Dr. Russell Johns, Beghini Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, received the 2013 Society of Petroleum Engineers Faculty Grant for PhD Pipeline. The award is designed to recognize petroleum engineering faculty who have developed innovative techniques to recruit PhD students.
Dr. Johns is in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, where he holds the Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Faculty Fellowship. Prior to his current position, he served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin from 1995 to 2010. He also has nine years of industrial experience as a petrophysical engineer with Shell Oil and as a consulting engineer for Colenco Power Consulting in Baden, Switzerland. He served as Executive Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal from 2002-2004, and in 2009 he was awarded the SPE Distinguished Member Award. Dr. Johns also directs the gas flooding industrial affiliates program at Penn State.