded three first-place finishes and one second-place finish at the Gulf Coast North America Student Paper Contest.


Dr. Jenn-Tai Liang, professor and holder of the John E. & Deborah F. Bethancourt Endowed Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) Pioneer Award.


Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Regents Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed a University Distinguished Professor, one of the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty members and one bestowed in perpetuity.


Three engineering faculty members are among 24 faculty and staff members who have been selected to receive the 2016 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan from the Department of Biomedical Engineering was selected for teaching…


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 11th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.” The current overall ranking is an improvement of one spot from last year’s rankings. Individual programs …


The business and engineering colleges at Texas A&M University are partnering in a new entrepreneurial training program to better prepare undergraduate and graduate students interested in the oil and gas industry. The Petroleum Ventures Program (PVP) is a certificate program funded by a $12 mill…


Daniel Salahuddin awoke from a nap in the Zachry Engineering Center two years ago and saw a flyer on the wall that caught his eye. The flyer was advertising a study abroad opportunity in Beijing, China. The Queens, New York, native always wanted to travel, but China was never on his list. The flyer…


Dr. A. Dan Hill made a presentation on behalf of the Society of Petroleum Engineers during a working group dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland regarding the subject of a global model curriculum for petroleum engineering.


Laura Byrd, Courtney Charanza, Debra Hanson and Eleanor Schuler are four of 25 individuals selected to receive the 2015-16 President’s Meritorious Service Award. All four will receive their award during a ceremony Feb. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the in the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom on …


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu holder of the Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professorship in Petroleum Engineering. The endowed development professorship was effective Jan. 1. Akkutlu is an associate professor in the Harol…


The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted its Annual Student Paper Contest on Jan. 30, with runoffs held on Feb. 6.