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2013 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award Recipients

Recorded On: 04/17/2014

The SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award recognizes Petroleum Engineering Faculty who have demonstrated innovative teaching techniques.

This webinar will feature best practices from the three 2013 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award recipients: David DiCarlo, Shenglai Yang and Phaneendra Babu Kondapi.

Sponsored by: Management and Information Technical Director

Dr. David DiCarlo is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a PhD in Physics from Cornell University, he has also worked as an Acting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and as a Physical Scientist with the Agricultural Research Service.

His research focuses on applying advanced experimental techniques to understanding fluid flow in hydrocarbon reservoirs. In particular, this research touches on three-phase flow (water, oil, and gas), surfactant imbibition, compositional displacements, flow stability, and the effect of nanoparticles on multi-phase flow in porous media. He is the author of over 60 refereed publications, and 20 conference proceedings papers.

Dr. Shenglai Yang is PhD, Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the China University of Petroleum (CUPB) in Beijing, China. Dr. Yang has served in CUPB since 1996 where he is the leader of the teaching team and chief lecturer on the courses of “Petrophysics” and “Gas Production Engineering”. The course he taught was awarded “Excellent University Courses in Beijing” in 2009 and “National Excellent University Courses” in 2010.

Sheglai Yang is also the lab head of Oil & Gas Field Development Engineering and conducts research work on properties of reservoir fluid and reservoir rock and on percolation mechanics in porous media. He holds 8 patents; has authored over 100 technical articles and edited 3 books. Dr. Yang has supervised over 100 master students and 5 PhD students. Shenglai earned a BS degree, MS degrees and a PhD in mining engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology, China; the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and China University of Mining and Technology, respectively. He finished his postdoctoral work in China University of Petroleum, Beijing.

Dr.Phaneendra Kondapi has been a KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at University of Houston since January 2011. He designed and developed a new industry-ready graduate level course, Flow Assurance, and teaches using Reverse Circular Teaching method developed by him. He has also been involved in the development of first and only Subsea Engineering program in the US.

Dr. Kondapi has worked with FMC Technologies as an Engineering Manager of Flow Management team in Subsea Processing group from 2010 to 2014. Prior to FMC, he worked with Multiphase Solutions – Houston, TRAX Corporation – Lynchburg, VA, ABB Simcon – New Jersey , Atlantic Simuation – New Jersey and Triangle Simulation – India for over 13 years around the globe developing flow assurance management systems and operator training simulators for process and power plants.

He is an active member of the OTC Program Committee, SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section and SPE Global Training Committee. He is a founding member of AIChE-UEFA forum, Global Subsea University Alliance and founding faculty advisor of Subsea Engineering Society.

Dr.Kondapi received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, India.

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