By：Prof. Abhijit Dandekar
Time：08:30. May 11, 2017
Address：Engineering Building B347
About the Speaker
Dr. AbhijitDandekar is Professor and Chair of the petroleum engineering department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He earned B.Tech and PhD degrees in chemical and petroleum engineering from Nagpur University (India) and Heriot-Watt University (UK), respectively, following which he was a senior researcher at the Technical University of Denmark from 1995 – 2000. He has authored more than 80 papers and a widely adopted textbook on “Petroleum Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties” and he is also the editor for Emerging Trends and Technologies in Petroleum Engineering book series. As part of this series, he is currently writing a book on “Petroleum Fluid Phase Behavior: Characterization, Processes, and Applications” along with co-authors from Petronas Malaysia and Schlumberger. He has supervised more than 30 graduate students and conducted several funded research projects primarily in the area of PVT and SCAL. In 2014 he received the SPE Distinguished Membership and Fulbright Specialist awards. In 2015 he was the recipient of the SPE Western North America Region Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. Over the last 16 years he has contributed to numerous SPE activities, is a current petroleum engineering program evaluator (PEV) for ABET and has served on six visits.AbhijitDandekar has also been a visiting faculty at the University of Petroleum (Beijing) (2002); African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria (2008 and 2012); University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (2014 – current).