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What is UH Energy?

UH Energy is an umbrella for efforts across the University of Houston system to position the university as a strategic partner to the energy industry by producing trained workforce, strategic and technical leadership, research and development for needed innovations and new technologies. That’s why UH is the Energy University.

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UH Energy
Greater Houston Impact

Drawing on an array of academic and research resources, UH Energy serves as a strategic partner to the industry, producing specialized personnel, innovative scholars and technological experts from the more than 8,000 students pursuing energy-related careers.

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BY THE NUMBERS

  • 9Energy-related Colleges
  • 30 Energy-related Undergraduate Programs
  • 46Graduate and Professional Programs
  • 1stIn the Nation Subsea Engineering Master's Program
  • 11Energy-related Graduate Certificates
  • 40%Students in Energy-related Degree Programs
  • 24Energy Advisory Board Members
  • 29Research Centers
Chief Energy Officer Ramanan Krishnamoorti

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UH Energy Featured Events

February

26

10am

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2020-2021 UH ENERGY SYMPOSIUM SERIES: MITIGATING NATURAL GAS FLARING SYMPOSIUM

The extraction of crude oil from underground reservoirs also brings to the surface dissolved or “associated” natural gas. The expansion of hydraulic fracturing and technological advancements have led to the production of gas reservoirs and a sharp decrease in the price of natural gas. This combined with the “assembly line” approach to the production of oil from shale reservoirs has resulted in the dramatic growth of oil production and a stranding of the produced “associated” gas. Often this valuable by-product of oil production is burnt in a flare. This flaring has resulted in significant environmental concerns and a public opposition to the issue of flaring. This symposium will discuss the challenges, opportunities and advancements in technology and policy that will foster a safer and environmentally friendly oil and gas production.

March

1

7pm

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT MICRO-CREDENTIALING PROGRAM

UH Energy is offering badge sessions in Sustainable Energy Development, starting March 1, 2021. Instruction consists of 8, 2-hour online sessions. Sessions are delivered twice per week, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, CST. The world is changing faster than at any time in history – especially in the world of energy. Society today has 3 fundamental expectations for our energy future: It must be affordable, accessible & reliable, and environmentally responsible. These requirements make up the Energy Trilemma. Advancing solutions that simultaneously satisfy all elements of this trilemma are the foundation and essence of Sustainable Energy Development.

March

10

1pm

20-21 UH Energy Electric Vehicle Webinar Series: Vehicle Miles Traveled Analysis & Electrification Potential of the Houston Region Image

2020-2021 UH ENERGY ELECTRIC VEHICLE WEBINAR SERIES: VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED ANALYSIS & ELECTRIFICATION POTENTIAL OF THE HOUSTON REGION

Bridget will present her analysis of publicly available vehicle miles traveled data and learnings of the associated emissions in the Houston region. Knowing pick-up trucks are an essential consumer and fleet vehicle, this information will clearly illustrate the market opportunity for electric truck proliferation in Houston.

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