Milind Deo appointed to Peter D. and Catherine R. Meldrum Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering


Dr. Milind Deo, EGI Senior Affiliate Scientist and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah has been appointed to the Peter D. and Catherine R. Meldrum Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering. The appointment reflects Dr. Deo’s significant contributions to the fields of chemical engineering and energy research through his rigorous and impactful research programs.

EGI is proud to have Dr. Deo’s expertise as part of our organization and to offer his exceptional skills and knowledge to the body of research produced at EGI on behalf of our Corporate Associate partners.

“It’s a great honor,” Dr. Deo said. “It’s a validation of things that I have done at the University [of Utah], and it’s more motivation to continue to contribute to the science and technology of chemical engineering.”

His research group has also developed a new generation of reactive-transport, multiphase reservoir simulators that are also capable of modeling fractures as discrete networks. He is conducting  comprehensive, multifaceted research studies on Liquids from Shales. Topics include production analysis, development of rapid analysis and forecasting tools, material and geologic characterization, reservoir simulation, and geomechanics.

Currently, he and his students are engaged in research related to production of oil from oil shale, carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery and sequestration, heavy oil production, and flow assurance apart from unconventional gas production.

Dr. Deo is Principal Investigator for a number of recently Completed and In Progress EGI projects, including:

Dr. Deo has developed a strong oil and gas enhanced oil recovery and reservoir engineering research program at the University of Utah. An important milestone in this program was the establishment of the Petroleum Research Center as one of the State Centers of Excellence. He has also established a computational component with focus on fractured reservoirs and discrete-fracture models, including a series of multi-phase, finite element discrete-fracture models as an alternative to dual-porosity models to help better understand and manage fractured reservoirs.

Read the full University of Utah announcement here.