Academic institutions serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin.
Nicolas Espinoza joined UT PGE as an assistant professor in the fall of 2013 and is quickly becoming a “rock” star in the area of geomechanics.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supplying UT PGE with $1.7 million to conduct game-changing research over the next four years on methane hydrates, which could serve as our nation’s next major energy resource.
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. 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.
Tadeusz W. Patzek
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The Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #11 and The Lois K. & Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair
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The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) is the research arm of the PGE department that produces innovative faculty and student research. The top-rated program conducts $21 million annually in research through nine major sponsored areas with 85 corporate partners.