Facts & Figures

 

Rankings

The department's undergraduate program is ranked second in the nation among departments with a Ph.D. program and the graduate program is ranked third in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Students

Enrollment (Fall 2017)
Undergraduate 599
Graduate 330
Total Enrollment929
Degrees Awarded (2016-17) 
Bachelor's 188
Master's 94
Ph.D. 21
Total Awarded303
Diversity - Undergraduate (Fall 2017)
Female

18.7%

Hispanic

14.0%

Asian

8.6%

African American

1.5%

2 or more

1.5%

American Indian

0.1%

International

28.2%

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Faculty

With a high quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include:

  • 1 University Distinguished professor
  • 16 Professors
  • 4 Associate professors
  • 6 Assistant professors
  • 3 Lecturers
  • 10 Professors of engineering practice
  • 1 Visiting professor
  • 3 National Engineering Academy members
  • 18 Society of Petroleum Engineers distinguished members

Research Areas

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Unconventional Resource Development
Hydraulic Fracturing
Acid Stimulation
Reservoir Simulation
Reservoir Characterization
Enhanced Recovery
Pore-Scale Physics and Chemistry
Advanced Drilling Technologies
Well and Reservoir Diagnosis
Resource Assessments and Uncertainty