Ganesh Thakur
Ganesh Thakur
Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Director of UH Energy Industrial Partnerships; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Office Location: ERP 1A, Room 192 E
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/Advisor – Tachyus;
Chief Technology Advisor – Geo-Park and YPF;
Adjunct Professor/Instructor – King Saud University, Aramco.


Ph.D., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., Houston Baptist University
B.S. (Honors), Petroleum Engineering, IIT (ISM)

Selected Professional Activities/Honors: 

SPE Reservoir Characterization and Dynamics Award
SPE Distinguished Member
Orange County, CA Outstanding Engineer of the Year
Distinguished Alumni Awards - Penn State University
Distinguished Alumni Award – IIT (ISM)
Vice President – SPE Foundation
Gold Medal – First Rank in B.S. (Honors)
Chairman – IIT (ISM) Alumni Association