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Reservoir Modeling & Simulation: Enhanced Oil Recovery

Release Date:
1/30/2013 9:00 AM

“Reservoir Modeling & Simulation: Enhanced Oil Recovery”

 Angelo Lucia, engineering, features Dr. Angelo Lucia


The Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will present a lecture by Dr. Angelo Lucia on an overview of a rather large multi-disciplinary research project in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) of which his group is a part. This project involves a physicist, a geologist, a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, people with production experience, and marketing and business people. Dr. Lucia will describe the role of modeling and simulation in EOR, give an overview of its technical complexity, highlight the different roles that collaborators play in making an EOR venture successful, address issues related to environmental stewardship, and present some case studies using animations.


Dr. Angelo Lucia holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is currently the Chester H. Kirk Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, a position he has held since 1996. Prior to that, he was a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY for fifteen years.

In the 1970's Dr. Lucia worked for Union Carbide Corporation and Control Data Corporation. His main research interests include chemical process modeling, synthesis, design, simulation and optimization, computational thermodynamics, applied mathematics, and numerical methods.

Dr. Lucia has received numerous awards including Outstanding Advisor Award, Clarkson University, 1986; the John W. Graham Faculty Research Award, 1987; the Merck, Sharp & Dohme Lecturer, 1993; Outstanding Teacher Award, 1993-94; Best Paper Award, Computers & Chemical Engineering., 1996; ITC Annual Seminar Series Lecturer, 2000; and an Outstanding Researcher, URI, 2001-02. Professor Lucia is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Global Optimization and the Journal of Thermodynamics. He has consulted for Control Data Corp., Amtrol, Inc., Aspen Technology, Inc., Simulation Science, Inc., EG&G Sealol, Teknor-Apex Co., Stanley-Bostitch, Inc., BP, and RII NA.


Feb. 13, from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             


The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, University of New Haven

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