John Foster is joining UT PGE this fall as an assistant professor. He has already built an impressive resume, which includes innovative and applicable research, excellent teaching skills and a pilot’s license.
Drs. Jon Olson and Sanjay Srinivasan have been promoted to full professor effective September 2014. Both professors have made a significant impact on enhancing the department’s research, academics and outreach.
The shale gas boom has become a game changer in our nation’s energy landscape. Dr. Mukul Sharma has been conducting research on the topic for more than 10 years – far before hydraulic fracturing became a household name.
Now in its sixth year, the 10-week SURI program continues to draw some of the brightest students from around the country to work with faculty on significant areas of research related to petroleum engineering.
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
Professor and Chair
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.