May 2016: Mohammad Tavakkoli presented at the OTC 2016 Conference, his talk "Prevention and Control of Corrosion-Induced Asphaltene Deposition".
May 2016: Mohammed Abutaqiya presented at the OTC 2016 Conference, his poster "Simplified Modeling Method to Predict PVT Properties of Crude Oils Using the PC-SAFT EOS".
April 2016: Ariana Melendez presented at the AIChE Spring Meeting 2016, in the UE&FA section, her talk
"Assessment of the performance of asphaltene inhibitors".
April 2016: Mohammad Tavakkoli presented at the AIChE Spring Meeting 2016, in the UE&FA section, his talk "Development and Application of the Indirect Method: A Novel Experimental Technique for Determination of Asphaltene Precipitation".
March 2016: Sarah Correa has been accepted as part of the team at Institut Français du Pétrole as a Master's student in the area of Reservoir Science and Engineering. Congratulations Sarah!
March 2016: Ariana Melendez manuscript “On the evaluation of the performance of asphaltene dispersants” was accepted in the journal Fuel with Miguel , Mohammad , Rocio , Siqi , and Dalia Abdallah. Congratulations!
February 2015: Sarah Correa has received an offer from Total for a summer internship in their research facilities in Pau, France. Congratulations Sarah!
February 2015: Si “Lisa” Li joins the group as a visiting PhD student from China University of Petroleum. Welcome Lisa!
January 2015: Alex Metcalf, Amanda Yang, Fernando Lejarza, Ricky Shao, Andrew Chen, Timothy Threatt, JongMin Lee, Josiah Yarbrough
join the group as undergraduate research assistants.
January 2015: Chi-An Sung joins the group as a Professional Master Student. Welcome Chi-An!
November 2014: André Ferreira receives the “Best Undergraduate Researcher” award in our group. Congratulations André!!
November 2014: Ms. Sara Rezaie, Ms. Pei-Hsuan Lin, Mr. Shayan Enayat, Mr. Jun Kuang and Mr. Jieyi Zhang join our group as first-year Chemical Engineering PhD students. Welcome!
August 2014: Ms. Mahtab Karimipour joins the group as research assistant. Welcome Mahtab!
August 2014: A new consortium on Petroleum Thermodynamics and Flow Assurance is announced. The consortium will be officially started in January 2015.
July 2014: Dr. Rocio H. Doherty joins our group as the Laboratory Manager. Welcome Rocio!
June 2014: James McCreary joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome James!
June 2014: Vargas group presented an oral presentation and multiple posters at the 2014 International Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling.
May 2014: Xiaoyu “Ray” Liu joins the group as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome Ray!
March 2014: Marty Grimes and Calvin Tsay join the group as undergraduate research assistants. Welcome Marty and Calvin!
February 2014: After a successful participation in the Second ADNOC Research Academic Conference (ADRAC 2014), Dr. Vargas receives the 2014 R&D Research Top Ideas Award from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Research and Development Oil Subcommittee.
January 2014: Dr. Mohammad Tavakkoli joins our group as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Mohammad!
January 2014: We welcome Sarah Correa, Quinton Cox and Caitlin Garcia (CHBE undergrad students) into the group .
December 2013: Ms. Ariana Meléndez joins our group as a M.S. student. Welcome Ariana!
December 2013: Dr. Vargas participated as invited speaker at the Workshop on Asphaltene Deposition Prevention, organized by ANDOC and hosted by ADCO, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
October 2013: Ms. Fei Wang, Mr. Caleb Sisco and Mr. Renato Evangelista join our group as first-year Chemical Engineering PhD students. Welcome!
October 2013: Dr. Miguel Garcia-Bermudes joins our group as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Miguel!
October 2013: Dr. Mohan Boggara joins our group as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Mohan!
August 2013: A course on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Flow Assurance is created and offered to Rice’s undergraduate and graduate students.
August 2013: Dr. Francisco M. Vargas joins the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Rice and the Laboratory on Petroleum Thermodynamics and Flow Assurance is created.
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