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Yucel Akkutlu

Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Yucel joined the faculty of the Texas A&M in 2013 after serving in academic positions with the National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics in Brazil, the University of Alberta in Canada, and the University of Oklahoma. Research interests include shale gas and oil resource assessment and characterization, CO2-enhanced shale gas and oil recovery, shale oil recovery using surfactants and micro-emulsions, digital rock physics and pore-network modeling and compositional reservoir flow simulation coupled with geo-mechanics. Yucel has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and won Distinguished Achievement Awards from Texas A&M and from the American Mining Institute.

Education

Ph.D. in petroleum engineering, University of Southern California-L.A., 2002
M.S. in petroleum engineering, University of Southern California-L.A., 1995
B.S in chemical engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 1992