Bio

Full Name: Kamy Sepehrnoori
Title: Professor
Department: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering, Ph.D., 1977.
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering, M.S.E., 1974.
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 1973.

Professional Registration

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Texas

Current and Previous Academic Positions

  • Professor of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1989 - present)
  • W. A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering (2013 - present)
  • Associate Chairman, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2004 - 2008, 2014 - present)
  • Graduate Advisor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1996 - 2003, 2004 - present)
  • Deputy Director, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1997 - present)

  • Bank of America Centennial Professor in Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1995 - 2013).
  • Frank W. Jessen Professor in Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1989 - 1995).
  • Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1985 - 1989).
  • Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1981 - 1985).
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Southwestern Louisiana (Summer 1982).
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin (Fall 1975).

Other Professional Experience

  • Summer job training at Dresser Atlas and Shell Oil Company, Houston (Summer 1983).
  • Research Engineer - Scientist Associate, Center for Energy Studies and Petroleum Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin (1978 - 1981).
  • Research Associate, Department of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma (Summer 1979).
  • Research Engineer - Scientist Assistant, Bureau of Engineering Research, The University of Texas at Austin (1973 - 1977).

Honors and Awards

  • SPE Faculty Recruitment Award (2015)
  • SPE Distinguished Membership Award (2014)
  • W. A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering (2013 - present)
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Graduate School (2004)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Student Engineering Council (2003)
  • Departmental Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching (2000)
  • Bank of America, N.A., Centennial Professorship in Petroleum Engineering (1995 - 2013)
  • Faculty Excellence Award (1993)
  • Departmental Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching (1991)
  • Frank W. Jessen Professorship in Petroleum Engineering (1989 - 1995)
  • GIGAFLOP Performance Award, Cray Research, Inc. (1989)
  • Award of Excellence, Halliburton Education Foundation (September 1984)
  • Recipient of Sun Exploration and Production Company Centennial Fellowship (1983 - 1989)
  • Recipient of DEC Grant for the Development of Computer Graphics in Petroleum Engineering (1982)

Membership in Professional and Honorary Societies

  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

University Committee Assignments

  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (1985 - present)
  • Computer Committee, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (1983 - 2009)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (1982 - present)
  • Computer/Information Technology Committee, Cockrell School of Engineering (1981 - present)
  • Promotions Committee, Cockrell School of Engineering (on Ad Hoc basis) (1996, 2007)
  • Faculty Awards Committee, The University of Texas at Austin (on Ad Hoc basis) (2002 - 2003)
  • Graduate Assembly, The University of Texas at Austin (1998 - 2004)
  • Computer Committee, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (1983 - 2001)
  • Information Technology Coordinating Council, The University of Texas at Austin (1996 - 1999)

Professional Societies (Current and Previous)

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology (2013 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology(2010 - present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology (2001 - 2013)
  • Program Committee on Reservoir Simulation, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME (1998, 2000)
  • General Editor, In Situ (1990 - 2000)