Thomas K. Holley
Former Professor, Interim Chair and Director of the Petroleum Engineering Department

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 followed by serving as Interim Chair of the new Petroleum Engineering Department.


MS and Ph.D. in Physics, University of Wisconsin
BS in Physics and BS in Applied Mathematics, University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology)


Professor and Interim Chair, Department of the Petroleum Engineering; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.
Instructional Professor of Petroleum Engineering

Selected Professional Activities/Honors: 

2014 Gulf Coast of North America Region SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award 2012-2013
Distinguished Alumni Fellow of the University of Wisconsin Physics Department 2006
Shell Special Recognition Award for research on 3D survey design (1989), worldwide geophysical training (1997), and seismic interpretation research, 2009
Best Paper at Shell Geophysical Conference, 2005, 2007