Photo of Sanjay Srinivasan Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering John and Willie Leone Family Chair in Energy and Mineral Engineering

Sanjay Srinivasan has been named the inaugural John and Willie Leone Family Chair in Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. Srinivasan joined the faculty in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering on July 1, 2015. Srinivasan previously was a professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and had held the Frank Jessen Faculty Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering.

Srinivasan’s primary research focus is in the area of petroleum reservoir characterization and improved management of recovery processes for unconventional resources. In addition to expertise in geostatistics, he is a pioneer in the development of advanced algorithms for integrating production and seismic data in stochastic modeling techniques. He also has developed novel schemes for improved seismic characterization of unconventional reservoirs and is interested in field scale characterization of geological carbon dioxide sequestration.