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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Enhanced Geothermal Systems

November 7, 2007 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Building 420, Room 40
Free and Open to All

Roland N. Horne graduated BE in Engineering Science in 1972, PhD in 1975 and DSc in 1986, all from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  He is now the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University; Director of the Stanford Geothermal Program; Senior Fellow at Precourt Institute for Energy and, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute.  He was formerly the Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford from 1995 to 2006.  He is best known for his work in well test interpretation, production optimization, and tracer analysis of fractured reservoirs. So far in his academic career he has supervised the graduate research of 34 PhDs, and 100 research MS students.  He has received the Lester C. Uren Award from Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), as well as the John Franklin Carll Award.  Horne was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2002, and in 2007 he was designated an Honorary Member of SPE. Horne is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association, and has served as adviser to Texas A&M University, University of Auckland, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is a Guest Professor of China University of Petroleum (Huadong).

Background Reading:

The Future of Geothermal Energy