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Baker Hughes Chief Scientist Joins UT PGE Faculty

Dr. Silviu Livescu, who was most recently chief scientist of the pressure pumping product line at Baker Hughes, joined the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geosystems Engineering faculty this fall as associate professor. Livescu brings to UT PGE expertise in research and development, innovation, commercialization, and intellectual property in the petroleum industry. He has more than 30 US patents granted and pending, and has published more than 60 papers and articles.

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Faruk Omer Alpak

UT PGE Alumnus Honored with International SPE Technology Award

Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering alumnus Faruk Omer Alpak (MSPE ’00, PhD ’05) received the 2021 Lester C. Uren Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in September. The prestigious international award recognizes distinguished achievement in petroleum engineering technology, and recipients automatically become SPE Distinguished Members.

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UT PGE Alumnus Receives International Data Science Award

Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering alumnus Ashwin Venkatraman (PhD ’14) received the inaugural International Data Science and Engineering Analytics Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in September.

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UT PGE Undergraduate Program Ranks No. 1

The Hildebrand Department’s undergraduate petroleum engineering program is once again No. 1 in the nation according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Sept. 13.

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Energy AI Hackathon: Register Now 

Dr. Michael Pyrcz and Dr. John Foster will co-host the 2nd annual Energy AI Hackathon March 25–27. A data science and machine learning challenge guided by expert industry mentors, the event is open to all UT Austin students.

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