Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Mork Family Department, Birendra Jha has been recognized with a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western North America Region of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Jha is a geoscientist and a petroleum engineer whose research focus is coupled multi-physics processes of flow, transport, and mechanical deformation in porous media. His research applications are in modeling and simulation of induced seismicity, subsidence, hydraulic fracturing, groundwater remediation, enhanced oil recovery and reservoir characterization.
His research group, GEM Lab, studies the physics and mathematics of geophysical fluid flows and rock deformation.
Jha received his MS in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. Prior to his career in academia, Jha worked in the exploration and production, oilfield services, and consulting sectors of the petroleum industry.
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science congratulates Jha on this latest achievement.
Published on October 9th, 2020
Last updated on October 9th, 2020