As Dr. Jon Olson settles into his new chair position, bringing 20 years of faculty experience at UT Austin and a strong research background in hydraulic fracturing, he opens up about his vision for the department, his favorite UT PGE memories and how he spends his time outside the chair role.
One hundred years ago, the first woman to receive an engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin graduated.
Many of the world’s top scientists conducting research on an array of energy issues shared their views on the latest research findings, emerging trends and new technologies during the inaugural UT Energy Week, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.
Welcome to the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professionals dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. Our department is committed to educating the next generation of petroleum engineering leaders who will improve our quality of life. UT PGE is home to the #1 petroleum engineering graduate program and the #2 petroleum engineering undergraduate program. Our tradition of excellence stems from strong curriculum, world-class faculty educators, and an unmatched research program.
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George H. Fancher Professorship in Petroleum Engineering and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair
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The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research center of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $22.7 million annually in research, more than any other U.S. petroleum engineering program, through 11 major areas with almost 85 sponsors and partners.