UH Petroleum Engineering News

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.
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.

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...
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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 groundbreaking research being undertaken by UH graduate students across disciplines, as well as to offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking. The Top 10 graduate student winners received a scholarship award.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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 Engineering classrooms she is now a student in.

Her father’s work with Iran's national oil company was what first stoked Zeinali's love of mathematics.

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.
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

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.

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.

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 Navigation Boulevard.

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.

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.

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.

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 vehicles and renewable solar and wind electricity generation.  

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.

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, posing risks to human health ranging from respiratory problems to cancer.

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.

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.

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.

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 – was executed by Shell at the Perdido field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Two UH students take 1st place at SPWLA International Contest
A pair of Petroleum Engineering students from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering took home first place honors from the 61st annual Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts International Student...
Two Cullen College of Engineering students studying Petroleum Engineering took home first place awards at the 61st annual SPWLA International contest. Makpal Sariyeva [left] won first place in the Oral Presentation Undergrad Category. Naveen Krishnaraj, a doctoral candidate, won first place in the Oral Presentation PhD Category.

A pair of Petroleum Engineering students from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering took home first place honors from the 61st annual Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts International Student Paper Contest this summer.

Naveen Krishnaraj, a doctoral candidate, won first place in the Oral Presentation PhD Category. Makpal Sariyeva won first place in the Oral Presentation Undergrad Category.

UH Announces Funding for Carbon Management Projects
Projects Focus on Ways to Speed Transition to Low-Carbon Future The Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston has awarded $275,000 in research funding for projects focused on carbon management and the...
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Projects Focus on Ways to Speed Transition to Low-Carbon Future

The Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston has awarded $275,000 in research funding for projects focused on carbon management and the energy transition.

The projects cover a range of projects, from converting carbon to fuel and other useful products to a proposed new wireless monitoring system for carbon capture storage.

Ph.D. candidate Effiong honored with ExxonMobil award
The Reservoir Engineering Discipline Leadership at ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers, has awarded Cullen College of Engineering student Michael Effiong the Advanced Skill Milestone (ASM) in...
Michael Effiong, a doctoral student in the Petroleum Engineering program at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received an award from ExxonMobil for his work in reservoir engineering.

The Reservoir Engineering Discipline Leadership at ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers, has awarded Cullen College of Engineering student Michael Effiong the Advanced Skill Milestone (ASM) in Production Engineering.

UH Society of Petroleum Engineers Wins Student Chapter Excellence Award
Despite the unique ending to the spring 2020 semester, the year turned out to have a silver lining for at least one energy-related student chapter at the University of Houston.
The UH Society of Petroleum Engineers (UH SPE) was recently awarded its first Student Chapter Excellence Award for 2020.

Despite the unique ending to the spring 2020 semester, the year turned out to have a silver lining for at least one energy-related student chapter at the University of Houston.

Soliman honored with SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award
Dr. Mohamed Soliman, the William C. Miller endowed chair professor and the Department Chairman of Petroleum Engineering, has been selected for the Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty for the...
Dr. Mohamed Soliman.

Dr. Mohamed Soliman, the William C. Miller endowed chair professor and the Department Chairman of Petroleum Engineering, has been selected for the Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty for the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Gulf of Mexico section.

Petroleum Engineering alumnus donates masks to UH
As the coronavirus spread throughout the United States, one Cullen College of Engineering alum felt compelled to act and to support the university that helped him. GQ Guo graduated from the college with a Master's in Petroleum...
GQ Guo, a 2017 graduate of the Petroleum Engineering department's Masters program, recently donated masks to the department.

As the coronavirus spread throughout the United States, one Cullen College of Engineering alum felt compelled to act and to support the university that helped him.

GQ Guo graduated from the college with a Master's in Petroleum Engineering in 2017, but continued to monitor the pandemic in Houston following his graduation. When one of his friends in China opened a mask factory, Guo arranged to send 800 masks to the university.

Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark
The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of...
The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.

The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.

Petroleum Engineering alum named as one of TWA's Energy Influencers
Dr. Pushpesh Sharma, a May 2019 graduate from the University of Houston's chemical engineering and petroleum engineering programs, has earned distinction for his work as a doctoral student and with the start-up Inveniam Asset...
Dr. Pushpesh Sharma, a May 2019 graduate from the University of Houston's chemical engineering and petroleum engineering programs, has earned distinction for his work as a doctoral student and with the start-up Inveniam Asset Management by being named one of The Way Ahead's 2020 Energy Influencers.

Dr. Pushpesh Sharma, a May 2019 graduate from the University of Houston's chemical engineering and petroleum engineering programs, has earned distinction for his work as a doctoral student and with the start-up Inveniam Asset Management by being named one of The Way Ahead's 2020 Energy Influencers.

Cullen College Listed Among Best Engineering Graduate Schools of 2021
On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH Cullen College of Engineering has increased once again and is now rated No. 67. 
The Cullen College of Engineering was recently ranked at No. 67 on the list of 2021 Best Graduate Schools By U.S. News & World Report.

On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH Cullen College of Engineering has increased once again and is now rated No. 67. 

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