Lucas Whatley

Graduated in early Spring 2018
Master's of Science in Petroleum Engineering
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Summary

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Georgia State University in 2014. I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering under the guidance of my advisor Dr. Reza Barati. My research includes the application of nanoparticles as fluid loss additives in hydraulic fracturing fluids as well as drilling fluids. I am also researching their capability to be used as carriers for breaker enzymes in drilling fluids.  In addition to research, I am a teaching assistant for the Reservoir Engineering course in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department. During my first year as a graduate student I received the Ernest Lyder Memorial Fellowship. In my free time I enjoy hiking, backpacking, and anything that gets me outdoors. 


Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Gang Yang's Comprehensive Exam Defense | Friday, December 13th | starts @ 9:30AM | 298 Slawson

Stop Day - Movie Night | Friday, December 13th | starts @ 5:00PM | Beren Center (G192 Slawson)

Winter Break | The main CPE office will be closed during the week of December 23-27 and again on Wednesday, Janurary 1, 2020. Some faculty and staff may be available on some of these days, but they should be contacted directly for individual appointments. 

Wednesday, January 15th | New Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, January 21st | First Day of Spring 2020 Classes


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