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Petroleum Science and Technology is excited to announce its new Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Dandina Rao

Dr. Dandina N. Rao

Emmett C. Wells Jr. Distinguished Professor

Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Louisiana State University

Dr. Dandina N. Rao is Distinguished Professor in the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA.He has been involved in enhanced oil recovery and rock-fluids interactions research and field project implementations for over 3 decades. He previously worked as Principal Petroleum Engineer with TRW/BDM Petroleum Technologies (Formerly NIPER) in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; as Staff Research Engineer with Petroleum Recovery Institute in Calgary; and as Research Engineer with Shell Canada. He holds several patents in the US and other countries in addition to publishing over 120 technical papers. Two of his popular inventions that are generating a great deal of industrial interest are Gas-Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) Process for enhanced oil recovery and HydroFlame process for steam and flue gas generation for heavy oil and bitumen recovery. Dr. Rao has been recognized by the Louisiana State University with the Rainmaker Award given to faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for innovative research and creative scholarship. Recently, in 2019, he has been elected to the US National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Rao has been an active member of the SPE and other professional societies for over 35 years, and has worked in various capacities including session chair, discussion leader, key-note speaker, co-chairing committees, technical groups, mentoring, and in organizing and steering workshops, conferences and symposia. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, and as Technical Editor of SPE Journal and SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. Dr. Rao is excited to take on the responsibility as the new Editor-in-Chief, starting January 1, 2020, and with the help of the eminent members of the Editorial Board, he hopes to steer the journal to newer levels of accomplishments.

We are excited to have Dr Dandina. Rao on board as the new Editor-in-Chief and we look forward to the new ideas he brings to the journal. He will be taking over Editor-in-Chief duties as of January 1, 2020.