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The University of Texas at Austin


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The local and national media look to the UT PGE faculty for their energy expertise on a variety of hot topics that make headlines, including big ideas on new energy resources, addressing hydraulic fracturing, the future of drilling and many other topics.

Take a peek at what the UT PGE professors (and students) are saying in the press:

Media Outlet: Marketplace

Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

Topic: Roughnecks May Also Need to be Data Analysts

Media Outlet: Austin American-Statesman

Featured Student: Jake McKenzie

Topic: Having played almost every position, Texas’ Jake McKenzie finds a possible home at first base

Media Outlet: KUT

Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

Topic: America's Oil Boom is Fueled by a Tech Boom

Media Outlet: Daily Texan

Featured Student: Nick Staviski

Topic: Entrepreneurship Week inspires students to pursue their passions in all fields

Media Outlet: NPR

Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

Topic: High Prices for Crude Give Oil Producers Something to Think About

Media Outlet: Daily Texan

Featured Student: Karan Jerath

Topic: Energy Week to Include Inaugural Sustainable Energy Competition

Media Outlet: Phys.org

Featured Faculty: Masa Prodanovic

Topic:Trickle-down is the solution (to the planetary core formation problem)

Media Outlet: Rigzone

Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

Topic: Robotics and Automation: The Oil and Gas Skill Sets of the Future

Media Outlet: Austin American-Statesman

Topic: Regent, Wife Donate $25 million to UT's Petroleum Engineering Department

Media Outlet: San Antonio Express-News

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: Eagle Ford Production Dips with Harvey

Media Outlet: VICE

Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

Topic: Magentic Nanoparticles Will Help Clean Oil Spills

Media Outlet: U.S. News & World Report

Featured Alumnus: Russell Parker

Topic: Petroleum Engineering - Best Engineering Jobs

Media Outlet: The New York Times

Featured Student: Karan Jerath

Topic: Supporting Science Beyond the Fairs

Media Outlet: The Conversation

Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

Topic: 'Deepwater Horizon' Honors Oil Rig Workers, but Oversimplifies the Blowout

Media Outlet: Daily Texan

Featured Student/Faculty: Karan Jerath and Jon Olson

Topic: Karan Jerath Selected as UN Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals

Media Outlet: Austin Business Journal

Topic: UT Austin Ranks No. 1 in Petroleum Engineering

Media Outlet: JPT

Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

Topic: BOPs Become the Focus of Data-Driven Scrutiny

Media Outlet: The New York Times

Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

Topic: U.S. Shale Oil's Achilles Heel Shows Signs of Mending