## Cullen College’s Petroleum Engineering Department Celebrates Its First Doctoral Graduate
Ali Rezaei has the honor of being the first graduate of the Cullen College of Engineering ’s doctoral program in petroleum engineering. He earned his Ph.D. this year by completing his dissertation on fast multipole fully-coupled poroelastic solutions of hydraulic fracturing.
“Rezaei is very dedicated to science and his dissertation is definitely one of the best dissertations I have seen,” said Mohamed Soliman , William C. Miller Chair of petroleum engineering. “We’re proud to have him as our first graduate.”
Launched in 2015 in response to the need for qualified engineers across all sectors of the energy industry, the petroleum engineering doctoral program now has 39 Ph.D. students. As a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university in the Energy Capital of the World, UH is perfectly situated to provide a rigorous curriculum and cutting-edge research experience for its graduates, Soliman said.