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Professor Richard Dawe

Richard Dawe Esanda TrainingProfessor Emeritus Richard Dawe was the first holder of the TTMC chair in Petroleum Engineering at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, from 1999 until his retirement in July 2011. Before that he joined the University of Qatar, Doha in November 1997 as Occidental Chair in Petroleum Engineering having taken early retirement from Imperial College, London (1975 - 97) where he had risen to Reader in Reservoir Physics. From 1992 he directed the successful MSc in Petroleum Engineering. He had joined Imperial College, London in 1975 following academic appointments in Chemical Engineering at Leeds University and the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology (UMIST). He gained his BA, MA and DPhil from Oxford University (St Catherine's).

His research interests lie in the areas of reservoir engineering, particularly those concerned with how reservoirs behave and reservoir physical properties. He has published over 230 papers. He gained a Vice-Chancellor’s Award UWI for excellence 2005 and the Fenrick De Four Award for Engineering NIHERST Trinidad in 2013.

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