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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: 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

Media Outlet: JPT

Featured Faculty: Masa Prodanovic

Topic: Online Digital Rocks Portal Launches

Media Outlet: Reporting Texas

Featured Faculty: Larry Lake

Topic: UT is 'Ground Zero' for Research on Little-Known Oil Recovery Techniques

Media Outlet: JPT

Featured Research Scientist: Anand Nagoo

Topic: The New Pathways of Multiphase Flow Modeling

Media Outlet: Austin American-Statesman

Topic: College Rankings: UT is No. 1 in two graduate-level programs

Media Outlet: Reuters

Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

Topic: In Slump, Oil Firms Turn to Labs, Data Centers for Help

Media Outlet: Southern California Public Radio

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: Like Porter Ranch, Neighborhoods in Playa Del Rey, Montebello Sit Near Aging Gas Wells

Media Outlet: NPR - All Things Considered

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: California Examines Safety of Gas Wells Amid Methane Leak

Media Outlet: LA Daily News

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: Regulators Probing Whether Fracking was Connected to Aliso Canyon Gas Well Leak

Media Outlet: KUT

Featured Student: Freshman Karan Jerath

Topic: This Texas Teenager Could Help Prevent the Next Oil Spill Disaster

Media Outlet: KUT

Featured Faculty: Masa Prodanovic

Topic: Hold the Salt: Longtime Nuclear Disposal Method Called Into Question

Media Outlet: Austin American-Statesman

Featured Faculty: Masa Prodanovic

Topic: UT Reserachers Find Flaws in Rock Salt as Impermeable Nuke Waste Shield

Media Outlet: JPT

Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

Topic: The Dawn of a New Automation Consortium

Media Outlet: Discovery News

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: Can Shell Drill Safely in the Arctic?

Media Outlet: Time Warner Cable News

Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

Topic: Interview: Fracking Study Researchers

Media Outlet: Midland Reporter-Telegram

Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

Topic: UT Professor: Technology Revived, Will Sustain Oil Industry

Media Outlet: U.S. News & World Report

Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

Topic: Careers in Petroleum Engineering Offer a Well of Opportunity

Media Outlet: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

Topic: Minimizing the Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing

Media Outlet: Daily Texan

Featured Faculty: Carlos Torres-Verdin

Topic: UT Signs Agreement to Form Research Partnership with Mexico

Media Outlet: SPE The Way Ahead

Featured Faculty: Matt Balhoff

Topic: Is Getting an Advanced Degree the Key to a Financially Rewarding Career

Media Outlet: Nature

Featured Faculty: Tad Patzek

Topic: Natural Gas: The Fracking Fallacy

Media Outlet: NPR StateImpact

Featured Faculty: Tad Patzek

Topic: Why Is The U.S. Still Importing So Much Oil?

Media Outlet: Bloomberg Businessweek

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: Exxon’s Sanctions Hall Pass Undermines Anti-Putin Push

Media Outlet: Houston Chronicle

Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

Topic: Engineers wage cold war to get more oil from shale

Media Outlet: The Weather Channel

Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

Topic: Blowout Preventers

Media Outlet: KXAN News

Featured Faculty: Hilary Olson

Topic: UT Researchers Aim to Curb Climate Change

Media Outlet: New York Times

Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

Topic: A Push for New Look into Tainted Water’s Source

Media Outlet: Austin Business Journal

Featured Faculty: Larry Lake

Topic: $12M grant for UT engineering school funds fight against greenhouse gases

Media Outlet: JPT

Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

Topic: Shale Revolution Revisits the Energized Fracture