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University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Prosperetti, Andrea

Researchers Study Deepwater Gas Formation to Prevent Accidents

Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations

A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident.

Andrea Prosperetti: In A Different Class

At the head of the class, Andrea Prosperetti challenges young students

Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering, takes pride in discovering talent in unusual places. Like, for instance, the pool of freshman students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Cullen College Engineer Wins International Acclaim From Organization Whose Early Membership Included Galileo

Andrea Prosperetti with one his many accomplishments

For much of his career, Andrea Prosperetti has been called “Mr. Bubble” by his students for his intense focus on multiphase flows including bubble dynamics and cavitation, the formation of bubbles in a liquid.

With more than 8,000 citations on the Web of Science database and 15,000 on Google Scholar, you might say his work on fluid mechanics, the motion of liquids and gases, is effervescent. “I have done an awful lot of work on bubbles,” Prosperetti says modestly.