Awards & Scholarships

Lyman L. Handy (SPE)

AIME Mineral Industry Education Award in 1996

"In recognition of his unselfish accomplishments of excellence in teaching, research, and leadership in petroleum engineering, by elevating spirits and mentoring students in the pursuit of clarity."

Lyman L. Handy is Milligan Professor Emeritus of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering at the University of Southern California.

He completed his B.S. in 1942 and completed his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1951 at the University of Washington. He joined Chevron Oilfield Research Corporation, where he emphasized research on the flow of fluids through porous media and on enhanced oil recovery methods. in 1966, he was appointed professor of petroleum and chemical engineering and chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Southern California.

He is author of numerous papers in the petroleum and chemical literature. Handy is a distinguished member of the SPE and participates in the educational activities of the society, serving on the Education and Accreditation Committees and as SPE director at-large with special responsibility for matters relating to education.