Oil and Gas

Our efforts in the petroleum industry are currently directed towards
  • Corrosion protection in oil field application: Nandika D’Souza and Teresa Golden (Chemistry)
  • Down-hole sensing technology: Tae-Youl Choi
  • Elastomer modeling and measurements: Jaehyung Ju, D’Souza hydrogels D’Souza

Oil and Gas

Teresa Golden and Francis D’Souza in chemistry are working on electrochemically deposited coatings as well as impedance spectroscopy for corrosion measurements.

Grants

N. A. D’Souza and T. D. Golden, Bioinspired coatings for corrosion resistance, Qatar National Research Foundation, $275,000 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Publications
  1.  Nandika D’Souza, Nasr Seifollah, Parag Ganpule, Corrosion and Flame Retardant Polymer Coatings for Oilfield Applications, Offshore Technology Consortium, OTC-21964-PP, May 2-5, 2011, Houston, Texas.
  2. Uzochukwu. C. Okafor, Reza Mirshams “Mechanica Pproperties of D2 and A2 TOOL Steels Evaluated Using Nanoindentation” 2013 ECTC Proceedings ASME Early Career Technical Conference, Tulsa, OK, April, 4 - 6, 2013. 
Partnerships
  • Teresa Golden and Francis D’Souza in chemistry are working on electrochemically deposited coatings as well as impedance spectroscopy for corrosion measurements
  • The department is partnered with the Energy Rubber Group of Texas (put link) to bring academic-industry-student engagement in the area of failure prevention, finite element analysis, reliability measurements
Industries
  • Halliburton
  • Texas Instruments
  • Pepsico
  • Freese & Nichols
  • Group CBS
  • BAE Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Luminant Power
  • Peterbilt
  • Peerless Manufacturing
  • ARAMARK
  • MP2 Energy
  • Sylvania
  • Goodson Engineering
  • Advanced Technology Complex
  • TXU Energy
  • Pepco Energy
  • Schneider Electric 
  • Denbury
  • Siemens