Water Lab

Christian C. Holcomb
SVP & Chief Operating Officer
NGL Water Solutions

Dan Mueller, P.E.
Senior Manager, Energy Program
Environmental Defense Fund

Mukul R. Bhatia, Ph.D.
Dan A. Hughes '51 Chair
Executive Professor and Director
Berg Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843

Gerardo Rivera
Chief Operating Officer
H2O Midstream LLC

Robert Crain
Executive Vice President
Texas Pacific Water Resources
Texas Pacific Land Trust

Patrick Ryan

Nick Hines
Chief Operating Officer 
Oilfield Water Logistics

Duane Germenis-Chair, TWEI Advisory Board
Regional Business Developement Director 
McKim & Creed

Robert Bruant, Product Director
Vice Chair, TWEI Advisory Board 
B3 Data. Insight. Outcomes 

Deepak A. Musale, Ph.D
Water Resources Management Specialist 
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company 

Albert Low 
Sales Manager 
Veolia Water Technologies 

Josh Brownlow 
Geologist, Subsurface Technology 
Pioneer Natural Resources

Patrick Drew 
Engineering Supervisor, Pioneer Water Management 
Pioneer Natural Resources 

Jason R. Vogel, Ph.D., P.E. 
Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental Science Director
Oklahoma Water Survey 

Dr. Malynda Cappelle 
Associate Director of the UTEP Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS)
The University of Texas at El Paso

Richard Brantley 
University Lands 
UT System 

Ying H. Tsang, Ph.D.
Chemical and Water Engineering Advisor 
Oxy Permian Resources-NM & TX

Joe Titzer 
Basin Water Resourses 

Ramesh Sharma 
Conoco Phillips 

 Chistopher Harich, PhD.

The following are the UTPB Faculty/Students affiliated with the Institute:

Active faculty members:

  • Dr. Bibian Ogbuji
  • Dr. Dian Jordan- Werhane 
  • Dr. Sepehr Arbabi
  • Mr. Narendra Bappana 

Passive faculty members:

  • Joonghyeok Heo
  • Milka Montes 

Students Research Assistants:

Christians Castillo ME Graduate Student castillo_c76236@utpb.edu
Gelila Kassaye   Petroleum Engineering     kassaye_g97956@utpb.edu 
Gabriel Leal Mechanical Engineering     leal_g75788@utpb.edu 
Raiel Amesquita     Electrical Engineering                  amesquita_r26621@utpb.edu 
Melissa Ariza     Chemistry     ariza_m19346@utpb.edu 
JanKrystal Jackson   Petroleum Engineering   jackson_j26322@utpb.edu 

Additional UTPB Leadership/Staff Invited to Attend:

      President of UTPB, Dr. Sandra Woodley 

      Provost of UTPB, Dr. Dan Heimmermann 

      Cheif of Staff, Exec. Director of Communication & Marketing-Tatum Hubbard 

      VP of Institutional Advancement for UTPB, Wendell Snodgrass

      Director, INSADV at UTPB, Mary Catherine Marshall 

      Director, INSADV at UTPB, Marisol Y. Chriesman 

      Director, INSADV at UTPB, Casey Carson 

      Program Coordinator, Office of Innovation and Commercialization, CC Serrato 

      Dr. George Nnanna, TWEI Director & Dean of the COE, UTPB 

      Mindy Rogers, TWEI Advisory Board Secretary & Exec. Asst. to Dr. Nnanna