Energy Excursions

Matt Balhoff

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

The goal of Dr. Balhoff’s research is to model, understand, and validate fundamental flow and transport behavior of subsurface fluids with applications to hydrocarbon recovery, carbon sequestration, groundwater remediation, and nuclear waste storage. Matt performs his research using advanced mathematical and computational tools (pore-scale models and reservoir simulation), but he also conduct experiments. His  expertise is in pore-scale modeling, multiscale modeling, reservoir simulation, and enhanced oil recovery.

Dr. Balhoff has received a number of teaching and professional awards, including the Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Distinguished Member Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In 2023 he was named Chair of the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin.

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