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Samuel Ameri

Chairperson, Professor - Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Samuel Ameri has served the oil and gas industry and WVU for more than four decades as a subject matter expert in O&G production, through teaching and mentoring, and with high-quality research. He has compiled an impressive record of publications across a wide spectrum of topics and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in well log interpretation for more than 35 years. He has been involved with externally funded research for the entirety of his academic career.

He is a leader in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) organization, having served as its chair and as a committee member for multiple annual conferences. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for ABET, the national accreditation agency for engineering and technology programs in the United States, and on a number of the organization’s committees. Ameri has been an elected member of the WVU Faculty Senate and has presided as chair over the Senate’s Student Rights and Responsibilities and Faculty Welfare committee. He has also chaired the Student Instruction Committee, served on WVU Athletic Council and Social Justice Advisory Committees, and is the longtime faculty advisor for the WVU SPE Student Chapter


M.S. Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 1976

B.S. Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University, 1973