Why I chose Rice
Chris Campbell (EADM '11) moved with CDM to Austin
John Trenchard (NP '14) graduated with a dual MBA/PSM this fall. He has accepted a position with Credit Suisse as an investment banker, and moved on to Goldman Sachs as a Banking Analyst in 2015.
Avanti Tamhane (EADM ’06) moved from URS to Chevron in 2014
Jiao Li (EADM '13) accepted employment with Weston Solutions
Myriam Mills (EADM ’07) moved from CDM Consulting to Hess Corporation
Heather Stilwell (SG ’13) is working as an Operation Geologist at Occidental Petroleum
Robin Soares (BHP ’12) now works as Program Analyst for Baylor
Joe Mills (SG ’09) left Repsol for a new position with Chevron
Martin Gibson (SG '12) moved from ExxonMobil to Apache Corp
Avanti Tamhane (EADM '06) left her position with URS to accept a job with Chevron
Robin Soares (BHP ' 13) is now working for MD Anderson
Esther Rios (EADM '11) accepted a position with Arthur D. Little Consulting
Damir Aidarkanov (NP '09) continues to work on organic photovoltaics in Nazarbayev University’s Research and Innovation System.
Neha Dhanik (EADM '12) has moved to New York, where her husband has joined Regeneron, a pharmaceutical company based in NY. She secured employment with Nexant Inc. Energy & Chemicals in White Plains, NY
Liang Ge (SG '10) took a new position with ION Geophysical in 2013.
Ilia Geltser (NP '04) accepted employment with Emerson in 2011.
Natalie Irvin (EADM '04) was promoted to Manager of Environmental Engineering at the Valero Wilmington Refinery.
Carol Liu (EADM '10) switched to Halliburton as a reservoir engineer in 2013.
Padraig Moloney (NP '04) accepted employment with Lockheed Martin in 2012. He is a member of the PSM Board of Affiliates.
Jackson Myers (NP '08) accepted employment with EDP Renewables in 2012.
orine Omondo (BRHP '13) is following her husband to Savannah, GA where he has accepted a teaching position. She will search for an outreach position with health organizations in the area.
Graduates have secured the following employment:
Alireza Akbarzadeh (SG) - DownUnder GeoSolutions
Gokay Bergeroglu (SG) - Turkish Petroleum Corp.
Gulce Dinc (SG) - ION Geophysical
Kristen Frederick (SG) - Shell
Sara Goshorn (EADM) - HUCO Consulting
Mi Jiao (SG) - ExxonMobil
Serdar Koc (SG) - Turkish Petroleum Corp.
Jenny Kowal (SG) - BHP Billiton
Hunter Lockhart (SG) - BHP Billiton
Cassandra Lopez (EADM) - Chevron
Sean Murphy (SG) - Southwest Energy
Heather Stilwell (SG) - Ellington Geo
Mehmed Yazaroglu (SG) - Turkish Petroleum Corp.
Graduates have secured the following employment:
Murtada Al-Habib (SG) - Aramco
Aditya Banerjee (EADM) - Element Markets
William Buck (NP) - Applied NanoFluorsecence
Neha Kathayat (EADM) - Element Markets
Martin Gibson (SG) - ExxonMobil
Antara Goswami (SG) - ION Geophysical
Scott Horton (NP) - Nanoridge
John McDougal (EADM) - Element Markets
Matthew Prudhomme (SG) - Shell
Robin Soares (EADM) - UTMB Galveston
Jayshree Srinivasan (EADM) - HUCO Consulting
Lisha Xie (SG) - Schlumberger
Yifei Wan (SG) - ION Geophysical
Danny Weisman - ExxonMobil
Max Zhang (SG) - Baker Hughes
Zhou Zhou (NP) - Baker Huges
Students' efforts have paid off and internships have been secured for summer/fall 2011 with Halliburton/Landmark, Shell, PGS, Hart Energy, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Element Markets, Huco Consulting, Kerogen Explorations, Lockheed Martin, N3DBio, Nanoridge, Trinity Consulting, and the Methodist Research Center. Visits to interns at their internship sites are in progress.
Graduates secured employment with CDM Environmental, ERM, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Federal Government, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Korea Gas Company, Gamesa and ION Geophysical, and the Kazakhstan Government.
Bill Schleizer (EADM 04) reports from the Delta Institute in Chicago: “The team that I lead at Delta just received a very competitive USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to look at nutrient management practices in agriculture and reducing N2O emissions (a very potent GHG). We also helped the Standard Register Company complete their carbon footprint and helped them achieve a top score on their Carbon Disclosure Project submittal. Visit www.delta-institute.org to learn more about these and other examples capturing the exciting innovative work I am helping lead at Delta.”
Damir Aidarkanov (NP 2008): “After working almost 2 years in energy consulting, I wanted to try myself in hands-on development of renewable energy sources (solar cells). I accepted a job offer from Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan as junior researcher in their photo-voltaics lab of the Center for Energy Research. Now I am a colleague of Dana Akilbekova who has been working here since graduating from the NP Program at Rice in 2009.
Another PSM couple announces their wedding plans: Carol Liu (EADM 07) and Brian Cornette (SG 08) announced their wedding to take place in November 2011!
Nada Ahmed (EADM) accepted a new job with DVN (Det Veritas Nortas) and is now in their clean energy unit working on alternative technologies to reduce our carbon footprint, including wind energy and carbon sequestration. Good luck at your new position, Nada!
Wilfred Kittler (NP) decided to tie the R&D work he has done for Magritek Ltd. in Wellington, New Zealand to a PhD with the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center at Australian National University. He will be designing and fabricating a custom gradient coil for the new hyper-polarized xenon setup.
Danny Reed (SG) is now working for Shell in Bakersfield, CA. Will miss him at our events in Houston!
Liang Ge (SG) secured employment as a Seismic Engineer with WesternGeco Schlumberger. Congratulations!
Takumi Shiraishi (EADM) and his wife are the lucky parents of Gaku Shiraishi – “gaku” means to learn. He was named this in hopes that he always keeps learning many things. (culture, language, people, etc.) – Congratulations!
Summer Piantes and her husband were surprised by Ellie Marie Piantes who arrived early on November 12, 2010. She weighed 4lb 12oz and measured 16 1/2 inches. Congratulations to the proud parents!
Padraig (NP Alum ad PSM Board Member) and Ann Moloney who had met back in 2003 while taking the class Nanocharacterization and Fabrication, had a son Fionn Moloney on November 17th. He just started at Rice University (daycare) in January 2011! Congratulations to the lucky parents!
EADM Students secured employment with HUCO Consulting, INTEL, Southwest Research Center, Exxon Mobil. NP Students are working with KLA Tencor, Nazarbayev University's Directorate for Scientific and Technical Projects, and Duke University, SG students are employed with Halliburton, Schlumberger and Korea Gas Company.
Ting Hong, SG, is employed by Paradigm on the Geolog Support Team.
ND Nebo (graduate of 2004) is now a Senior Technical professional with R&D group at Landmark. Working with 3D interpretation and visualisation software called Geoprobe.
Bill Schleizer, EADM graduate 2004, promoted to Associate Director of the Delta Institute in Chicago
Avanti Tamhane, EADM graduate 2006, promoted from URS Houston office to URS San Francisco office
Varun Anand, EADM graduate 2006, engaged to be married in India in 2009
Takumi Shiraishi, EADM graduate 2008, married in Kyoto, Japan, September '08
Danny Mills and Myriam McChargue, both 2007 graduates of the EADM program, became engaged! Myriam and Danny met during their studies at Rice and are our first Professional Master’s “couple” with a wedding to come in 2009!
Rachelle Petrovik, EADM graduate 2008, took a break from work with Element Markets to spend more time with her family.
Rachelle Petrovic accepted employment with Element Markets in Houston.
Summer Eidson continued employment with Geosyntec Consultants.
Takumi Shiraishi accepted a position with a Japanese company based in Tokyo.
Glennis Claxton will be working for ConocoPhillips in Midland, Texas.
Jeremy Mardembek took a position with ConocoPhillips in Houston.
Danny Reed accepted a position with SHELL Corp. in Houston, Texas.
Yi Ye continued working with ExxonMobil, she completed the Subsurface Geoscience Program on a part-time basis.
Adriana Valerio received an offer from Marathon Oil.
Danny Mills accepted a position with HOK Architectural and Engineering Services in Houston, Texas.
Myriam McChargue is working for CDM Environmental Consulting in Houston, Texas.
Matt Slezak stayed with his internship provider IVG Green Energy Trading until end of 2007 when he accepted a new position with BP as Power Risk Analyst.
Ed Miles accepted the offer of his internship provider Quantum Logic Devices and is working for them on full-time in Austin, Texas.
Will Lee accepted a position with PROS Revenue Management Consulting in Houston, Texas.
Varun Anand familiarized himself with the environmental consulting field during his internship with CDM, and accepted a full-time position with Trinity Consulting.
Sylvia Centanni had participated in an internship with Lynn Inc. in Houston, and accepted a full-time position with Schlumberger's office in Bryan, Texas.
Ellice Lin fulfilled her internship requirement with an Orange County municipal organization in California. Ellice secured a position as Air Quality Specialist at Tetra Tech in California, headquartered in Pasadena.
Sarah Mason pursued her internship with the Houston Wilderness Organization. After her graduation, she started as Environmental Analyst in the Mayor's Office of the City of Houston in their Environmental Programming Department.
Shawna McLallen interned with Lynn Co. in Houston and accepted a position as a Geologist with Anadarko in their new Woodlands office. Shawna started a new job with HydroStatOil Co beginning of 2008.
Avanti Tamhane worked during her internship with Argent Consulting in Houston. She accepted a full-time Environmental Consultant position with URS in Houston.
Iain Cowie interned at the Houston based Groundwater Services Inc. and after graduation accepted a job offer to start working with the company full-time as of June 2005. Due to family reasons, Iain relocated to Brea, California in Spring 2006 and accepted a position with Paulsson Geo-physical Services, Inc. as an Operations Manager.
Andrea Crumpacker accepted a temporary job assignment with a Canadian-based consulting company called Archipelago Ltd based in Victoria, B.C. at one of their offices in Newport, Oregon. As of November 2005 she has accepted a position as Environmental Statistician for Weston Solutions in Carlsbad, California.
Christy Mak started working for Sage Environmental in Houston, Texas after interning with Trinity Consultants in Houston.
Christine Robichaud conducted her internship at Rice researching the environmental impact of nanomaterials with Rice professor Dr. Mark Wiesner. She returned from an assignment as General Manager for American Bio Fuel, Inc back to Rice to continue her doctoral studies in Spring 2006.
Nd Nebo accepted a temporary work assignment with Burlington Resources, and started working for Pason Systems, USA in Spring 2006.
Padraig Moloney earned his MS in Nanoscale Physics while simultaneously working at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). He is now leading JSC's NanoMaterials Applications R&D, which includes work in advanced power and energy storage, regnerable life support and radiation shielding technologies. He is pursuing his PhD at Rice at the same time!
Doug Thompson earned his MS in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making. As owner of a management consulting firm, Doug plan to focus on developing sustainability strategies for small and medium-sized companies. He relocated to Washington D.C. in Summer 2005.
Bill Schleizer, who graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making, is now an associate for the Delta Institute, an environmental nonprofit organization in downtown Chicago.
Natalie Irwin accepted a position with EIP Water Resources Group in California which merged with PBS&J in 2007.