Karpyn awarded Wood Fellowship

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Zuleima Karpyn
September 17, 2010

Professor Zuleima Karpyn has been selected as the Quentin E. and Louise L. Wood University Endowed Fellow in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide additional funding to an outstanding member of the petroleum and natural gas engineering faculty in order to further his or her contributions to teaching, research, and public service.

Karpyn, an assistant professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, is a recipient of the 2005 Penn State Wilson Research Initiation Grant, 2008 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award granted by the National Science Foundation, and the 2010 Penn State Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is also Associate Editor for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, and an active member of the Society of Core Analysts and the American Geophysical Union. Her teaching and research interests include reservoir characterization and multiphase transport phenomena in porous media, including applications in reservoir engineering, underground hydrology, and environmental remediation.