Stanford University

ESE Alum Talk - Wen Song

Alumni, Everyone, General Public, Postdocs, Students - Graduates, Students - Undergraduates

Event Info:

The purpose of ESE’s Quarterly Alum Talk is to discuss the unique ways our students arrive to Stanford, the tools they used to be successful at the University, and the many ways they are using their degrees from ESE after graduation. 

These talks have included alums who’s careers were meticulously planned, and others who took unexpected paths. 

Prof. Wen Song of UT Austin joined us on November 18th, 2022  to share her story (the decision to come to Stanford, her research at Stanford, and her work in Academia). If you are interested in a job in Academia, this talk will be helpful to you.  If you are not particularly interested in working in Academia, we encourage you to watch the talk. Professor Song shared a valuable insights that can apply to any student at Stanford or anyone interested in energy. You will likely discover that a degree in Energy can be used in many ways and this talk can open you up to new possibilities for your own future. 

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Speaker Info:

Wen Song
Assistant Professor
George H. Fancher Professorship in Petroleum Engineering

UT Austin Research Areas:

  • Geologic Carbon Storage
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Petrophysics and Pore Scale Processes
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Natural Gas Engineering

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D., Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, 2019
M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2014
B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2012

View Full Bio on UT Austin Website


Photo provided by Mark McClure - ERE Alum Talk

Discussion Moderated by Stanford ERE Alum, Mark McClure

Founder & CEO


Before founding ResFrac, Mark was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. After earning a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a Master of Science in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, Mark earned a PhD in energy resources engineering at Stanford. His academic research focuses on hydraulic fracturing, diagnostic fracture injection tests, induced seismicity, and enhanced geothermal systems.


Visit the Stanford Energy Science & Engineering Department (formed from the department of Energy Resources Engineering with new members and an expanded scope) Website

To view videos from previous talks, click  HERE.

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