Areas of expertise


Gioia holds a Laurea Summa Cum Laude in environmental-georesources engineering from the University Sapienza of Rome, a M.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Imperial College London.

Until early 2016, she held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, where she was also the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. She was formerly an assistant and then associate professor in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow and faculty member of the ODASES partnership.

Prior to joining Texas A&M, she worked with ENI-Agip, Enterprise Oil UK, Shell E&P UK and TOTAL E&P UK, covering both offshore and onshore assignments.

Current activities

Gioia is Professor and Head of the Geo-Energy Engineering Centre at Cranfield University. Her main interest areas are:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geothermal Engineering
  • Multiphase Flow Systems
  • Production Optimisation
  • Integrated/Hybrid Energy Systems
  • Resources and Reserves Classification
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Artificial Lift and Liquid Unloading
  • CO2 Transport, Boosting and Underground Injection

Gioia is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). She is also a member of the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Classification of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its Renewables Sub-Group, of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and its Resources and Reserves committee, of the Artificial Lift R&D Council (ALRDC) and of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC).


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