UH Petroleum Engineering News

Paper finds 46 Cullen College professors among Most-Cited
According to an updated paper from researchers at Stanford University, 46 past and present professors affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering are among the Top 2 percent of cited research papers in the world. The…
More than 45 professors and researchers affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as among the most cited in the world.
Two University of Houston Inventors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Houston professors have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Alex Ignatiev, professor emeritus of physics and Ganesh Thakur, Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of…
Alex Ignatiev, professor emeritus of physics and Ganesh Thakur, Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of Energy Industry Partnership, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Engineering Faculty Celebrated As Part Of 50-in-5 Achievements
At the first in-person, 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 faculty members were honored at the Wortham House on Monday, Nov. 29. President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai…
More than 20 Engineering faculty members were recognized for contributing to the UH 50-in-5 initiative.
Petroleum Engineering recognized as No. 6 program
The Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering has again been recognized for productive graduates and return on investment from its degrees, as it was named No. 6 on Steppingblocks' 2022 list of…
The Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering has again been recognized for productive graduates and return on investment from its degrees, as it was named No. 6 on Steppingblocks' 2022 list of universities for petroleum engineers.
Phase 3 of UH-Oil India project completed
An innovative partnership between the University of Houston and Oil India Ltd. (OIL) has offered benefits for both partners, boosting production in Oil India fields while providing UH researchers and graduate students with…
Ganesh Thakur, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of Energy Industry Partnership, is the Cullen College of Engineering faculty lead for an oil production project between the University of Houston and Oil India Ltd.
UH SPE earns highest PetroBowl finish, Presidential award
The University of Houston's student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers continues to make headlines, as a chapter-best third place finish in the prestigious PetroBowl competition comes on the heels of its first-ever…
Lotanna Ohazuruike.
MMP calculator developed by Petro's Dindoruk already in high use
Birol Dindoruk, Ph.D., the American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has developed an online calculator for minimum miscibility…
Birol Dindoruk, Ph.D., the American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has developed an online calculator for minimum miscibility pressure (MMP), which has already received more than 13,500 visits since being brought online in May.
Cullen College of Engineering welcomes 13 new hires
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
UH Geology, Petro Personnel Win 2021 AAPG Jules Braunstein Memorial Award
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists awarded the University of Houston’s Michael Fonseca, Lori Hathon and Tom Lapen the Jules Braunstein Memorial Award. It recognizes the best poster session paper presented at the…
Lori Hathon, an assistant professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department, working in one of the department's new labs in March 2020.
Lee awarded two grants totaling $390,000
Kyung Jae Lee, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received funding for two recent grants for more than $350,000. A grant approved by the American…
Kyung Jae Lee, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received funding for two recent grants for more than $350,000.
4 Cullen College graduate students honored for posters
Four students from the Cullen College of Engineering are among the winners of this year's University of Houston Graduate Research Showcase Virtual Poster Session. Held on March 22, the event showcases the breadth and depth of…
Pak Wing Chen.
Petro's Stewart trades call sheet for subsea
The transition from Broadway to the Houston energy industry might seem like an unusual one for some, but for Jennifer Stewart, it was one facilitated by her sister, Rebecca, and her mother, Judith. Stewart initially graduated…
Jennifer Stewart, a Petroleum Engineering student at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the 2021 Cynthia Oliver Coleman Women in Engineering Rising Star Award winner.
From Iran to Kansas to Texas, Zeinali continues to learn
For University of Houston Master's student Leila Zeinali, her interest in learning has never really abated, and it has persisted from her native Iran, through a stint as a high quality teacher herself, to the Petroleum…
University of Houston Master's student Leila Zeinali has strived to continuing learning, first in her native Iran, then in Kansas and now at the Cullen College of Engineering.
21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College. The…
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on…
An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.
Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country…
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.
With Lithium in High Demand, UH Researcher Examines New Sources
As the energy transition motors on to reduce the use of fossil fuels, the need for lithium has grown exponentially over the past decade because lithium-ion energy storage (i.e., lithium-ion batteries) powers both electric…
Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for $508,722 to contribute to the enhancement and diversification of the domestic supply of lithium.
New Clues Help Explain Why PFAS Chemicals Resist Remediation
Work Suggests New Avenues for Cleaning Up These ‘Forever Chemicals’   The synthetic chemicals known as PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are found in soil and groundwater where they have accumulated,…
Research led by Konstantinos Kostarelos of UH Energy suggests why PFAS, known as “forever chemicals” because they can persist in the environment for decades, are so difficult to permanently remove and offers new avenues for better remediation practices.
Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations. “A standardized citation metrics…
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UH’s newest flow loop testing helps Shell achieve industry-first in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Thanks to laboratory testing contributed by a team led by Dr. George K. Wong of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, a controlled mud level horizontal gravel pack – an industry first…
The Petroleum Engineering labs at the University of Houston's Technology Bridge.

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