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VIDEO: Introducing Christine Ehlig-Economides

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Melanie Ziems

This fall, the Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Christine Ehlig-Economides to its faculty as the first-ever William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of petroleum engineering. 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. She became the first American woman to earn a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering when she obtained her doctorate from Stanford University in 1979.

Ehlig-Economides is a world-renowned expert in reservoir engineering, pressure transient analysis, integrated reservoir characterization, complex well design and production enhancement. Her career has taken her around the world as a Schlumberger engineer, and for the past 10 years she has taught petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. She’s published more than 115 papers, lectured or consulted in 50 countries and has authored two patents. She is one of only 16 Quantum Reservoir Impact (QRI) Scholars and has recently been named a Chief Scientist for the Sinopec Research Institute on Petroleum Engineering as one of the Thousand Talents in China. During her career, she has served on numerous Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE) committees and task forces.

Click the below video to learn more about Ehlig-Economides, and join the Cullen College in welcoming her to the petroleum engineering faculty!

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