Each fall the College of Engineering invites nominations for the Distinguished Dissertation
Awards, which recognize outstanding research and scholarship. The nominations are
reviewed by a selection committee, which is composed of faculty from each of the College's
departments, and the winners are announced in the spring. One of the winners was
our own Dr. Watheq Al-Mudhafar (advisor: Dr. Dandina Rao) for his dissertation entitled:
"Statistical Reservoir Characterization, Simulation, and Optimization of Field Scale-Gas
Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) Process with Uncertainty Assessments"