Russell Johns

DR. RUSSELL T. JOHNS is the George E. Trimble Chair of Energy and Mineral Sciences at the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the Energi Simulation Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions. He recently served as Chair of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program from 2015 - 2018. He is currently the Editor-In-Chief for SPE journals. Prior to his current position, Dr. Johns served on the petroleum engineering faculty at The University of Texas at Austin from 1995 to 2010. He also has nine years of industrial experience as a petrophysical engineer with Shell Oil and as a consulting engineer for Colenco Power Consulting in Baden, Switzerland. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. He has over 200 publications in enhanced oil recovery, thermodynamics and phase behavior, unconventional gas engineering, multiphase flow in porous media, and well testing. Dr. Johns received the SPE Ferguson medal in 1993 and served as Co-Executive Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering journal from 2002-2004. In 2009, he was awarded the SPE Distinguished Member award and in 2013 the SPE Faculty Pipeline award. He also received the 2016 SPE international award in Reservoir Description and Dynamics. He is currently director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery consortium in the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State University.