Luis Ayala

Luis Ayala

Email: 
Phone: 
814-865-4053
Office Address: 
103A Hosler Building
Title: 
Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Associate Head for Graduate Education
Endowed Title: 
William A. Fustos Family Professorship in Energy and Mineral Engineering
Unit: 
John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Research Interests: 
  • Natural gas engineering
  • Numerical modeling of unconventional gas reservoirs
  • Performance predicition of gas shale reservoirs and tight sands with retrograde gases
  • Interpretation of temperature transient response in wellbores
  • Compositional reservoir simulation and thermodynamics of hydrocarbon fluids
  • Multiphase flow in pipelines and gas network analysis
  • Artificial intelligence applications