Kishore K. Mohanty (SPE)
AIME Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal* in 2013
Kishore K. Mohanty currently serves as H.B. Harkins Jr. professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). His first position, starting in 1981, was with Arco as senior research engineer, becoming principal research engineer from 1985 to 1991. He then joined the University of Houston as an associate professor, assuming full professor status in 2000. Mohanty moved to UT Austin in 2009. His areas of expertise include wettability alteration, gas injection, and chemical flooding to enhance oil recovery. He recently developed surfactant-nanoparticle combinations which can improve the sweep efficiency of various types of floods. Mohanty was awarded SPE Distinguished Membership in 2007, and received various other SPE awards, including A Peer Apart and Outstanding Review Chair, as well as University of Houston awards for outstanding faculty research and teaching. He has served as executive editor on the SPE Journal Board, member of the JPT Special Series Editorial Review Board, and chair of the SPE Reprint Series Committee, currently serving as a member of the SPE R&D Committee. Mohanty earned a BS degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota—both in chemical engineering.