Dr. Raymond Levey is Director of the Energy & Geoscience Institute. He received a B.S. in Geology from College at Fredonia, part of the State University of New York, in 1974, an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1978 and 1981. He was appointed as the Energy & Geoscience Institute's second Director in 1999. Dr. Levey came to the University of Utah in 1997 from the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin where he was the Associate Director.
Before joining UT he held various positions in three subsidiaries of Shell Oil Corporation in both research and operations. Dr. Levey also worked for the United States Geological Survey and Union Pacific Resources Corporation. He is member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and Geological Society of America (GSA). He is a member of the AAPG Research Committee.
"Fueling Innovation“: Research universities, and their institutes and centers, play a crucial role in preserving the nation's technological and scientific primacy (full story)
“Storming the Ivory Tower”: The oil shock of 1973 transformed the global energy picture. As lines of automobiles snaked down the street awaiting their turn at the pumps, the realization dawned that plentiful, cheap energy was not something to be taken for granted. (full story)
Ray Levey from the University of Utah talks about the science behind converting shale and tar sands to refined fuel.