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Faculty and Staff

Erdal Ozkan, Director

Erdal Ozkan is a professor of Petroleum Engineering and the co-director of the Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies (MCERS) at the Colorado School of Mines. He has BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tulsa, all in Petroleum Engineering. He has twenty-five years of teaching and research experience. His main research interests are horizontal and multilateral well technology, pressure-transient analysis, modeling fluid flow in porous media, and unconventional reservoirs. Dr. Ozkan is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the recipient of the SPE Lester C. Uren (2013) and Formation Evaluation (2007) Awards. He also served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on shale-gas reservoirs in 2011 - 2012. Dr. Ozkan is also a member of the ASME and SIAM.

Xiaolong Yin, Associate Professor

Xiaolong Yin is an associate professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, A MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a BS in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics from Beijing University. His research interests are numerical simulation of single- and multi-phase flows in fractured rocks, micro-channel networks, and fibrous media. Dynamics of liquid-solid and gas-solid suspensions that feature particle size distributions. Novel numerical method for gas-solid suspension flows and transient analysis of porous media flows.

Denise Winn-Bower

Denise Winn-Bower is the project manager for the Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Project. To contact Denise, please see the below information.


Graduate Students

Wisam Assiri

Wisam received his MS degree at the Colorado School of Mines in Petroleum Engineering. He is continuing on to study for his PhD.

Recep Bakar

Recep holds a B.S degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. His undergraduate research was about the application of one of the enhanced oil recovery techniques that is in-situ combustion in Camurlu Oil Field containing very heavy oil in southern part of Turkey. He is currently pursuing a M.S degree in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

Yakup Berk Coskuner

Yakup is a MS student in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He received his BS degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Middle East Technical University.

Tugce Calisgan

Tugce Calisgan received her BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, MS from Colorado School of Mines. She has worked at Transatlantic Petroleum company, Istanbul, as a Reservoir Engineer for two years. Currently, Tugce is pursuing her PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

Jamila Huseynova

Jamila holds her a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering from Middle East Technical University NCC, MS from Colorado School of Mines. Currently Jamila is pursuing her PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

Kagan Kutun

Kagan recieved his BS degree from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. He, while pursing an MS degree, also worked in ITU as a Research/Teaching assistant for 2 years. He transferred to CSM in August 2015 to complete to pursue and complete his MS degree. His research interests are geothermal reservoirs, wellbore heat loss, reservoir simulation and artifical intelligence. He is currently researching well interference in unconventional plays.

Zhijun (Julian) Liu

Julian is a PhD student at Petroleum Engineering department. He received his BS and MS degree both in petroleum engineering, from China University of Geosciences at Beijing and University of Kansas respectively. Before joining the program, he worked in Core Laboratories for four years, in hydraulic fracturing simulation and production analysis in unconventional reservoirs. His research interests include reservoir modeling and well test analysis in unconventional plays.

Elham Parsa

Elham is a Ph.D. finishing up in Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. She holds a Chemical Engineering B.Sc. degree from Iran and M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology Engineering from Sweden. Research Interests: Unconventional gas phase behavior combining both laboratory experiment and simulation modeling.

Ziming Zhu

Ziming is a PhD student at Petroleum Engineering department at Colorado School of Mines. He holds B.Sc. degrees from both University of Wyoming and China University of Petroleum, and M.Sc. degree from Colorado School of Mines, all in petroleum engineering. He is focusing on exploring the effect of pore size on the phase behavior and transition of hydrocarbon fluids in unconventional reservoirs.

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