Industry Seminar Series - December 2018
How to Network in Conferences
DATE: Dec 4, 2-3 pm
LOCATION: HH 324
Presenters: Yun Ji, Kegang Ling, Clement Tang, and Kouhyar Tavakolian
Dr. Kegang Ling is an associate professor in Petroleum Engineering at University of North Dakota (UND). Before joining UND, He worked as a petroleum engineer in an oil company and a petroleum engineering consulting company. He holds a BS degree from the China University of Petroleum in geology, an MS degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a PhD degree from Texas A&M University, both in petroleum engineering.
Dr. Ling’s research interests are in the area of production optimization, oil and gas transportation, and flow assurance. His favorite professional society is Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). SPE provides networking opportunities to students through conferences, regional chapter events, student chapter, paper contest, PetroBowl tournament, scholarship, lecturer program, and eMentoring. SPE emphasizes student involvement in various activities and network with professional and students internationally. Interdisciplinary interaction is highly encourage considering the unique characteristics of petroleum engineering.
Dr. Yun Ji is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and US Fulbright Scholar in 2018.
Dr. Ji's research interest are bioofuels, biochemicals, renewable chemicals and materials science. Some of the opportunities for students are REU in summer 2018. Dr. Ji is involved in US Fulbright program and AIChE. Dr. Ji's philosophy for networking is - networking should be a balance between helping yourself and helping others.
Dr. Kouhyar Tavakolian had joined UND in 2014. He is an assistant professor at Electrical Engineering and director of biomedical engineering program. His research focus is on biomedical devices and biological signal processing. He is a senior member of IEEE and the Young Affinity Chair for the IEEE Red River Valley section. Kouhyar has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences.
Dr. Clement Tang joined UND as a faculty member in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering. He has been conducting research in gas-liquid two-phase flow heat transfer for over 15 years. He also serves as an associate editor for Heat Transfer Engineering journal, published by Taylor & Francis.
Dr. Tang’s research area is in multiphase flow heat transfer and thermal management. His research combines the studies of heat transfer and fluid mechanics to generate innovative solutions for thermal management and end-use thermal energy applications. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE), and the Society of Rheology (SoR). His philosophy of networking is “Be authentic. Every individual has something of value and unique to offer to someone.”