• Visiting Professor
William D. McCain, Jr.

Educational Background

  • PhD, chemical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964
  • MS, chemical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 1961
  • BS, chemical engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1956

Research Interests

    • Reservoir engineering and reservoir management
    • Reservoir fluid properties
    • Reservoir rock properties
    • Reservoir simulation, especially compositional simulation
    • Production of volatile oils and gas condensates

Awards & Honors

  • ConocoPhillips Non-Tenured Track Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, 2014
  • SPE Distinguished Member Award, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Dr. McCain has written three editions of the textbook The Properties of Petroleum Fluids and authored and co-authored more than 65 professional articles.
  • McCain, W., Spivey, J. and Lenn, C. 2011. Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Property Correlations, first edition: PennWell Books, 2011