Phone: (512) 471-0839
Office: CPE 5.118B
Personal Website: http://users.ices.utexas.edu/~masha/
Research Areas: Fundamental Processes; Integrated Reservoir Characterization; Nanoparticle Engineering for Subsurface Processes; Unconventional Resources
Ph.D., Computational Applied Mathematics and Statistics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2005
PGE Courses Taught:
PGE 381M (Transport Phenomena)
PGE334/PGE383 (Reservoir Geomechanics)
PGE310 (Formation and Solution of Geosystems Engineering Problem)
Maša Prodanović holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia and a PhD in Computational Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University, New York, USA. She had held a Research Associate position, as well as prestigious J.T. Oden Postdoctoral Fellowship prior to her current post. Dr Prodanović’ research interests include multiphase flow and image‐based porous media characterization especially applied to heterogeneous media, level set method, ferrohydrodynamics, sediment mechanics/fracturing and unconventional resources. She recently taught and organized a successful Short Course and Workshop on Image Analysis and Related Modeling in July 2011.
Awards & Honors:
Pioneer Corporation Faculty Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering, September 2012.
Summer Research Assignment 2011 Award for tenure-track faculty, University of Texas at Austin.
SPE Annual Technical Conference 2009 and Exhibition Outstanding Young Professional Paper.
SIAM Early Career Travel Award to attend SIAM GS 2009 in Leipzig, Germany.
SIAM Early Career Travel Award to attend ICIAM 2007, Zurich, Switzerland.
J. T. Oden Postdoctoral Fellowship 2005-07, University of Texas at Austin.
M. Prodanović, S. L. Bryant and J. S. Davis,” Numerical simulation of diagenetic alteration and its effect on residual gas in tight gas sandstones”, Transport in Porous Media (accepted), DOI: 10.1007/s11242-012-0072-.
J. Chu, B. Engquist, M. Prodanović and Y-H Tsai. "A multiscale method coupling network and continuum models in porous media I - single phase flow", SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Journal, Vol. 10, 515 (2012).
A. Rahmani, M. Prodanović, S. L. Bryant and C. Huh."Quasi-static analysis of a ferrofluid blob in a capillary tube", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 111, 074901 (2012).
E. Rodriquez, M. Prodanović andS. L. Bryant, “Contact Line Extraction and Length Measurements in Model Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science368 (1), 2012, pp 558-577.
A. Mehmani, A. Tokan-Lawal, M. Prodanović, A. P. Sheppard. "The Effect of Microporosity on Transport Properties in Tight Reservoirs", SPE paper 144384, SPE Unconventional Gas Conference, June 2011, Woodlands, TX.
V. Joekar-Niasar, M. Prodanović, D. Wildenschild and M. Hassanizadeh. Network Model Investigation of Interfacial Area, Capillary Pressure and Saturation Relationships in Granular Porous Media. Water Resources Research 46 (2010) W06526.
M. Prodanović, S.L. Bryant and Z. T. Karpyn. Investigating matrix-fracture transfer via a level set method for drainage and imbibition. SPE Journal 15 (1) (2010), 125—136.
M. Prodanović and S.L. Bryant. A level set method for computing critical curvatures for drainage and imbibition. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 304 (2006) 442--458.
M. Prodanović, W.B. Lindquist and R.S. Seright. Porous structure and fluid partitioning in polyethylene cores from 3D X-ray microtomographic imaging. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 298 (2006), 282—297.
M. Prodanović, W.B. Lindquist, and R.S. Seright. 3D image-based characterization of fluid displacement in a Berea core. Advances in Water Resources 30(2) (2007), 214--226.