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UT PGE Recognizes Six Distinguished Alumni

The Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering honored six alumni with its Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony and dinner Friday, Nov. 11. The award is given annually to UT PGE alumni who are leaders in the oil and gas industry — educators, executives, innovators and entrepreneurs with unmatched industry expertise.

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UT PGE Undergraduate Program Tops U.S. News List

The Hildebrand Department’s undergraduate petroleum engineering program maintained its No. 1 position in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Sept. 12. UT PGE also hosts the longstanding No. 1 graduate program in petroleum engineering. This paired recognition affirms the UT PGE’s position as the leading petroleum engineering department in the nation.

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Two UT PGE Faculty Awarded Energize Grants

Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Associate Professor David DiCarlo and Assistant Professor Yingda Lu have each received research funding through the new Energize Program, a collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The program is a new opportunity for enhanced scientific collaboration between the two institutions focused on energy research.

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Three UT PGE Professors Win International SPE Awards

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has recognized Dr. Matt Balhoff, Dr. Kishore Mohanty and Dr. Kamy Sepehrnoori with three of its most prestigious international awards. These awards recognize individuals who make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

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UT PGE Tops U.S. News List

The HIldebrand Department’s undergraduate petroleum engineering program has topped the 2023 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. In the 2023 graduate rankings, released last spring, the graduate program also ranked No. 1.

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