Debotyam Maity is a Senior Engineer in the Energy Supply & Conversion group at Gas Technology Institute (GTI) based on Chicago. He has worked with GTI for the past 7 years. His research interests include passive seismic data analysis, reservoir characterization and optimizing hydraulic fracturing completions as well as unconventional reservoir surveillance and diagnostics. He uses machine-learning tools to solve challenges around data processing, visualization, and analysis. He has authored more than 25 technical papers and holds 4 patents in the field of hydraulic fracturing completion design and diagnostics. He is currently working on several DOE funded JIP projects in hydraulic fracturing including HFTS-1/ HFTS-EOR and HFTS-2 projects. Dr. Maity holds MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from University of Southern California and is a member of professional societies including SPE & SEG.
Bahareh Nojabaei is an Assistant Professor of geoenergy engineering at Virginia Tech. She joined the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2016, and prior to her current position, she served as an academic professional lecturer at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests lie in the field of multi-scale phase behavior analyses and reservoir simulations for oil and gas shale reservoirs. She also performs research on the complex geophysical and rock-fluid interaction properties of unconventional reservoirs through, molecular simulation and lab experiments. She currently serves as the faculty advisor of the SPE student chapter at Virginia Tech. Nojabaei holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology respectively, and she earned her PhD in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Penn State.