Dr. Carolyn A. Koh, Professor and Director of Center for Hydrate Research
Dr. Koh received her degrees from University of W. London and Postdoctoral training at Cornell University. She was a Reader (Associate Professor) at London University before joining the Colorado School of Mines in 2004. She has been visiting Professor at Cornell and Penn State and London University. She was a consultant for the Gas Research Institute in Chicago and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has been working on hydrate research for over 11 years using spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and computer simulation techniques. This work led to her award of the Young Scientist Award of the British Association for Crystal Growth. She has co-authored (with E.D. Sloan) the book, "Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases", 3rd Ed., published by CRC Press in 2007.
Dr. Luis E. Zerpa, Assistant Professor
Dr. Zerpa received his degrees from the University of Zulia (Venezuela) and the Colorado School of Mines. He was a faculty member of the Engineering School at the University of Zulia for 4 years before joining the Colorado School of Mines in 2013. He has been working on hydrate research for over 6 years covering experimental and modeling work of hydrates in flow assurance.
Dr. E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., University Professor Emeritus (Guest Instructor)
Dr. Sloan received his degrees in Chemical Engineering and had five years experience with DuPont before coming to teach at the Colorado School of Mines in 1976. He has over 40 years experience in gas hydrate research with applications to flow assurance. He is the Chairman of the International CODATA Hydrate Database. He has co-authored more than 300 publications, particularly in the areas of gas hydrates, vapor-liquid equilibria, and fluid properties. The third edition of his book Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases was published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. in 2007. His second book, "Hydrate Engineering" (SPE Monograph 21) was published in 2000.