Faculty

Full-Time Faculty
Mohamed Soliman
Mohamed Soliman
Professor and Department Chair
Email: mysoliman [at] uh [dot] edu
M. Y. Soliman is Department Chair and the William C. Miller endowed chair professor. PhD from Stanford University in 1979. He is a distinguished member of SPE and a licensed professional engineer by the State of Texas. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He has authored...
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair; Ph.D., Stanford University.
Email: ceconomides [at] uh [dot] edu
Member of the National Academy of Engineering, recipient of SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal, Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, and Lester C. Uren, Innovative Teaching, and Formation Evaluation Awards. Co-author of Petroleum Production Systems. Member of the Board on...
Lori Hathon
Lori Hathon
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Missouri.
Email: lahathon [at] uh [dot] edu
Hathon was senior research geologist for Shell International E & P, Inc. before she joined the UH Cullen College faculty. For more than two decades, her work has focused on routine and special core analysis, clastic petrology, reservoir quality analysis and predictive modeling, applications of...
Dimitrios G. Hatzignatiou
Professor; Ph.D., University of Tulsa
Phone: 713-743-9172
Email: dghatzig [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
Konstantinos Kostarelos
Konstantinos Kostarelos
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Email: kkostarelos [at] uh [dot] edu
Before joining the University of Houston, Dr. Kostarelos was on the faculty at The University of Cyprus where he and his colleagues have founded the NIREAS International Water Research Center, which includes his Subsurface Research Laboratory, which resulted in an award. His research interests in...
Michael T. Myers
Michael T. Myers
Associate Professor and Ali Daneshy Endowed College Professor of Petroleum Engineering; Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Email: mtmyers [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Dr. Myers has twenty five years research experience in rock and fluid properties at Shell International Exploration and Production. He served as an Adjunct Faculty at UH before joining the department full time. His research areas of interest include static and dynamic properties of porous media.
Guan Qin
Guan Qin
Associate Professor and Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Endowed College Professor in Petroleum Engineering; Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Email: gqin2 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Ganesh Thakur
Ganesh Thakur
Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Director of UH Energy Industrial Partnerships; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Email: gcthakur [at] uh [dot] edu
Member of the National Academy of Engineering; 2012 SPE International President; Former Vice President, Global Advisor and Fellow – Chevron Energy Technology Co. (37 years in various positions); SPE Board of Director – Reservoir Characterization and Dynamics; Chief Petroleum Engineer/...
Huai D. Wang
Huai D. Wang
Instructional Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Laboratory Director; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
Phone: 832-842-4849
Email: hdwang [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Wong
George K. Wong
Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University
Phone: 713-743-8790
Email: gwong3 [at] uh [dot] edu
Dr. Wong was the Production Engineering Advisor and Principal Technical Expert in Sand Control and Sand Management at Shell E...
Joint Faculty
Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email: ramanan [at] uh [dot] edu
Michael Nikolaou
Michael Nikolaou
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email: nikolaou [at] uh [dot] edu
Adjunct Faculty
Don Bellman
Don Bellman
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering and Clinical Assistant Professor at Bauer College of Business at UH.; M.B.A., Stanford University
Email: dbellman [at] comcast [dot] net
E. Glen Bilderback
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; M.S., University of Texas at Austin.
Email: glenbilderback [at] gmail [dot] com
Ali Daneshy
Ali Daneshy
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla.
Email: alidaneshy [at] daneshy [dot] com
Birol Dindoruk
Birol Dindoruk
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., Stanford University
Email: birol [at] shell [dot] com
Peter Doe
Peter Doe
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Bristol
Email: phdoe619 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Reinaldo Gonzalez
Reinaldo Gonzalez
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., Universidad Central de Venezuela
Email: rey [dot] j [dot] gonzalez [at] gmail [dot] com
Reuven Hollo
Reuven Hollo
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Email: rhollo [at] aries-operating [dot] com
Matteo Marongiu-Porcu
Matteo Marongiu-Porcu
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Email: mmarongiuporcu [at] uh [dot] edu
Scott W. Randall
Scott W. Randall
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Email: randalls [at] plusalpharisk [dot] com
Dean C. Rietz
Dean C. Rietz
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; M.S., University of Houston.
Email: Dean_Rietz [at] RyderScott [dot] com
Miguel Saldana
Miguel Saldana
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer; Ph.D., Stanford University
Email: Miguel [dot] Saldana [at] live [dot] com
2016-Present: University of Houston, Adjunct Professor of Ph.D. and undergraduate classes. 2010-2015: Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation (OXY), Senior Consultant Reservoir Engineer. Field and Pilot Studies of Miscible, Thermal and Chemical EOR Methods. 2007-2009: BP, Senior Reservoir Engineer,...
Robello Samuel
Robello Samuel
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Tulsa
Phone: 832-275-8810
Email: robellos [at] hotmail [dot] com
Dr.Robello Samuel has been a Chief Technical advisor and is currently a Technology Fellow in the Drilling division of Halliburton, working with Halliburton since 1998. He is presently a research and engineering lead for well engineering applications and responsible for research and scientific...
John B. Thurén
John B. Thurén
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines.
Email: jbthuren [at] uh [dot] edu
Jeffrey Yarus
Jeffrey Yarus
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.
Email: jyarus [at] lgc [dot] com
Past Service
Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines.
Email: nealadams [at] comcast [dot] net
Jeff App
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer
Jon Burger
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer
Chih Chen
Chih Chen
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer; M.S., University of Tulsa.
Email: chen [at] kappaeng [dot] com
William Doescher
Adjunct Faculty- Lecturer
Holley
Thomas K. Holley
Former Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Petroleum Engineering; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Holley's career has spanned 28 years of research, teaching, recruiting, and exploration experience at Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc. He joined the University of Houston in 2010 as Director of the Petroleum Engineering Program.
Mark E. Juedeman
Mark E. Juedeman
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; M.S., University of Houston.
Email: mjuedeman [at] gmail [dot] com
W. John Lee
W. John Lee
Former UH Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology.
Email: john-lee [at] tamu [dot] edu
Member of the National Academy of Engineering, recipient of SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, the AIME/SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal, and the AIME Mineral Industry Education Award.  Author of three textbooks published by SPE.
Ramanan Pitchumani
Instructional Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Laboratory Director; Ph.D., Delft University of Technology.
Jon Wallace
Jon Wallace
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., Georgia Tech University.
Email: jwallace [at] hess [dot] com
Xiuli Wang
Xiuli Wang
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Houston.
In Memoriam
Michael J. Economides
Michael J. Economides
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer; Ph.D., Stanford University.
Dr. Michael Economides earned his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas and then his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. His career spanned over twenty-five years experience in industry and academia (Celanese Chemical Co., University of Alaska, Dowell...