University of Michigan
Over the last 20 years Professor Fogler has focused his research on problems in upstream research with focus on asphaltene and paraffin deposition. He has graduated 45 Ph.D. students from his research group and has published over 240 research articles. He and his students are well-known for their work in chemical reaction engineering in petroleum engineering, which encompasses a number of fundamental chemical engineering areas, specifically; reaction engineering, colloids, and multiphase flow. Research topics include: flow, reaction and precipitation; kinetics of wax deposition; fused chemical reactions; gelation kinetics; asphaltene deposition kinetics and remediation; colloidal phenomena; and catalyzed dissolution of minerals. In addition to funding by government agencies, an industrial affiliates program that has been in existence for over 35 years. In the past, the affiliates consisted of 9 major oil companies that provide $50,000 each. A number of research results are now being used in industrial applications.