Christine Ehlig-Economides Makes Appearance on The EnergyMakers Show


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Christine Ehlig-Economides
Christine Ehlig-Economides

One of the Cullen College’s newest faculty members sat down with Russ Capper of The EnergyMakers Show last week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, alternative energy and more.

Christine Ehlig-Economides, who will join the college as a professor of petroleum engineering this fall, discussed her work over the last 10 years at Texas A&M’s petroleum engineering department as well in the interview. She said she is looking forward to building up UH’s petroleum engineering program to the status of other longstanding national programs. A member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Ehligh-Economides is the 9th NAE member to join the Cullen College’s faculty since 2008, bringing the total number of NAE members at the college up to 11.

Watch the full episode here.


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