Professor Hossein Kazemi

  • Chesebro' Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
  • Co-director of Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies (MCERS)


  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin (1961)
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (1963)


  • Marathon Oil Company (1969-2000)
    • Research Scientist, Senior Technical Consultant, Director of Production Research, Manager of Reservoir Technology, and Executive Technical Fellow at Marathon Petroleum Technology Center in Littleton, Colorado.
  • Colorado School of Mines (1980-Current)
    • Professor of Petroleum Engineering Department.

Research Interests

  • Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
  • Improved/Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Transient Well Testing

Awards & Honors

  • U.S. National Academy of Engineering
    • Membership
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
    • Honorary and Distinguished Membership
    • John Franklin Carll Award (1978)
    • Denver Section Henry Mattson Technical Service Award (1980)
    • Distinguished Service Award (1991 )
    • Everette Lee DeGolyer Medal (1995)
    • Improved Oil Recovery Pioneer Award (2006)
    • Rocky Mountain North America Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award (2008)
  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
    • Honorary Membership