Reducing our national dependence on imported energy is a critical first step in achieving a secure energy future.  Domestically, major oil and gas companies are transforming themselves into broad sector energy companies by developing complementary capacities to deliver energy in all key sectors.  Texas A&M University will play a key role in this expanding energy domain, particularly as home to one of the largest and most highly-ranked petroleum engineering  departments in the nation with a global reputation for solving significant research and technology development problems of critical interest to industry and government.  The capacity of the Energy Institute to link key oil and gas engineering departments, chemical engineering programs, and petroleum research centers across the A&M System together with industry and other partners will play a central role in exploiting this enormous expertise and focusing it on our key national energy challenges, from developing new technologies for petroleum exploration and production to the development of technologies for C02 capture, injection, and sequestration.

The Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Texas Center for Applied Technology have created an Industry Research Partnership to address oil and gas environmental issues in an accurate way.



Aubeny, Charles, Department of Civil Engineering

Ayers, Walter B., Department of Petroleum Engineering

Barrufet, Maria A., Department of Petroleum Engineering

Batchelor, Bill, Department of Civil Engineering

Biscontin, Giovanna, Department of Civil Engineering

Blasingame, Thomas, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Bracci, Joseph M., Department of Civil Engineering

Bremner, Tim, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Briaud, Jean-Louis, Department of Civil Engineering

Burnett, David B., Department of Petroleum Engineering

Childs, Dara W., Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cizmas, Paul G.A., Department of Aerospace Engineering

Damnjanovic, Ivan, Department of Civil Engineering

Falcone, Gioia, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Falzarano, Jeffrey, Department of Civil Engineering

Froment, Gilbert F., Department of Chemical Engineering

Gildin, Eduardo, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Hahn, Juergen, Department of Chemical Engineering

Hall, Kenneth R., Department of Chemical Engineering

Holditch, Stephen, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Kim, Won-Jong, Department of Mechanical Engineering

King, Michael J., Department of Petroleum Engineering

Mannan, M. Sam, Department of Chemical Engineering

McCain, Jr., William D., Department of Petroleum Engineering

Medina-Cetina, Zenon, Department of Civil Engineering

Mentzer, Ray A., Department of Chemical Engineering

Miller, Scott L., Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Niedzwecki, John M., Department of Civil Engineering

Noynaert, Sam, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Ochoa, Ozden, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Palazzolo, Alan, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Radovic, Miladin, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Randall, Robert E., Department of Civil Engineering

San Andres, Luis, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Sanchez, Marcelo, Department of Civil Engineering

Socolofsky, Scott A., Department of Civil Engineering

Strzelec, Andrea, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Teodoriu, Catalin, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Walewski, John, Department of Civil Engineering

Zhang, Jun, Department of Civil Engineering

Zoghi, Ben, Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution


To view a list of Research Laboratories housed in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, along with contact information for each lab, please click here.

For information about the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, please visit their website: http://www.pe.tamu.edu/.

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program, managed by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), integrates advanced technologies into systems that significantly reduce the footprint of petroleum drilling and production in environmentally sensitive areas.