Zuleima Karpyn is a professor and Quentin and Louise Wood Endowed Faculty Fellow in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Dr. Karpyn specializes on multiphase flow and transport in porous media, and X-ray computed tomography. Areas of application include unconventional resource characterization, reservoir engineering, environmental remediation and carbon sequestration. She holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Universidad Central de Venezuela, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum and natural gas engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Karpyn is a recipient of the 2008 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award granted by the National Science Foundation, the 2010 Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching, she is Foundation CMG co-Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions since 2014, and 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar. She has also served as Associate Editor of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (2009-2014), and as assistant Editor-in-chief for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering since 2014.
Research interests include multi-phase flow in porous media, capillary-driven flow, unconventional reservoirs, solid/liquid interfaces and wettability, and X-ray computed tomography and image processing techniques.