Dr. Juliana Y. Leung



      Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Data Analytics in Subsurface Flow Systems




Ph.D. (petroleum engineering), University of Texas at Austin (2010)
Dissertation Title: Reservoir modeling accounting for scale-up of heterogeneity and transport processes link
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Srinivasan

M.S. (petroleum engineering), University of Texas at Austin (2004)
Thesis Title: A new analog for numerical flow simulations. Application to direct assessment of reservoir flow
performance uncertainties link
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Srinivasan

B.Sc. with Distinction (chemical engineering), University of Calgary (2002)

Academic Experience

Professor, University of Alberta (2021 - present)

Associate Professor, University of Alberta (2016-2021)
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta (2010-2016)
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin (2002-2004, 2007-2010)
Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES), University of Texas at Austin (2009-2010)

Professional Experience

Engineering Intern, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, USA (2008)

Reservoir Engineer, Unconventional Gas, Shell Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada (2004-2006)
Research Assistant, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA (2003)


SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty - Canada Region (2022)
Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award (2020)
Faculty of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award (2020)
Faculty of Engineering Mid-Career Research Award (2019)

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Great Supervisor Award (2018)
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Scholar Award (2009)
David Bruton, Jr. Graduate School Fellowship (2008)
Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Fellowship (2007)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate
Scholarship (PGS A) (2002)
Dean’s Research Excellence Award (2002)
Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists And Geophysicists of Alberta Gold Medals in Chemical Engineering (2002)
Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award (Chemical Engineering) (2002)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate
Student Research Award (2001)
Alberta Heritage Scholarship (Louise McKinney) (2001)
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Prize (2001)
Clifford C. Burton Scholarship (2001)
Alberta Heritage Scholarship (Louise McKinney) (2000)
University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award (1999)
TransAlta Corporation Memorial Scholarship (1999)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Engineering Scholarship (1998)
Governor General’s Academic Medal - Bronze (1998)

Major Editorships

Executive Editor, Journal of Geoenergy Science and Engineering (2023 - present)
Associate Editor, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2018 - present)
Associate Editor, Journal of Natural Gas Engineering (2015 - 2018)
Lead Guest Editor, Mathematical Geosciences Special Issue: IAMG 2019 (2019 - 2020)  

Major Professional Activities

Secretary General, International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (2020-2024)
Secretary, SPE Edmonton Section (2021-2024)
Program Committee, SPE Wokshop: Subsurface Data Analytics (2020)
Program Committee & Session Chair, SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference (2017, 2018, 2020)
NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Selection Committee for Energy, Environment and Resources (2019)
Co-chair, 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), Pennsylvania State University (2019)     
Strategic Network Grants Selection Committee (2018)
Session Chair, InterPore 10th Annual Meeting and Jubilee, New Orleans (2018)