Faculty

Tadeusz W. Patzek, Ph.D.

​Center ​Director & Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Frans Van Buchem

Professor of Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering

J. Carlos Santamarina, Ph.D.

​​​​Associate Center Director & Professor, Earth Science & Engineering

Aboud Afifi, Ph.D.

​Professor, Earth Science & Engineering

Research Interest: ​Regional geology of the Middle East, particularly the geological evolution of the Red Sea

Shehab Ahmed, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Engineering

Research Interest: Power Conversion and Distribution, Electromechanics and Applied Magnetics, Subsurface Mechatronics

Hussein Hoteit, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor, Earth Science & Engineering

Research Interest: Reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, chemical flood, reservoir simulation

Thomas Finkbeiner, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Research Interest: ​Geomechanics, Drilling, Well completion, Production

Volker Vahrenkamp, Ph.D.

​​Professor, Earth Science & Engineering

Research Interest: Modern & ancient carbonates, diagenesis, chemo stratigraphy