Ehlig-Economides named holder of Stevens Chair
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dr. Christine Ehlig-Economides has joined Texas A&M Engineering as a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Albert B. Stevens Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Ehlig-Economides came to Texas A&M from the University of Houston, where she was a tenured professor of chemical engineering. She previously spent 20 years with Schlumberger, working in about 30 countries, and before that was petroleum engineering department head at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks from 1981 to 1983. As one of the foremost contributors in the reservoir-testing field, Ehlig-Economides has been distinguished by contributions in analytical models for well-test analysis, in the articulation of the practical methodology for well-test interpretation, in the design of testing procedures and in the evaluation of testing hardware and pressure transient data quality. She joined the Texas A&M faculty in May with a charge to develop an engineering research center for energy. Ehlig-Economides was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in 2003. She is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has held a variety of leadership positions in the society. In 1982, she was named the Alaska SPE Engineer of the Year and received the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. She received the SPE Formation Evaluation Award in 1995 and the society's Lester C. Uren Award in 1997, and was named Distinguished Lecturer in 1997. Ehlig-Economides is also a member of Sigma Xi, the national research honor society. Her degrees include a bachelor's degree in math-science from Rice University, a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.