Senior Research Team

B. J. Lancaster Professorship
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Research Areas: Well construction, drilling automation, remote command & control, drilling optimization, NPT/ILT mitigation, rock-fluid interactions, wellbore geomechanics, drilling fluid design, zonal isolation, fit-for-purpose rigs, hydraulic fracturing, water management

Research Scientist
Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Research Areas: Intelligent mechanization,  drilling automation, simulation, sensor integration, system-level control and decision making

Associate Professor (UW) / Adjunct Professor (UT)

William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
University of Washington, Seattle
Research Areas: directional drilling, advanced modelling and drilling, vibration mitigation

Pradeep Ashok
Research Scientist
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Research Areas: Pattern recognition, real-time operation centers, decision making, Bayesian analysis, Big Data and data validation

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Research Interests: Control-oreiented modeling, data analysis, intelligent sensors

Ali Karimi
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Research Interests: Wellbore hydraulics, transient multiphase flow modeling, kick detection, wellbore strengthening, drilling automation and managed pressure drilling.

Mark Reis
Senior Research Advisor

Research Areas: Fit-for-purpose rig design, well manufacturing, rig transport, drilling optimization

Graduate Students

Adrian Ambrus
Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Ashkan Hosseini
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Melissa Lee
Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Walt Mayfield
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Parham Pournazari
Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Gurtej Saini
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Greg Sullivan
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Qian Wu
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Dandan Zheng
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Alex Zhou
Graduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Alumni

Future Alumni Graduating Soon

Undergraduate Students

Hanna Lee
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
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Jack Xiao
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Staff

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Tesse Smitherman
Administrative Assistant
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering