Associate Professor, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Email: 
ayala@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-4053
Office Address: 
103A Hosler Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Future Energy Supply
Research Summary: 

Natural gas engineering, numerical modeling of unconventional gas reservoirs, performance prediction of gas shale reservoirs and tight sands with retrograde gases, compositional reservoir simulation and thermodynamics of hydrocarbon fluids, multiphase flow in pipelines and gas network analysis, and artificial intelligence applications.