Eduardo Gildin receives College of Engineering Faculty Award

Image of Eduardo GildinDr. Eduardo Gildin from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University is the recipient of one of the 2016-17 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. He has been named the Charles H. Barclay, Jr. ’45 Fellow.

“Eduardo Gildin has established himself in the forefront of research that applies fundamental mathematics to solve a variety of complex problems in petroleum engineering,” said Dan Hill, department head. “It is gratifying to see this recognition of Dr. Gildin’s contributions by being named a Fellow of the College of Engineering.”

Gildin, an associate professor and a Foundation CMG Chair in Reservoir Engineering, has been with the department since fall 2009. He directs the Reservoir Dynamics and Control Group and currently teaches courses in reservoir simulation, numerical methods and high performance computing. He received his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Gildin has research interests in the mathematics of reservoir simulation, numerical methods for control, model reduction of large-scale systems, finite element modeling, numerical analysis and optimization with an emphasis in petroleum engineering problems and drilling automation. In particular, he is interested in the mathematics and application of the real-time closed-loop reservoir management paradigm.

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), will formally recognize all recipients at the Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet in May.