Energy Experts Guide

Energy Experts Guide

As a premier energy campus, The University of Texas at Austin fosters a climate that consistently produces exemplary academic research in the diverse and rapidly evolving world of energy.

Find an energy expert

Many of the world’s top energy researchers call The University of Texas at Austin home, with more than 300 energy experts at work in schools, colleges and research centers dispersed across the UT campus.

To facilitate access to this world-class expertise, the Energy Institute has prepared a comprehensive Energy Experts Guide that allows visitors to search for faculty experts and other researchers by broad area of study, keyword, or individual researcher name.



David E Adelman

David E Adelman

Professor and Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, School of Law
+1 512 232 0877, dadelman@law.utexas.edu

David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman's research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed such topics as the implications of emerging genomic technologies for toxics regulation, the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, and development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change.

Mohsen Ahmadian-Tehrani

Project Manager, Advanced Energy Consortium, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 2999, +1 512 296 9699, mohsen.ahmadian@beg.utexas.edu

Project manager for Advanced Energy Consortium

David T Allen

David T Allen

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 0049, +1 512 475 7842, allen@che.utexas.edu

Atmospheric chemistry; Urban air quality and pollution prevention; Environmental and industrial reaction engineering

Hal S Alper

Hal S Alper

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4417, halper@che.utexas.edu

Our group focuses on engineering biology to produce organic molecules of interest such as biofuels, commodity and specialty chemicals and protein pharmaceuticals.  Specifically, our lab alters cells and "hijacks" the basic metabolism to convert cellular systems into industrially-relevant biochemical factories.  We utilize a variety of host systems including microbial (eg. Eschericia coli), fungal (eg. the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Yarrowia lipolytica), and mammalian cells (eg. Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and human HEK293).  To accomplish these tasks, traditional pathway engineering approaches are merged with novel synthetic biology tools, protein engineering strategies, systems biology paradigms and applied genetic engineering capabilities.  Our research group focuses on the integration and implementation of these tools and knowledge for the design, production, and elicitation of phenotypes relevant to biotechnological processes and medical interest.  In addition, we are heavily invested in developing novel synthetic biology approaches aimed at increasing our capacity to engineer cells.

Andrea  Alu

Andrea Alu

Senior Research Scientist, Wireless Networking and Communications Group, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5922, +1 512 496 4963, alu@mail.utexas.edu

Applied electromagnetics; Metamaterials; Cloaking; Plasmonics and nanomaterials; Nanoantennas and nanocircuits

William A Ambrose

William A Ambrose

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0258, +1 512 471 1534, william.ambrose@beg.utexas.edu

Sedimentology, subsurface mapping of clastic depositional systems, oil and gas production analysis, coalbed methane

Vaibhav  Bahadur

Vaibhav Bahadur

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 0233, vb@austin.utexas.edu

fundamental understanding of microscale thermal-fluid transport phenomena that impact power generation, oil and gas flow assurance, and thermal management sectors

Michael  Baldea

Michael Baldea

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1281, mbaldea@che.utexas.edu

Our group focuses on engineering biology to produce organic molecules of interest such as biofuels, commodity and specialty chemicals and protein pharmaceuticals.  Specifically, our lab alters cells and "hijacks" the basic metabolism to convert cellular systems into industrially-relevant biochemical factories. To accomplish these tasks, traditional pathway engineering approaches are merged with novel synthetic biology tools, protein engineering strategies, systems biology paradigms and applied genetic engineering capabilities.  Our research group focuses on the integration and implementation of these tools and knowledge for the design, production, and elicitation of phenotypes relevant to biotechnological processes and medical interest.  In addition, we are heavily invested in developing novel synthetic biology approaches aimed at increasing our capacity to engineer cells.

Ross  Baldick

Ross Baldick

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5879, baldick@mail.utexas.edu

Analysis of restructured electricity markets and electric transmission; Electricity system analysis, operations, and planning; Vulnerability of electric grids to terrorist attack; Very large-scale integration circuit analysis

Matthew T Balhoff

Matthew T Balhoff

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3246, balhoff@mail.utexas.edu

Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, Geological CO2 Storage, Reservoir Simulation

Sanjay K Banerjee

Sanjay K Banerjee

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6730, banerjee@austin.utexas.edu

Ultra-high vacuum and remote plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition; Silicon-germanium-carbon heterostructure MOSFETs and nanostructures; Ultra-shallow junction technology; Semiconductor device modeling

Jay L Banner

Jay L Banner

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5016, +1 512 471 6854, banner@jsg.utexas.edu

Isotopic methods, groundwater, oceans, ancient oceans, climate change, aquifers, caves, environmental science, geochemistry, paleoclimatology

Allen J Bard

Allen J Bard

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3761, ajbard@cm.utexas.edu

Using electrochemistry to elucidate the behavior and properties of novel organic and inorganic species; interaction of light and electrochemical systems; utilization of light in photoelectrochemical cells with semiconductor electrodes or particles for the generation of electricity and chemicals.

Fred C Beach

Fred C Beach

Research Associate, Energy Institute
+1 512 475 8057, fbeach@energy.utexas.edu

Joseph H Beno

Joseph H Beno

Sr Research Scientist, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 1619, j.beno@cem.utexas.edu

geothermal energy, hybrid vehicles (electric, hydrogen, liquid fuels, etc.)

Herbert L Berk

Herbert L Berk

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 1364, hberk@austin.utexas.edu

His current topic of research is motivated by the need to understand the dynamics of alpha particle containment in fusion producing experiments. These particles can spontaneously excite plasma waves, such as Alfven waves, that may cause alpha particles to be lost prematurely from a fusion machine.

Chandra R Bhat

Chandra R Bhat

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4535, bhat@mail.utexas.edu

Activity and travel behavior analysis; Travel demand modeling; Application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; Logistics and freight modeling; Transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; Urban form and spatial data modeling; Transportation; Urban management; Pollution

J E Bickel

J E Bickel

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 8316, ebickel@utexas.edu

Decision making under uncertainty; value of information; economics; business strategy; energy and climate policy

Lynn E Blais

Lynn E Blais

Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1334, lblais@law.utexas.edu

Environmental law, adminstrative law, and property

David G Bogard

David G Bogard

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3128, +1 512 471 5727, dbogard@mail.utexas.edu

Physics and control of turbulent fluid flow; Gas turbine engines, turbine cooling; Experimental techniques for thermal-fluid measurements;

Paul M Bommer

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1207, pmbommer@mail.utexas.edu

oil and gas, reservoir evaluation, enhanced oil recovery, drilling

Roger T Bonnecaze

Roger T Bonnecaze

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1497, rtb@che.utexas.edu

We specialize in the rheology of suspensions, emulsions & complex fluids turbidity and debris flows, computational fluid mechanics imprint and immersion lithography, electrical impedance tomography, and the self-assembly of nanoparticles at surfaces.

Leigh B Boske

Leigh B Boske

Professor Emeritus, Center for Transportation Research, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 232 4005, +1 512 471 3200, leigh.boske@utexas.edu

Dr. Boske's teaching and research interests have focused on transportation policy, economics and finance. His published research has been on national and international transport policy issues, the role of transportation and logistics in international trade, and multimodal/intermodal transport planning.

Boris  Breizman

Boris Breizman

Research Professor, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 6123, breizman@mail.utexas.edu

Fusion, theoretical plasma physics, beam-plasma interactions.

Joshua W Busby

Joshua W Busby

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8946, busbyj@mail.utexas.edu

Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund, and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Busby is one of the lead researchers in the Strauss Center project on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a $7.6 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also written on U.S.-China relations on climate change for CNAS and Resources for the Future.

Edward J Buskey

Edward J Buskey

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 3102, +1 361 749 3104, ed.buskey@utexas.edu

Biological oceanography; marine ecology; marine plankton; harmful algal blooms (red tides brown tides); behavior and sensory perception of marine organisms; bioluminescence

John C Butler

John C Butler

Associate Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 232 6821, butlerjc@mccombs.utexas.edu

Dr. Butler's research focuses on the Decision Sciences: decision analysis, operations, information systems, management science and statistics. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, an organization comprised of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. For EMIC, Dr. Butler is focused on building energy-specific business curriculum. He teaches MBA-level energy finance classes and supervises student participation in practicums and case competitions.

Johnny S Butler

Johnny S Butler

Director, Venture Labs, Department of Management, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 4788, +1 512 232 6328, john.butler@mccombs.utexas.edu

Innovation, Competition, and Capital (IC2) Institute, Clean Energy Incubator

Carlos H Caldas

Carlos H Caldas

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6014, caldas@mail.utexas.edu

Information technologies for project management; Life-cycle information integration; Project data analysis; Construction knowledge discovery and dissemination; Product and process modeling; Project control systems; Field management technologies; Communication, collaboration and coordination technologies

David L Carr

David L Carr

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1806, dcarr_atx@live.com

Clastic sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, Integrated reservoir characterization, Log analysis and petrophysics, Underground gas storage.

Armand J Chaput

Armand J Chaput

Senior Lecturer, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4258, ajchaput@mail.utexas.edu

Aerospace systems engineering design and integration, Aerodynamics, UAS propulsion, aircraft performance and flight testing

James R Chelikowsky

James R Chelikowsky

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 9083, jrc@utexas.edu

Quantum models for functionalized nanostructures; simulations of liquids and crystal growth; simulated images from probe microscopies; defects in oxides; materials informatics; high performance algorithms for the electronic structure problem.

Ray T Chen

Ray T Chen

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7035, +1 512 471 4349, chen@ece.utexas.edu

Micro and nano-optical interconnect devices; Polymer-based guided-wave optical interconnection and packaging; True time delay wide band phased array antenna

Dongmei  Chen

Dongmei Chen

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4487, dmchen@me.utexas.edu

Fuel cell systems and control; Nonlinear systems and optimal control; Hybrid propulsion system architectures and control; Wind turbine systems

Zengjian J Chen

Zengjian J Chen

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 475 9327, zjchen@austin.utexas.edu

Genetics, biofuels, algae, polyploidy, whole-genome duplication.

Richard M Crooks

Richard M Crooks

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 475 8674, crooks@cm.utexas.edu

Electrochemistry; nanomaterials; catalysis; chemical and biological sensing; microanalytical systems.

Ulrich C Dangel

Ulrich C Dangel

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 5157, dangel@utexas.edu

sustainable building and infrastructure, low-energy building design

Clinton N Dawson

Clinton N Dawson

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 8627, clint@ices.utexas.edu

Numerical Solution to Partial Differential Equations; Algorithms for Massively Parallel Scientific Computation; Application to Surface and Subsurface Flow and Transport in Earth Systems

Michael V Deangelo

Michael V Deangelo

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 3373, michael.deangelo@beg.utexas.edu

2-D/3-D seismic interpretation and seismic inversion analysis; geological/geophysical database management; development of seismic vector-wavefield technologies; seismic data acquisition and 3D acquisition design

Beverly B Dejarnett

Beverly B Dejarnett

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 713 983 9420, bev.dejarnett@beg.utexas.edu

Reservoir characterization and delineation through integration of sedimentologic, petrographic, and core analyses; tight gas sandstones and fractured reservoirs, as well as conventional siliciclastic and carbonate units

Alexander A Demkov

Alexander A Demkov

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 8560, +1 512 471 1153, demkov@physics.utexas.edu

Physics of oxide heterostructres; quantum theory of real materials; molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).

David  DiCarlo

David DiCarlo

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1283, dicarlo@mail.utexas.edu

Fluid flow; Pore-scale physics; Preferential and compositional displacements; Gas injection processes

Todd  Ditmire

Todd Ditmire

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3296, tditmire@physics.utexas.edu

The High Intensity Laser Science Group studies the interaction of ultra-intense laser light with matter. These laser-matter interactions can create extreme and exotic conditions in the laboratory. This leads to application in diverse fields such as astrophysics, fusion research and ultrafast radiation source development.

Ananth  Dodabalapur

Ananth Dodabalapur

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1890, ananth.dodabalapur@engr.utexas.edu

Plastic transistor technology; Organic transistors; Sensors; Solar cells; Organic-based laser physics and optics

Tim P Dooley

Tim P Dooley

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 8261, tim.dooley@beg.utexas.edu

Dynamics and kinematics of fault systems using scaled analog modeling, field studies, remote sensing, seismic data, and comparison with published examples; 3D geometries and kinematics of strike-slip fault systems using innovative analog modeling techniques; modeling of delta tectonics, salt tectonics, and segmented strike-slip and extensional fault systems

Michael W Downer

Michael W Downer

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 6054, downer@physics.utexas.edu

Femtosecond spectroscopy in condensed matter and plasmas; surface nonlinear optics; plasma-based particle accelerators.

Ian J Duncan

Ian J Duncan

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5117, ian.duncan@beg.utexas.edu

Expertise in geomechanic and geochemistry applied to: risks associated with CO2 sequestration; hydraulic fracturing for shale gas production; environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing; and the water-energy nexus. Current research focuses on the scientific, environmental and public policy aspects of unconventional natural gas production, the water-energy nexus, and carbon capture and storage. He has a particular interest in risk analysis, decision making, and legal/regulatory issues related to fracing, CO2 sequestration, CO2-EOR, and energy production.

Dallas B Dunlap

Dallas B Dunlap

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV (Exempt), Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 6184, dallas.dunlap@beg.utexas.edu

Quantitative Clastics Laboratory, Geologic Subsurface Mapping, Deepwater Depositional Processes

Shirley P Dutton

Shirley P Dutton

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0329, +1 512 471 1534, shirley.dutton@beg.utexas.edu

Sandstone petrography and diagenesis, interpretation of diagenetic history by integration of petrographic, geochemical, and stratigraphic data; relationship of diagenesis to porosity, permeability, and other petrophysical properties of oil and gas reservoirs; timing of diagenesis and hydrocarbon maturation with respect to basin thermal and subsidence history

James S Dyer

James S Dyer

Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 5278, +1 512 471 3322, j.dyer@mccombs.utexas.edu

His research and teaching interests include risk management, multiple criteria decision making, and capital budgeting. Decision and risk analysis with applications in oil and gas; exploration and production; electric utilities; project managment; environment & earth science.

John S Dzienkowski

John S Dzienkowski

Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1367, jdzienkowski@law.utexas.edu

John Dzienkowski teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility of lawyers, real property, international energy transactions, and oil and gas taxation. He is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and effective speakers on topics of professional responsibility and he has delivered almost one hundred ethics presentations to in-house corporate departments, large and small law firms, state bar continuing legal education programs, and law faculties throughout this country. 

Matthew Eastin

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
matt.eastin@utexas.edu

Dr. Eastin's research focuses on new media behavior. From this perspective, he has investigated information processing as well as the social and psychological factors associated with game play involvement, new media adoption, e-commerce, e-health, and organizational use. Generally, his research utilizes information processing as a central mechanism to new media experiences (i.e., affect, identification, perceptions, etc.) and knowledge acquisition.

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959, eaton@austin.utexas.edu

Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas; conservation, energy, pollution, water & wastewater

Thomas F Edgar

Thomas F Edgar

Professor and George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3080, edgar@che.utexas.edu

Process control; Modeling; Optimization; Energy systems; Combined heat and power; Fault detection; Data analytics; Energy policy; Alternative and renewable energy; Smart Grid

Peter  Eichhubl

Peter Eichhubl

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 8829, +1 512 471 1534, peter.eichhubl@beg.utexas.edu

Fault and fracture mechanics, diagenesis and low-temp. geochemistry, fluid flow and transfer processes in sedimentary basins, deformation mechanisms of the upper crust, structural control of mass and heat transfer in sedimentary basins, effects of chemical mass transfer on the mechanical and hydraulic behavior of fractures and faults, chemical interaction between fluids and minerals

John G Ekerdt

John G Ekerdt

Professor and Dick Rothwell Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4689, ekerdt@utexas.edu

Dr. Ekerdt's research is on the surface, growth and materials chemistry of metal, dielectric, ferroelectric, and polymer thin films. We seek to understand and describe nucleation and growth of films and nanostructures, their structure-property relationships, and site-specific reactions that lead to their formation. The programs are motivated by applications in electronic materials, energy and sensors. The research programs are highly interdisciplinary and involve collaborations with faculty in chemical engineering, physics and electrical engineering, and researchers in industry.

Robert B Eldridge

Robert B Eldridge

Research Engineer, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1407, +1 512 471 7067, eldridge@che.utexas.edu

separations research, energy reduction in separations processes, low energy separations technologies, separations research, cost reduction in separations processes

Janet L Ellzey

Janet L Ellzey

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7020, jellzey@mail.utexas.edu

Combustion in environmental technologies; Low-emission burners; Fuel reformers

Brian L Evans

Brian L Evans

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1457, bevans@ece.utexas.edu

Digital signal processing; Image processing; Communication systems; Electronic design automation

Ofodike A Ezekoye

Ofodike A Ezekoye

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3085, dezekoye@mail.utexas.edu

Jet flames; Aerosols; Fire dynamics; Flame Ignition

Paulo J Ferreira

Paulo J Ferreira

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3244, ferreira@mail.utexas.edu

Nanomaterials; Electron microscopy; Fuel Cells; Batteries; Solar Conversion

Scott  Fish

Scott Fish

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
scott.fish@utexas.edu

William L Fisher

William L Fisher

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5600, wfisher@jsg.utexas.edu

Basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, petroleum geology, resource assessment, energy policy

Richard  Fitzpatrick

Richard Fitzpatrick

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 9439, rfitzp@farside.ph.utexas.edu

Magnetohydrodynamical theory of large-scale plasma instabilities; fusion.

Kenneth  Flamm

Kenneth Flamm

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8952, kflamm@mail.utexas.edu

Flamm, an expert on the economics of trade and investment in high technology industries, has published extensively on the economics of the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries. He has worked closely with the semiconductor industry's SEMATECH research consortium in building economic models describing the impact of technological innovation on industrial competition in that industry.

Peter B Flemings

Peter B Flemings

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 8738, +1 512 475 9520, pflemings@jsg.utexas.edu

Stratigraphy, basin analysis, basin-scale fluid flow, pore pressures in seafloor sediments, submarine landslides, oil and gas migration, methane hydrates, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Mark M Flynn

Mark M Flynn

Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratories
+1 512 835 3027, +1 512 232 4328, mmflynn@utexas.edu

flywheel energy storage, control for electric and hybrid vehicles

Sergey Fomel

Sergey Fomel

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 9573, sergey.fomel@beg.utexas.edu

Computational and exploration geophysics; seismic imaging; wave propagation; seismic data analysis; inverse problems; geophysical estimation

Michelle M Foss

Michelle M Foss

Chief Energy Economist & Head of CEE, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 713 654 5400, mmfoss@att.net

Energy and environmental reseach (oil and gas, coal, nonfuel minerals, electric power), applied energy economics and business development, enterprise strategy and commercial operations, business-government relationships across energy value chains, liquified natural gas (LNG), energy markets, oil and gas markets, energy prices

John T Foster

John T Foster

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6972, john.foster@utexas.edu

Before joining the UT PGE faculty in August of 2014, Dr. Foster was most recently a faculty member at UTSA and prior to that was a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories where he worked for seven years. His research interests are in experimental and computational geomechanics and multi-scale modeling with applications to well completions, lost circulation, hydraulic fracturing, and anomalous flow in porous media. Additionally, he has interest in fundamental theoretical advancement of the peridynamic theory of solid mechanics.

Benny D Freeman

Benny D Freeman

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 2803, +1 512 232 3810, freeman@austin.utexas.edu

My research program explores the relationship between polymer structure, processing and properties. More specifically, we study the effect of polymer structure on the solubility, diffusivity, and permeability of small molecules in polymers and polymer-based materials. These fundamental studies bear directly upon membranes for liquid, gas, and vapor separations; controlled drug delivery devices and techniques; barrier plastics for food and specialty packaging; monomer and solvent removal from formed polymers; and physical aging of glassy polymeric materials and membranes.

Cliff Frohlich

Cliff Frohlich

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0460, +1 512 471 6156, mofuikeman@gmail.com

Seismology, deep earthquakes, Texas earthquakes, moonquakes, statistical analysis of earthquake catalogs

Qilong  Fu

Qilong Fu

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 9372, qilong.fu@beg.utexas.edu

Sedimentology and stratigraphy, petrology of sedimentary rocks, reservoir characterization

Julia F Gale

Julia F Gale

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 7957, julia.gale@beg.utexas.edu

Natural fracture / vein systems in sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; structural geology; tectonics

William E Galloway

William E Galloway

Research Professor, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0494, gallowayrb@sbcglobal.net

Clastic depositional systems

Irene M Gamba

Irene M Gamba

Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7711, +1 512 471 7422, gamba@math.utexas.edu

Applied and computational analysis, mathematical and statistical physics, non-linear kinetic and partial differential equations.

Venkat  Ganesan

Venkat Ganesan

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4856, venkat@che.utexas.edu

My research focus is to develop a theoretical and computationally-based program aimed at elucidating the fundamental mechanisms underlying the design of novel, self-assembled advanced materials. The goal is to complement the research of experimentalists (synthetic chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists) by providing simple but quantitative guidelines to rationally design and synthesize these materials. Towards this broad objective, our group's research focuses on the development and use of a wide variety of tools spanning both equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, conventional fluid mechanics, molecular rheology and computational tools to complex fluids and biological systems.

Michael L Garrison

Michael L Garrison

Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0185, +1 512 471 1922, mgarrison@utexas.edu

Advanced Design, environmental controls, solar design

Kenneth W Gentle

Kenneth W Gentle

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7581, k.gentle@mail.utexas.edu

Plasma physics; fusion energy; environment & earth science.

Omar  Ghattas

Omar Ghattas

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 4304, omar@ices.utexas.edu

Computational geoscience and engineering, simulation and optimization of complex solid, fluid, and biomechanical systems, inverse problems, optimal design, and optimal control

Robert B Gilbert

Robert B Gilbert

Professor and Bruswick-Abernathy Regents Professorship in Soil Dynamics & Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3688, bob_gilbert@mail.utexas.edu

Performance reliability and risk management for slopes, dams & levees, foundations, waste containment and site remediation

John B Goodenough

John B Goodenough

Professor and Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1646, jgoodenough@mail.utexas.edu

Transition-metal oxides; lithium ion batteries; fuel cells; oxygen-permeation membranes

Kenneth E Gray

Kenneth E Gray

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3242, +1 512 471 7190, ken_gray@mail.utexas.edu

oil and gas, drilling (horizontal wells) and rock mechanics, reservoir engineering, fracture mechanics

Gurcan  Gulen

Gurcan Gulen

Senior Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 713 654 5404, +1 713 654 5400, gurcan.gulen@beg.utexas.edu

Energy sector reform & commercial frameworks, efficacy of energy regulators, electricity market design

Warren J Hahn

Warren J Hahn

Master of Finance in Science Director, Department of Finance, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 232 6703, joe.hahn@mccombs.utexas.edu

Quantitative modeling of operational decision-making and its effect on asset value (real options), including investments in both conventional and unconventional energy production. Discrete-time modeling of stochastic processes for commodity prices. Numerical techniques for solving decision analysis problems, including decision models for problems with multiple criteria.

Matthew J Hall

Matthew J Hall

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1292, mjhall@mail.utexas.edu

Internal combustion engines; Hazardous waste incineration; Combustion and flow in porous media

Neal A Hall

Neal A Hall

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 2349, nahall@mail.utexas.edu

Silicon micromachining/MEMS; Acoustics and dynamics; Optics and photonics; Technology transfer

Herbert S Hamlin

Herbert S Hamlin

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 9527, scott.hamlin@beg.utexas.edu

Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and depositional systems integrating subsurface data (geophysical logs and cores) with outcrops. Applications in hydrogeology and petroleum geology.

Robert  Harrison

Robert Harrison

Senior Research Scientist, Center for Transportation Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3114, harrison@mail.utexas.edu

economic impact of trade, transport sector planning, NAFTA trade corridors, Texas-Mexico border trade

Richard J Hayes

Richard J Hayes

Senior Engineering Scientist, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 1618, r.hayes@utexas.edu

geothermal energy, hybrid vehicles (electric, hydrogen, liquid fuels, etc.)

Richard D Hazeltine

Richard D Hazeltine

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 1152, +1 512 471 4307, rdh@austin.utexas.edu

Theoretical plasma physics; fusion; transport theory.

Robert E Hebner

Robert E Hebner

Director, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 1628, r.hebner@cem.utexas.edu

Microgrid performance; electrical process in algal biofuels production; electrical insulation; Electricity generation and storage; space power; electric energy; standards; technology policy; university-industry-government collaboration in technology; technology and economic development; electric guns; hybrid electric vehicles; electric locomotives; flywheel batteries; electric generators and motors; high voltage; environment & earth science.

Adam  Heller

Adam Heller

Research Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 8874, +1 512 471 8795, heller@che.utexas.edu

Dr. Heller's study of the physical chemistry of inorganic oxyhalide solutions resulted in the first neodymium liquid lasers (1964-1967) and in the lithium thionyl chloride battery (1973), one of the earliest lithium batteries, remaining in use in medical and defense systems where 20 year shelf life, high energy density and a broad operating temperature range are required. His studies of photoelectrochemical solar cells resulted in 11.5 percent efficient solar cells (1980) and in 11 percent efficient hydrogen evolving photoelectrodes. His related studies of photoelectrocatalysis established that the rate of photo-assisted oxidation of organic matter on photocatalytic titanium dioxide particles was controlled by the rate of reduction of adsorbed oxygen by trapped electrons. He established the field the electrical wiring of enzymes (1988-2005), the electrical connection of their catalytic redox centers to electrodes, and built with wired enzymes the subcutaneously implanted miniature glucose sensors. His wired enzymes became the core technology of the FreeStyle NavigatorTM system of Abbott Diabetes Care; it continuously and accurately monitors subcutaneous glucose levels in diabetic people.

Graeme A Henkelman

Graeme A Henkelman

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4179, henkelman@utexas.edu

Energy conversion and storage; fuel cells; chemical reactions at surfaces; novel catalysts; battery materials.

Tucker F Hentz

Tucker F Hentz

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate V, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 7281, tucker.hentz@beg.utexas.edu

Siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy, sandstone petrology, continental depositional systems, field mapping and stratigraphy

Marc A Hesse

Marc A Hesse

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0768, mhesse@jsg.utexas.edu

Multiphase flow in porous media, geomechanics, numerical simulation, mathematical, modeling, reactive transport, magma dynamics.

Ben R Hodges

Ben R Hodges

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4730, +1 512 471 1807, hodges@mail.utexas.edu

Hydrodynamics; Transport and water quality issues in lakes, rivers and estuaries

Wendell  Horton

Wendell Horton

A&P Hourly Employment, Applied Research Laboratories
+1 512 471 1594, +1 512 925 3533, horton@physics.utexas.edu

Theory of drift wave turbulence and anomalous transport in plasma confinement devices; fusion.

Susan D Hovorka

Susan D Hovorka

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 4863, susan.hovorka@beg.utexas.edu

Geologic carbon sequestration in deep sedimentary environments as part of carbon capture and storage. PI of the Gulf Coast Caron Center (www.gulfcoastcarbon.org) focused on research relevant to commercial development of geologic sequestration in regions where it is both needed and possible. Monitoring field projects. Petrography and sedimentology supporting hydrogeology in karst and contaminated systems. K-12 and public outreach and education.

He Huang

Technical - RESA, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4576, huanghe@austin.utexas.edu

Fusion; plasma transport; turbulence.

Michael R Hudec

Michael R Hudec

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1428, michael.hudec@beg.utexas.edu

Salt tectonics, 3-D computer modeling, kinematic models for evolution and growth of salt structures, structural geology, cross-section restoration and balancing, seismic interpretation

Simon M Humphrey

Simon M Humphrey

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 0312, smh@cm.utexas.edu

Catalysis; materials science; nanoscience and nanotechnology; polymer chemistry; surface chemistry.

Gyeong S Hwang

Gyeong S Hwang

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4847, gshwang@che.utexas.edu

Dr. Hwang's research has a well-balanced emphasis on fundamentals and applications. Using first principles-based tomistic modeling my research group focuses on developing a better understanding of (1) surface chemical reactions and dynamics, (2) solid-solid and solid-fluid interfacial interactions, and (3) defect nature and formation as well as their role in controlled chemical doping. By incorporating the fundamental knowledge and understanding into larger scale simulations, my research group also attempts to solve engineering problems encountered in the fabrication of nanoscale electronic, chemical and biological devices.

Svetlana  Ikonnikova

Svetlana Ikonnikova

Research Associate - Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 9464, svetlana.ikonnikova@beg.utexas.edu

energy economics; natural gas; oil

Xavier  Janson

Xavier Janson

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 9524, xavier.janson@beg.utexas.edu

Carbonates sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, petrophysics of carbonate, seismic signature of carbonate rock, seismic modeling, carbonate modern depositional environment

Farzam  Javadpour

Farzam Javadpour

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 8068, farzam.javadpour@beg.utexas.edu

Dispersion phenomena in porous systems (hydrocarbon reservoirs and brine aquifers); shale gas; CO2 injection up-scaling; EOR, EGR, and sequestration; nonotechnology in rock characterization.

Nathan M Jensen

Nathan M Jensen

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
natemjensen@austin.utexas.edu

Relationship between multinational corporations and domestic governments; politics of natural resources; political economy of international institutions; diffusion of policy across borders; business corruption; civil war

Keith P Johnston

Keith P Johnston

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4617, kpj@che.utexas.edu

We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science, materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and polymer science to design, synthesize, and characterize materials for advanced performance in energy, pharmaceutical, and biomedical applications. We focus on Advanced Functional Nanomaterials: functionalization of metals and metal oxide/polymer systems Nanoparticle Interactions with Liquid and Solid Interfaces: engineered interfacial interactions in solids and oil/water and gas/water systems Nanocluster Self Assembly Platform for Enhanced Properties: protein nanoclusters, photonic NIR gold nanoclusters, metal oxides for subsurface imaging and catalysis

Richard A Jones

Richard A Jones

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 1706, +1 512 471 6694, rajones@cm.utexas.edu

Synthesis, structure, and bonding in organometallic and coordination chemistry; high nuclearity lanthanide complexes for energy storage

Maria G Juenger

Maria G Juenger

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3593, mjuenger@mail.utexas.edu

Hydration chemistry and microstructural characterization of portland cement and related materials; Mechanisms of chemical deterioration in concrete; Concrete durability; Reducing the environmental impact of concrete production

Thomas E Juenger

Thomas E Juenger

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 5751, tjuenger@austin.utexas.edu

Phenotypic evolution, physiological genomics and evolution in C3 (Brachypodium) and C4 (Panicum) grasses.

Lee Ann  Kahlor

Lee Ann Kahlor

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
+1 512 791 5726, kahlor@austin.utexas.edu

Public relations, health and environmental risk communication, science communication, and information seeking.

Elizabeth L Keating

Elizabeth L Keating

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8518, elizabeth.keating@austin.utexas.edu

 impacts of technology on society, Science, technoolgy, and society

Charles  Kerans

Charles Kerans

Department Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 4282, +1 512 471 3519, ckerans@jsg.utexas.edu

Carbonate sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, reservoir characterization, basin analysis, seismic interpretation, seismic stratigraphy, paleokarst analysis, carbonate diagenesis

Richard A Ketcham

Richard A Ketcham

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6942, +1 512 471 0260, ketcham@jsg.utexas.edu

High-resolution X-ray computed tomography, CT scanning, 3D image analysis, fission-track dating, thermochronology, structural geology, tectonics, digital morphology, trabecular bone

Vladimir  Khudik

Vladimir Khudik

Research Scientist, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3926, vkhudik@utexas.edu

Fusion; plasma physics.

Nabeel A Khwaja

Nabeel A Khwaja

Senior Research Engineer, Center for Transportation Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 214 683 0444, +1 214 287 0862, khwaja@mail.utexas.edu

innovative construction (transport sector), workzone mobility, challenges of mega-construction projects

Wonsuck  Kim

Wonsuck Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 4203, delta@jsg.utexas.edu

Quantitative stratigraphy, Shoreline dynamics, Morphodynamcis, Sediment transport, Deltaic sedimentation, River delta restoration, Coupled mathematical modeling and experimental stratigraphy, Planetary surface processes.

Yosuke Kimura

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 5296, +1 512 471 0523, yosuke@austin.utexas.edu

air quality modeling

Carey W King

Carey W King

Assistant Director, Energy Institute
+1 512 471 5468, careyking@mail.utexas.edu

Energy and renewable energy generation, usage, conservation, policy, and education; energy systems approaches; energy return on energy invested, net energy; carbon capture and sequestration; nexus of water and energy; renewable energy and electricity integration

Spyridon A Kinnas

Spyridon A Kinnas

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 7969, +1 512 232 1887, kinnas@mail.utexas.edu

Ocean engineering; Hydrodynamics; Cavitation; Wave mechanics; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Design of ocean vehicle control and propulsion systems; Tidal turbines;

Kerry A Kinney

Kerry A Kinney

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1740, kakinney@mail.utexas.edu

Beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment; Algae-to-biofuel production processes; Potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments

Dale E Klein

Dale E Klein

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 499 4689, dale.klein@mail.utexas.edu

Dale E. Klein is Associate Director of the Energy Institute and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Texas System. Formerly he was Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and also served as a member of the Commission. Before joining the NRC, Dr. Klein served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. In this position he served as the principal; staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology for all policy and planning matters related to nuclear weapons and nuclear, chemical and biological defense.

Kara  Kockelman

Kara Kockelman

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 0210, +1 512 232 4252, kkockelm@mail.utexas.edu

Travel behavior; traffic safety; urban form and land development; transportation planning and policy-making.

Brian A Korgel

Brian A Korgel

Professor and Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professorship in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5633, korgel@che.utexas.edu

Nanotechnology can be defined as the study of material properties and interactions on a nanometer length scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the rational self-assembly and fabrication of nanostructures with atomic detail. This research finds applications in microelectronics and photonics, spintronics, coatings, sensors and biotechnology.

M T Kotschenreuther

M T Kotschenreuther

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4367, mtk@mail.utexas.edu

Fusion; hybrid reactor design for less hazardous nuclear waste, novel cost-effective paths to fusion power.

Desiderio  Kovar

Desiderio Kovar

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5185, dekovar@austin.utexas.edu

Production and characterization of nanoparticles; Nanostructured thick films; Solid oxide fuel cells; Honeycomb ceramics

Michael J Krische

Michael J Krische

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 5892, mkrische@cm.utexas.edu

Catalytic reaction development with attendant applications in natural product synthesis.

Stelios  Kyriakides

Stelios Kyriakides

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4167, skk@mail.utexas.edu

Instability in Solids and Structures (Plastic Buckling of Structures; Propagating Instabilities in Shape Memory Metals; Composites; Foams); Modeling of Nonlinear Behavior and Failure of Solids (Metals; Composites; Foams)

Keji  Lai

Keji Lai

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 475 9128, kejilai@physics.utexas.edu

Energy-harvesting materials; experimental condensed matter physics; nanoscale electromagnetic imaging; complex oxides; nano-materials; transport in low-dimensional systems.

Larry W Lake

Larry W Lake

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 8233, +1 512 471 3161, larry_lake@mail.utexas.edu

Enhanced oil recovery; Reservoir engineering; Reservoir characterization; Geochemical modeling; Simulation

Chad M Landis

Chad M Landis

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4273, landis@utexas.edu

Mechanics of materials; Ferroelectrics; Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys; Fracture Mechanics; Continuum thermodynamics

Sheldon  Landsberger

Sheldon Landsberger

Professor and Hayden Head Centennial Professorship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 2467, s.landsberger@mail.utexas.edu

Radioactive and solid waste management; Low-level counting of natural radioactivity; Compton suppression gamma-ray spectrometry; Risk assessment in radioactivity handling

Leon S Lasdon

Leon S Lasdon

Professor Emeritus, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
lasdon@utexas.edu

Decision Support Systems, Decision Theory, Management Science, Operations Research, Optimization, Supply Chain Management

Stephen E Laubach

Stephen E Laubach

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6303, +1 512 471 1534, steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu

Structural diagenesis, structural geology, fracture analysis, fluid inclusion and cathodoluminescence studies, rock mechanics, mechanical and fracture stratigraphy, hydrocarbon exploration and development in deep and/or structurally complex areas, tight gas sandstone, coalbed methane, shale gas; geologic aspects of hydraulic fracturing, application of borehole-imaging geophysical logs to stress and fracture evaluation, structural evolution of North American Cordillera, fracture history of NW Scotland, regional fracture studies Argentina.

Desmond F Lawler

Desmond F Lawler

Professor and Nassir I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4595, dlawler@mail.utexas.edu

Particles in water and wastewater treatment processes; Mathematical modeling of treatment processes; Physical-chemical treatment; Drinking and industrial process water treatment

Benjamin D Leibowicz

Benjamin D Leibowicz

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 9550, bleibowicz@utexas.edu

Integrated assessment modeling; technological change; energy and climate policy analysis; energy system modeling; energy economics; innovation

Michael C Lewis

Michael C Lewis

Senior Engineering Scientist, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 5715, +1 512 471 4496, mclewis@cem.utexas.edu

alternative fuel vehicles

Wei  Li

Wei Li

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7174, weiwli@austin.utexas.edu

Polymer nanofoam and nanocomposites, biomedical micro devices; 3D cell culture and drug discovery; Nanoporous materials; Manufacturing processes for alternate transportation energy

Howard M Liljestrand

Howard M Liljestrand

Professor and Gerard A. Rohlich Regents Professorship in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4604, liljestrand@mail.utexas.edu

Aquatic chemistry; Contaminant transport; Pollutant containment and remediation acid deposition; Air pollution modeling

Jung-Fu  Lin

Jung-Fu Lin

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 8054, afu@jsg.utexas.edu

Mineral physics, physics and chemistry of planetary materials, solid-Earth geophysics and geochemistry, high-pressure diamond anvil cell, X-ray and laser spectroscopy

Lisa D Loftus-Otway

Lisa D Loftus-Otway

Research Scientist, Center for Transportation Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3072, loftusotway@mail.utexas.edu

transportation finance, transportation law and policy, freight planning and policy, transportation planning

Robert G Loucks

Robert G Loucks

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0366, +1 512 471 1534, bob.loucks@beg.utexas.edu

Research in carbonate, sandstone, and mudrock stratigraphy, sedimentology, diagenesis, reservoir characterization, and pore network analysis.

Floyd J Lucia

Floyd J Lucia

Research Affiliate - Sr Research Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1534, jerry.lucia@utexas.edu

Carbonate geology, petroleum geological engineering, petroleum exploration geology, sandstone geology, pore space in carbonate rocks, diagenesis, stratigraphy, petrology, rock fabrics

Allan H Macdonald

Allan H Macdonald

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 9113, +1 512 232 7960, macd@physics.utexas.edu

Graphene; spintronics; cold metal atoms; quantum hall systems; nanoparticles.

Swadesh M Mahajan

Swadesh M Mahajan

Research Professor, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4376, mahajan@mail.utexas.edu

Fusion; hybrid reactor design for less hazardous nuclear waste; global Alfvèn eigenmodes.

Krishan A Malik

Adjunct Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3161, kmalik@mail.utexas.edu

oil, petroleum and structural geology, reservoir eand economic evaluation, oil and gas finance

Arumugam  Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

Professor and Joe C. Walter, Jr. Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1791, +1 512 471 7394, manth@austin.utexas.edu

Clean energy materials; Electrochemical energy conversion and storage; Lithium ion batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and solar cells; Nanomaterials

Lance  Manuel

Lance Manuel

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 5691, lmanuel@mail.utexas.edu

Random vibration; Structural dynamics; Structural reliability; Atmospheric inflow turbulence simulation for wind turbine loads analysis; Computational methods for windstorm field generation; Performance of deepwater offshore platforms; Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

Michael P Marder

Michael P Marder

Director, Academic Program, UTeach-Natural Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3612, marder@chaos.utexas.edu

Fracture; deformation of materials; computational materials science; condensed matter physics; nonlinear dynamics; teacher preparation; discovery learning; Uteach.

Glenn Y Masada

Glenn Y Masada

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3061, masada@mail.utexas.edu

System dynamics; Automatic control; Energy conversion engineering; Electronics manufacturing

Ronald D Matthews

Ronald D Matthews

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3108, rdmatt@mail.utexas.edu

Alternative fuels; Emissions; Engine modeling

James W McClelland

James W McClelland

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6756, jimm@utexas.edu

Climate change; global warming; ocean chemistry; Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans; ecosystem dynamics.

Elena C McDonald-Buller

Elena C McDonald-Buller

Senior Research Engineer, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 2891, ecmb@mail.utexas.edu

Air quality modeling; emissions trading; atmospheric chemistry; impacts of urban development patterns on air quality and population exposure to pollution; applications of satellite remote sensing data for air quality research

Gary R McGaughey

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate V, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 7807, garym@mail.utexas.edu

power plant emissions, air quality modeling

Daene C McKinney

Daene C McKinney

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5644, daene@aol.com

Water resource systems analysis; Groundwater hydrology; Numerical modeling and economic analysis of groundwater systems; Multi-phase flow in porous media; Expert geographic information systems (GIS)

Mark E Mear

Mark E Mear

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4212, mear@mail.utexas.edu

Micromechanics; Fracture Mechanics; Boundary Element Methods

Dr. Tip Meckel

Dr. Tip Meckel

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
tip.meckel@beg.utexas.edu

Stratigraphy, structural geology, CO2 sequestration, carbon capture and storage, CCS, high-resolution 3D seismic imaging

Kitty L Milliken

Kitty L Milliken

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6082, kittym@utexas.edu

Petrography and geochemistry of siliciclastic rocks; diagenesis; electron microbeam methods: X-ray mapping, cathodoluminescence imaging; micro-scale reservoir characterization

Delia  Milliron

Delia Milliron

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 5702, milliron@che.utexas.edu

Chemical synthesis and assembly of nanostructured electronic and electrochemical materials, processing-structure-property relationships, energy and electronic devices.

Kishore  Mohanty

Kishore Mohanty

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3077, mohanty@mail.utexas.edu

Transport of simple and complex fluids in complex microstructured materials for applications in energy, environment and biotechnology

David  Mohrig

David Mohrig

Associate Dean for Research, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 2282, mohrig@jsg.utexas.edu

Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Rivers, Deltas, Coastlines, Submarine Channels, Geohazards, Sediment-Gravity Currents, Sediment Transport, Seismic Interpretation, Basin Analysis

Steven A Moore

Steven A Moore

Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0184, samoore@austin.utexas.edu

Sustainable architecture; science and technology studies; politics of technology; philosophy of technology; history of technology

Philip J Morrison

Philip J Morrison

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 1527, morrison@physics.utexas.edu

Fusion; hamiltonian dynamics.

Lorena G Moscardelli

Lorena G Moscardelli

Research Affiliate - Research Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 4971, lorena.moscardelli@utexas.edu

Robert D Moser

Robert D Moser

Director (Interim), Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
+1 512 471 3168, +1 512 471 0093, rmoser@ices.utexas.edu

Turbulence physics; Direct numerical simulation and spectral methods; Large-eddy simulation; Cardiovascular fluid mechanics

Charles B Mullins

Charles B Mullins

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5817, mullins@che.utexas.edu

Materials chemistry for energy studies regarding solar photoelectrocatalysis; catalysis of nano-structured surfaces; materials for lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Michael R Murphy

Michael R Murphy

Senior Research Engineer, Center for Transportation Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
murphymr@mail.utexas.edu

highway safety, network-level pavement management, highway design and evaluation, policies on weight impacts on pavement

Steven P Nichols

Steven P Nichols

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3565, s.nichols@mail.utexas.edu

Product development and technology commercialization; Entrepreneurial development of students; Engineering professional responsibility; Engineering design and engineering design education

Jean-Philippe Nicot

Jean-Philippe Nicot

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6246, jp.nicot@beg.utexas.edu

Subsurface hydrology, numerical modeling and optimization of groundwater resources, multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones, geochemistry modeling and subsurface reactive transport, Mathematical geology, geostatistics, inverse modeling, optimization, risk assessment and risk analysis

David R Nobles

David R Nobles

Research Associate, Culture Collection of Algae, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 1834, +1 512 471 4019, dnobles@austin.utexas.edu

Cyanobacteria; ethanol; cellulose.

Atila  Novoselac

Atila Novoselac

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 8175, atila@mail.utexas.edu

Ventilation and indoor air quality; Computations and measurements of airflows in buildings; Pollutants transport modeling; Building energy analysis

Vanessa  Nunez-Lopez

Vanessa Nunez-Lopez

Engineer-Reservoir Characterization Geologist or Subsurface Geologist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5825, vanessa.nunez@beg.utexas.edu

Michael  Oden

Michael Oden

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0121, oden@austin.utexas.edu

community and regional planning, development economics

Osareni C Ogiesoba

Osareni C Ogiesoba

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6250, osareni.ogiesoba@beg.utexas.edu

Seismic interpretation of depositional systems, Seismic data processing and seismic anisotropy, Multicomponent data processing and velocity ratios estimation for reservoir characterization, Seismic modeling, Acreage evaluation and prospect generation, 3D seismic attributes-based rock property prediction in hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs.

Cornel  Olariu

Cornel Olariu

Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1519, cornelo@jsg.utexas.edu

Clastic Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Depositional Environments, Basin Analysis

Sheila M Olmstead

Sheila M Olmstead

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 2064, sheila.olmstead@austin.utexas.edu

Olmstead is an environmental economist whose current research projects examine the environmental externalities associated with shale gas development in the United States, regulatory avoidance under the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, the influence of federal fire suppression policy on land development in the American West, and free-riding in dam placement and water withdrawals in transboundary river basins. She has worked extensively on the economics of water resource management, focusing on water demand estimation, water conservation policy, and access to drinking water services among low-income communities. Climate and energy policy are additional topics of her research, especially with regard to the application of market-based environmental policy instruments.

Jon E Olson

Jon E Olson

Department Chair, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7375, +1 512 471 3161, jolson@austin.utexas.edu

Naturally fractured reservoirs; Rock mechanics; Hydraulic fracturing; Structural geology

Jeffrey G Paine

Jeffrey G Paine

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1260, +1 512 471 1534, jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu

Near-surface geophysics in hydrogeology and environmental and Quaternary geology; coastal geology; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; computer applications in the geological sciences

Robert G Paterson

Robert G Paterson

Associate Dean for Research and Operations (Interim), School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0734, +1 512 471 1922, rgfp@austin.utexas.edu

community and regional planning, environmental impacts of development

Donald R Paul

Donald R Paul

Professor and Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5392, drp@che.utexas.edu

Interests include the broad areas of polymer science and engineering and chemical engineering. Current research involves various aspects of polymeric materials including polymer blends; membranes for separations, drug delivery, packaging, etc.; and polymer processing.  The blend research deals with the thermodynamics of polymer-polymer interactions (miscibility, phase diagrams, interfaces), reactive compatibilization of multiphase mixtures, rubber toughening, the control of phase morphology during processing by both chemical and physical means, and polymeric nanocomposites.  The research on diffusion in polymers involves investigation of structure-property relationships to design better membranes for separation processes and improved barrier materials plus an interest in theories and models for describing sorption and permeation of small molecule penetrants in polymers including the rubbery, glassy, semi-crystalline, and liquid crystalline states of these materials.  The research on nanocomposites involves devising chemical and processing strategies for exfoliating layered silicates in polymer matrices for improvement of performance using nanoscale reinforcement.  Synthesis, characterization, and performance of polymers are an integral part of the research in all these areas.

Clark S Penrod

A&P Hourly Employment, Applied Research Laboratories
+1 512 835 3478, penrod@arlut.utexas.edu

nuclear

Robert J Peroni

Robert J Peroni

Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 9328, rperoni@law.utexas.edu

Professor Peroni currently holds the Fondren Foundation Centennial Chair for Faculty Excellence. He joined the Texas faculty in 2003 and his primary areas of teaching and scholarship are federal income taxation, international taxation, natural resource taxation, and professional responsibility/legal ethics. He is one of the nation's top scholars in international taxation and in energy taxation.

Suzanne A Pierce

Suzanne A Pierce

Assistant Professor of Research, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 954 1810, spierce@tacc.utexas.edu

Integrated Water Resources Management Decision Support Systems Sustainability Science Energy-Water Groundwater Management Participatory Modeling

Jorge R Pinon

Jorge R Pinon

Director of Latin American and Caribbean Energy Program, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 4988, +1 305 926 6910, jrpinon@austin.utexas.edu

Latin American and Caribbean energy, Energy, energy policy, Latin America,

Gary A Pope

Gary A Pope

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3235, +1 512 471 3161, gpope@mail.utexas.edu

Enhanced oil recovery; Reservoir engineering; Fluid flow in porous media; Numerical simulation; Phase behavior and fluid properties; Water soluble polymers; Surfactants; Surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation; Characterization of NAPLs in groundwater; Use of tracers for characterization of aquifers

Terrence M Quinn

Terrence M Quinn

Director, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0464, quinn@ig.utexas.edu

Paleoclimate, climate, climate change, climate dynamics, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, sedimentary geology and geochemistry

Varun  Rai

Varun Rai

Associate Dean for Research, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 5057, +1 512 471 4697, raivarun@gmail.com

Dr. Rai's principal research interests are in technological change, innovation and diffusion; economics of climate change/integrated assessment models; and energy and development. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation. The emphasis of his research is on interdisciplinary and integrative research in engineering and policy to ensure that the insights from his policy research are rooted in the underlying technical realties.

Mark G Raizen

Mark G Raizen

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4753, +1 512 471 0883, raizen@physics.utexas.edu

Atomic physics; laser cooling of atoms; trapping atoms; methods for enriching stable isotopes; desalination of water; energy efficient lighting; molecular motion; materials science; quantum optics; laser optics.

Laxminarayan L Raja

Laxminarayan L Raja

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4279, lraja@mail.utexas.edu

Low-temperature Glow Discharge Plasma

Ellen M Rathje

Ellen M Rathje

Professor and Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professorship in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3683, +1 512 471 4929, e.rathje@mail.utexas.edu

Geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology; Seismic stability of earth structures and slopes; Earthquake-induced landslides; Seismic site response; Field liquefaction evaluation and soil improvement; Application of remote sensing to earthquake damage assessment;

Alan S Rau

Alan S Rau

Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1266, arau@law.utexas.edu

Professor Rau teaches and writes in the areas of Contracts and Alternative Dispute Resolution (particularly Arbitration). 

Robert M Reed

Robert M Reed

Research Scientist Associate IV, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0356, robreed@utexas.edu

Microstructural analysis of rocks, particularly small-scale deformation structures and pores in mudrocks.

Gary T Rochelle

Gary T Rochelle

Professor and Carol & Henry Groppe Professorship in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7230, rochelle@che.utexas.edu

Dr. Rochelle's research includes a focus on control of air pollution by acid gases, carbon dioxide, and air toxics, CO2 capture, flue gas desulfurization, acid gas treating, CO2 mass transfer with chemical reaction, electrolyte thermodynamics, reaction kinetics in aqueous solutions.

Katherine D Romanak

Katherine D Romanak

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6136, katherine.romanak@beg.utexas.edu

Geochemistry and isotope systematics of carbon cycling in the vadose zone and in freshwater aquifers; soil-gas monitoring and surface gas flux measurements at CO2 sequestration sites; microbial influences on carbon geochemistry in the shallow subsurface; fate and transport of organic contaminants.

Ehud I Ronn

Ehud I Ronn

Professor, Department of Finance, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 5853, eronn@mail.utexas.edu

Dr. Ronn's research is primarily in the area of energy risk: modeling, measurement and management. He has published articles on banking, investments, interest rate-sensitive instruments, and energy derivatives in academic and practitioner literature. In the energy-consulting area, Dr. Ronn has addressed the multiple issues of Risk Assessment; Construction of Optimal Hedge Portfolios; VAR and CVAR; Dual-Fuel Options; Valuation of Load-Following Services; Modeling Energy Prices and Pricing Monthly and Daily Options; and the Valuation and Optimal Management of Storage Facility.

Michael  Rose

Michael Rose

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4456, mrose@cm.utexas.edu

Creating hydrogen fuel from water and light; Synthetic inorganic chemistry; solar fuels; catalysis.

William L Rowan

William L Rowan

Research Affiliate - Sr Research Fellow, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4559, w.l.rowan@utexas.edu

Particle transport in tokamaks; particle transport in the Helimak; plasma spectroscopy; charge exchange recombination spectroscopy.

Stephen C Ruppel

Stephen C Ruppel

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 2965, +1 512 471 1534, stephen.ruppel@beg.utexas.edu

Mudrock systems sedimentology, stratigraphy, and rock attributes; Paleozoic depositional systems and basin analysis; carbonate reservoir characterization; conodont biostratigraphy and 87Sr/86Sr chemostratigraphy, carbonate sedimentology and geochemistry

Salvatore Salamone

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3427, +1 512 232 4464, salamone@utexas.edu

Structural health monitoring, non-destructive evaluation, resilience of structural systems subject to earthquakes, ultrasonic sensing methods for smart structures, wave propagation in solids, digital signal processing and pattern recognition, dynamics and vibrations of structural systems, piezoelectric energy harvesting

Surya  Santoso

Surya Santoso

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3371, ssantoso@mail.utexas.edu

Electromagnetic transient and electric power quality in power systems; Development of intelligent systems for enabling self-healing and self-restoring power systems; Wind power interconnection and integration

K S Sathasivan

K S Sathasivan

Senior Lecturer, Biology Instructional Office, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 9278, sata@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Sathasivan is interested in applied plant molecular biology areas such as plant genetic engineering, genome analysis, expression of foreign proteins in plants and developing biofuels.

Bridget R Scanlon

Bridget R Scanlon

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 8241, +1 512 471 1534, bridget.scanlon@beg.utexas.edu

Evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater recharge, application of numerical models for simulating variably saturated flow and transport, controls on nitrate contamination in aquifers

Erich A Schneider

Erich A Schneider

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 5412, eschneider@mail.utexas.edu

Nuclear systems engineering; Nuclear fuel and reactor technologies; Sustainability of nuclear power

Carolyn C Seepersad

Carolyn C Seepersad

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1985, ccseepersad@mail.utexas.edu

Multiscale and multidisciplinary product and materials design; Cellular (honeycomb) materials design; Design for solid freeform fabrication; Product flexibility

A F Seibert

Senior Research Engineer, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7063, fseibert@mail.utexas.edu

separations research, distillation processes experimentation and modeling, chemical extraction, CO2 separations/capture testing and design

Mrinal K Sen

Mrinal K Sen

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0466, +1 512 471 2610, mrinal@utexas.edu

Seismic wave propagation including anisotropy, geophysical inverse problems, earthquakes and earth structure, applied seismology, petroleum exploration including 4D seismology

Mukul M Sharma

Mukul M Sharma

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3257, +1 512 471 3161, msharma@mail.utexas.edu

Formation damage; Petrophysics; Fluid flow in porous media; Hydraulic fracturing

John M Sharp

John M Sharp

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 3317, jmsharp@jsg.utexas.edu

Hyrdogeology; flow in fractured rocks; thermohaline free convection; fracture skin effects; regional flow in carbonate rocks; hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones; subsidence and coastal land loss; effects of urbanization; alluvial aquifers; hydrogeology of sedimentary basins;hydrological processes in ore deposit formation; and hydrogeophysics.

Li  Shi

Li Shi

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3109, lishi@mail.utexas.edu

Energy and environment; Thermal management; Electronics, photonics, and sensors; Biomedical technologies

Chih-Kang Shih

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 6603, shih@mail.utexas.edu

Quantum optical control of semiconductor nanostructures; quantum engineering of metallic thin film structures; atomically smooth epitaxial metallic films on silicon as a platform for plasmonics.

Ernest E Smith

Ernest E Smith

Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1268, esmith@law.utexas.edu

A specialist in oil and gas law, Professor Smith is co-author of the leading casebook on Oil and Gas Law (West, 6th ed., 2013), and the leading treatise on Texas Law of Oil and Gas (3 volumes, 2nd ed., LEXIS, 1998-2013). Other co-authored books on oil and gas law include Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation (4th ed., 2004), and International Petroleum Transactions (3rd ed., 2010). He is also co-author of Cases and Materials on Property (Foundation, 9th ed., 2008) and Texas Wind Law (Lexis 2011).

Rebecca C Smyth

Rebecca C Smyth

University Professional (Part-Time), Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0232, rebecca.smyth@beg.utexas.edu

Current: Design and oversight of monitoring for CO2 at geologic sequestration sites; hydrogeologic characterization of industrial sites where subsurface materials and groundwater have been contaminated or have the potential of becoming contaminated, including environmental assessment of sites impacted by petroleum exploration and production activities. Past: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping, and hydrogeology of ash-flow tuffs,

David B Spence

David B Spence

Professor, Business, Government and Society, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 554 9350, david.spence@mccombs.utexas.edu

David Spence is a professor in the Department of Business, Government and Society at The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Before coming to academia, he was a practicing attorney representing public utilities, energy companies and others in connection with a wide variety of environmental and energy regulatory matters.

S V Sreenivasan

S V Sreenivasan

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6546, sv.sreeni@mail.utexas.edu

Nano-resolution lithography; Flexure-based micro- and nano-precision machines; Precision optical systems; Real-time nano-resolution optical sensor architectures

Ronald J Steel

Ronald J Steel

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0954, rsteel@jsg.utexas.edu

Dr. Steel's research is aimed at using clastic sedimentology to address problems in basin analysis, dynamic stratigraphy and clastic reservoirs. I am particularly interested to decipher the signatures of tectonics, climate, sea level change and sediment supply in stratigraphic successions.

Daniel  Stockli

Daniel Stockli

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 6037, stockli@jsg.utexas.edu

Thermo-/Geochronology, Tectonics and Structural Geology, Isotopic Provenance Analysis, Archeometry, Geothermal Exploration, and Thermal Maturation

Paul L Stoffa

Paul L Stoffa

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0464, stoffa@ig.utexas.edu

Multichannel seismic acquisition, signal processing, acoustic and elastic wave propagation, modeling and inversion of geophysical data

Kenneth H Stokoe

Kenneth H Stokoe

Professor and Jennie C. and Milton T.Graves Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3689, k.stokoe@mail.utexas.edu

Geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics; Non-destructive testing of pavements, soils and structures; Offshore geotechnical engineering

David W Sullivan

David W Sullivan

Research Associate, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7805, sullivan231@mail.utexas.edu

air quality data analysis

Nan  Sun

Nan Sun

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 2051, nansun@mail.utexas.edu

Analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuit design; Micro- and nano-scale solid-state platforms (silicon ICs and beyond) as an electrical, electrochemical, and optical analytical tool for biotechnology and medicine; Low-cost medical imaging systems; Miniature spin resonance systems

Harry L Swinney

Harry L Swinney

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4619, +1 512 471 4839, swinney@chaos.utexas.edu

Instabilities; chaos, pattern formation; turbulence in non-equilibrium systems; gravity waves in fluids; bacterial growth dynamics; interface dynamics in immiscible fluids.

John L Tassoulas

John L Tassoulas

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4553, yannis@mail.utexas.edu

Soil-Structure Interaction; Flow and Deformation in Porous Media; Wave propagation; Structural Mechanics

Robert H Tatham

Robert H Tatham

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 9129, rtatham@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Tatham's research is presently on interpretation and analysis of multi-component seismic data. In particular, by considering both seismic P-wave and S-wave data, many of the effects of solid rock properties and pore-fluid properties may be separated.

Melinda E Taylor

Melinda E Taylor

Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
+1 512 232 3641, mtaylor@law.utexas.edu

Melinda E. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law. Taylor joined the faculty of the Law School in January 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, she was the director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program of Environmental Defense where she managed a staff of attorneys, scientists and economists engaged in projects to protect endangered species and water resources across the United States. Taylor has also served as deputy general counsel of the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. and was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington.

Delbert  Tesar

Delbert Tesar

Professor and Carol Cockrell Curran Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3039, +1 512 471 6827, tesar@mail.utexas.edu

Robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence; Open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing; Human rehabilitation systems; Long duration lunar base habitat operation

Scott W Tinker

Scott W Tinker

Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0209, +1 512 471 1534, scott.tinker@beg.utexas.edu

Global energy supply and demand, Technology Administration, Multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, Carbonate sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, 3-D reservoir modeling, Resource assessment.

Sheridan  Titman

Sheridan Titman

Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 232 2787, titman@mail.utexas.edu

Corporate finance, energy, finance, real estate and investments, business, economics & labor, environment & earth science

Efstathios  Tompaidis

Efstathios Tompaidis

Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 5252, +1 512 471 3322, stathis.tompaidis@mccombs.utexas.edu

computational finance, energy finance, real options, real estate finance, derivitive pricing and hedging, portfolio management enterprise-wide risk management, asset allocation under constraints

Carlos  Torres-Verdin

Carlos Torres-Verdin

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4216, +1 512 471 3161, cverdin@austin.utexas.edu

Borehole Geophysics; Petrophysics; Formation evaluation; Well Logging; Rock Physics; Multi-Physics Geophysical Detection and Imaging; Geophysical Imaging of Time-Lapse Subsurface Phenomena; Inverse Problems; Signal Processing

Ramon Trevino

Ramon Trevino

Project Manager, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 3362, +1 512 471 1534, ramon.trevino@beg.utexas.edu

Sequence stratigraphic interpretations (well logs, 3-D seismic), integrated reservoir characterization, subsurface correlation and mapping (using workstation and PC) and subsurface structural interpretation (using 3-D seismic), project management, CO2 sequestration

Maxim  Tsoi

Maxim Tsoi

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 7962, tsoi@physics.utexas.edu

Nanostructures; spintronics; solid state physics; novel materials.

David P Tuttle

David P Tuttle

Research Fellow, Energy Institute
+1 512 796 9771, dptuttle@energy.utexas.edu

Dr. Tuttle is a Research Fellow in the Energy Institute at University of Texas at Austin. His lifelong passion in the automotive space intersects with his decades of experience in information technology and interest in the diffusion of innovation in the research areas of Plug-In Vehicle adoption and integration with the grid, alternative fuel and advanced powertrain vehicles, the Smartgrid, and renewable energy systems. In the past, Dr. Tuttle advised the UT GM/DOE Challenge-X hybrid development team and was the team manager for the 2007 UT DARPA Urban Challenge Autonomous vehicle team. Today, he is one of the electric vehicle researchers in Austin's Pecan Street Consortium/UT-Austin Plug-In Vehicle Smartgrid research project.

Eric  van Oort

Eric van Oort

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6262, vanoort@austin.utexas.edu

Drilling automation, real-time operations monitoring, remote command & control; Shale-fluid interaction and novel shale drilling fluids, use of nano-particles; Zonal isolation / cementing; Borehole instability / lost circulation prevention, and artificial borehole strengthening; Hydraulic fracturing and associated water management; Fit-for-purpose rig design and well manufacturing; Quantum computing

Tracy A Villareal

Tracy A Villareal

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6732, +1 361 749 6736, tracyv@austin.utexas.edu

Autecology of the oceanic species that represent the largest known phytoplankton; harmful algal blooms along the Texas coast.

Francois  Waelbroeck

Francois Waelbroeck

Director, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 5427, flw@mail.utexas.edu

Magnetohydrodynamics of fusion plasmas.

Wendy E Wagner

Wendy E Wagner

Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1477, wwagner@law.utexas.edu

Professor Wagner is a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policy-makers. Prof. Wagner's research focuses on the intersection of law and science, with particular attention to environmental policy.

C M Walton

C M Walton

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1414, cmwalton@mail.utexas.edu

transportation engineering, freight transport, transportation engineering, planning, policy and economics, smart grid regulation

Yaguo  Wang

Yaguo Wang

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 9556, yaguo.wang@austin.utexas.edu

Her research addresses many fundamental problems encountered in a wide variety of disciplines: thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, gas fuel generation, quantum-cascade lasers. She studies ultrafast carrier dynamics and micro/nano-scale heat transfer in nanomaterials with optical spectroscopy.

Peter  Ward

Peter Ward

Professor and C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 6302, peter.ward@austin.utexas.edu

Latin American urbanization, contemporary Mexican politics, community development and housing policy in developing countries, planning in Mexico City, colonia-type housing in the United States, US-Mexico relations, Governance and politics and Latin America

Michael E Webber

Michael E Webber

Associate Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 6867, webber@mail.utexas.edu

Energy policy; Energy & Water; Alternative and renewable energy; Biofuels; Energy in Texas; Smart Grid; Power Sector

Damon A Weeks

Damon A Weeks

Senior Engineering Scientist, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 1602, dweeks@cem.utexas.edu

hybrid vehicles (electric, hydrogen, liquid fuels, etc.)

Mary F Wheeler

Mary F Wheeler

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 8625, mfw@ices.utexas.edu

Numerical solution of partial differential systems with applications to the modeling of subsurface and surface flows and parallel computation.

Wayne M Wright

A&P Hourly Employment, Applied Research Laboratories
+1 512 835 3549, wwright@austin.utexas.edu

oil and gas, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and istotope geochemistry, dolomitization, carbonate geochemistry, and fluid flow modeling, core description

Ying  Xu

Ying Xu

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6507, xuying@mail.utexas.edu

Emissions of SVOCs

Edward T Yu

Edward T Yu

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 5167, ety@ece.utexas.edu

Photovoltaics and other technologies for energy generation; Scanning probe characterization of advanced electronic materials and devices; III-V nitride heterostructure materials and device physics; Solid-state nanoscience and nanotechnology

Guihua  Yu

Guihua Yu

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 5276, ghyu@austin.utexas.edu

Nanotechnologies for energy storage and conversion devices; Advanced nanomaterials for energy and environment; Soft materials for smart/adaptive electronics/energy devices; nanochemistry.

Christopher K Zahm

Christopher K Zahm

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate V, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 3159, chris.zahm@beg.utexas.edu

Reservoir characterization, flow modeling in fractured reservoirs, porosity-permeability evolution

Hongliu  Zeng

Hongliu Zeng

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 6382, hongliu.zeng@beg.utexas.edu

Seismic sedimentology; seismic geomorphology; seismic and sequence stratigraphy; Characterization of thin-bed reservoirs; seismic chrono-stratgraphy

Tongwei  Zhang

Tongwei Zhang

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 1496, tongwei.zhang@beg.utexas.edu

Gas geochemistry and isotope geochemistry; Petroleum and gas generation kinetics and basin modeling; Fluid transport processes in basins and reservoirs; Organic-inorganic interactions; Unconventional gas reservoir characterization; CO2 sequestration and H2S risk prediction.

Ming  Zhang

Ming Zhang

Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0139, zhangm@austin.utexas.edu

Urban transportation planning, urban form and travel behavior, GIS applications in planning, international planning

Linjin  Zheng

Linjin Zheng

Research Associate, Institute for Fusion Studies, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3795, lzheng@austin.utexas.edu

Analytical theory and large-scale numerical computations of magnetically confined plasmas; fusion.

Jianshi  Zhou

Jianshi Zhou

Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4773, +1 512 471 3588, jszhou@mail.utexas.edu

Design and synthesis of new electronic materials including superconductors, spintronic/orbitronic materials, thermoelectric materials, multiferroic materials and magnetoresistive materials; crystal growth, high-pressure synthesis, and physical properties under high pressure

Raymond C Zowarka

Raymond C Zowarka

Research Scientist, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 471 4496, r.zowarka@cem.utexas.edu

oil exploration, seismic and electromagnetic imaging